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USWNT Climb From 7th to 5th in World Ranking Courtesy of Medaling Finish at Champions Trophy

June 28, 2016, 1:35 p.m. (ET)

LANCASTER, Pa. - June 28, 2016 - Top-tier talent put on display in London, England last week shook prized world power placements at the completion of the women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016, propelling the U.S. Women’s National Team from 7th to 5th on the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) World Ranking system. The USWNT were dubbed bronze medal winners after a tremendously fought matchup against Australia, with a 1-0 shootout tally, after a draw of 2-2 in regulation time.  

RANK 

COUNTRY  

POINTS 

1

Netherlands

2086

2

Argentina

1988

3

Australia

1873

4

New Zealand

1628

5

United States

1555

6

China

1473

7

England

1451

8

Korea

1368

9

Germany

1344

10

Japan

1100

At a rapid clip during the past 3 years, Team USA leapt from 10th to 8th and now holds the 5th spot, territory the program held back in March 2015 before slipping to 7th in the summer of 2015 after Hockey World League Round 3. Since the introduction of Craig Parnham and his coaching staff and the rebasing of the team to the Home of Hockey in Lancaster County, Pa. in 2013, the team’s consistent hard work has resulted in strong performances in international competition recognized by opponents and fans alike.

The next and final opportunity to see the USWNT play before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is the Rio Send-Off Series against India and Canada, at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County, Pa.! Single game tickets are $20 for adults ($18 for USA Field Hockey members) and $10 for spectators under age 18, seniors (65+), and active military. A group discount of up to $3 per ticket depending on the size of your group will be available on orders of 10 or more tickets to the same match. For group orders, please call (719) 434-3901.    

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