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Congratulations to the Athletes Selected this Weekend to the 2018 National Futures Championship

May 11, 2018, 10:26 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - May 11, 2018 - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce and congratulate the first round of athletes selected to attend the 2018 Citi National Futures Championship (NFC), presented by Harrow Sports, at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. from June 18-26. The NFC is the premier championship event for USA Field Hockey's Futures Program, part of the sport's Olympic Development Pipeline. Held annually since 1990, the NFC brings the top female field hockey players selected from more than 4,700 athletes across nine regions.

USA Field Hockey would like to congratulate all of the participating athletes, and especially the following female athletes who have been selected to represent their region at the 2018 National Futures Championship based on their outstanding performance at their respective regional tournaments. Selected athletes will be evaluated again at the NFC for an opportunity to make the Junior U.S. Women's National Teams. Click the links below to review the selected athletes in each region.

Selected athletes have been notified by email with additional information. The U-16 and U-19 Girls Age Division athletes will be placed on Regional Teams and required to attend a weekend-long training camp in preparation for the National Futures Championship. This training camp is a great opportunity for these athletes to advance their individual and team skills before competing as a regional team at the NFC. The U-14 Girls Age Division selected athletes will be placed on teams mixed by region at the National Futures Championship. Team announcements will be posted in early June on the NFC Event Page.

Check for additional athlete selections following the remaining Regional Futures Tournaments:

  • Northeast Region - May 12-13
  • Region 4 (New York) – May 19-20
  • Region 6 (New Jersey) – May 19-20
  • Region 7 (Chesapeake) - May 19-20
  • Region 9 (Great Lakes)- May 19-20
  • Region 10 (Central) – May 19-20

Please note that boys who participated in their Regional Futures Tournament will be invited to attend the Junior USWNT Talent Identification and Selection Camp in Stockton, Calif. from June 28-30. Boys are encouraged to register for the Talent ID and Selection Camp online by clicking here.

Congratulations to all athletes who competed, and especially to those who were selected!