PHOTO GALLERY: Team Black Takes First Place in Action Filled AAU Junior Olympic Games

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Aug. 02, 2019, 4:45 p.m. (ET)

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - August 2, 2019 - Field hockey at the 2019 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games wrapped up on Thursday, August 1 on the pitch of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. This year, the AAU Junior Olympic Games, known as the largest multi-sport event for youth in the United States, featured a U-16 Girls division which consisted of seven teams who competed in a round robin style competition while providing athletes the opportunity to experience an Olympic-like, multi-sport competition while enjoying the camaraderie and inspiration from top athletes in other featured sports. 

Black finished at the top of the pool standings with a 4-0-2 and 14 points. In second place was Green with a 4-1-1 record and 13 points. Third place went to Navy with 10 points and a 3-2-1 record. Olivia Bent-Cole (Green) was selected as the Joel Ferrell Award winner for Most Outstanding Player, as chosen through a selection process by the umpires and technical staff. Athletes needed to display exceptional skill level on the field, elevating the level of play of their teammates and team as a whole, while also demonstrating a positive attitude, good sportsmanship and respect for teammates, coaches and umpires over the course of the event.

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Congratulations to the following teams who medaled in this year's competition

FIRST PLACE: Black
Coached by: Kerry Kiddoo

Athletes in alphabetical order: Lucy Adams, Tessa Albrecht, Laine Ambrose, Ashley Arnold, Gurnoor Dhaliwal, Tyler Everslage, Tyler Kennedy, Emerson Loftis, Ava Moore, Emmalee Moore, Cassidy Puleo, Christina Rawa, Tegan Samuelson, Abigail Shim, Mia Smith, Sophia Worst




SECOND PLACE: Green
Coach: Susan Ciufo

Athletes in alphabetical order: Olivia Bent-Cole, Ria Chhina, Camryn Crook, Alexa Derr, Abygail Deverka, Grace Donahue, Cameron Evans, Katie Fichtner, Alana Fields, Sophia Ganocy, Ashley HartIsabelle Larimore, Kerry O'Donnell, Payton Rahn, Kelsey Reviello, Gracie Wilkerson


THIRD PLACE: Navy
Coach: Nicole Morgan

Athletes in alphabetical order: 
Sophia Abate, Candela Barletti, Sophie Everett, Emily Fleming, Samantha Grimes, Mackenzie Hall, Lana Hamilton, Maggie Kondrath, Samantha Maresca, Maya Prasad, Honor Roberts, Callie Rogers, Sophia Schoonmaker, Ellie Todd, Cameron Wiseman, Rylee Zunic

SECOND PLACE: Joel Ferrell Award Winner 
Olivia Bent-Cole