PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 National Club Championship Comes to a Close, WC Eagles Claim U-19 Gold Medal

Images Taken by Mark Palczewski

July 17, 2019, 1:45 p.m. (ET)

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LANCASTER, Pa. – July 16, 2019 – The 2019 National Club Championship (NCC), presented by Harrow Sports, concluded Tuesday night at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster Pa. after nine days of fantastic field hockey action between the top club teams from around the United States. The U-19 division was played from July 14 to 16 as teams battled the heat, rain and sunshine to see who would be named 2019 champions.

In the 3rd/4th place game, Nook Hockey defeated New Heights 3-0 to win the bronze medal. In the championship match, WC Eagles topped X-Calibur by a final of 2-0 to win back-to-back titles in the U-19 division. That gold medal also marks the second consecutive year that the WC Eagles were named champions in all three NCC age divisions. Kelly Smith of WC Eagles was also named Tournament MVP, as chosen by the NCC technical officials.

USA Field Hockey's event photographer Mark Palczewski captured action and various snapshots of participating teams. Browse the gallery above for some of USA Field Hockey's favorites! Looking for the perfect image of your athlete competing? Click here to flip through Palczewski's full U-19 NCC gallery where you can purchase a variety of high-resolution prints or a digital file.


USA Field Hockey would like to congratulate all of this year's U-19 National Club Championship teams, athletes and coaches who participated! As well as thank the umpires, technical staff, umpire managers and volunteers who continue to make NCC a success. 


WC Eagles, coached by Jun Kentwell, Guy Cathro, JaJa Kentwell

Athletes in alphabetical order: Charlotte De Vries, Emma Donnelly, Emily Graeff, Mary Harkins, Ryleigh Heck, Annika Herbine, Adele Iacobucci, Caroline Kelly, Courtney Kenah, Mia Leonhardt, Clara McCormick, Hannah Miller, Madison Orobono, Josephine Palde, Ciana Riccardo, Hope Rose, Ashley Sessa, Kelly Smith, Erica Solomen, 
Macy Szukics, Lauren Wadas, Paityn Wirth, Rayne Wright, Elizabeth Yeager

X-Calibur FHC, coached by Brian Hope, Allison Lokey, Kristen Wanner

Athletes in alphabetical order: Grace Ball, Kaitlyn Benton, Alden Boccella, Isabella Bressler, Katelyn Crist, Sophia Gladieux, Madison Herb, Emily Horace, Alexis Hosler, Morgan Kaufmann, Jenna Kirby, Alexa Kratz, Julia Lamb, Sophia Mackrella, Meredith Medvetz, Emma O'Neill, Kelsey Reznick, Aubrey Semler, Drew Taylor, 
Bryn Underwood, Reagan Underwood, Talayna Viscuso, Jaiden Wittel, Aiyi Young


Nook Hockey, coached by
 Chelton Hunter, Maci Langone

Athletes in alphabetical order: Anna Barbusca, Paige Bitting, Allison Cubell, Lauren Delgado, Audrey Domovich, Tiana Edwards, Kelsey Felix, Daisy Frank, Emma Gladstein, Peyton Halsey, Brooke Hofsass, Lauren Hunter, Abby Lauer, Carysse Norris, Sienna Pegram, Sofia Pendolino, Kaitlyn Roper, Morgan Saunders, 
Lily Saunders, Lily Sullivan



Kelly Smith, WC Eagles