PHOTO GALLERY: Sochi Finishes First in U-19 National Futures Championship

Images Taken by Mark Palczewski

June 28, 2019, 7:24 p.m. (ET)

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LANCASTER, Pa. - June 28, 2019 - The 2019 National Futures Championship, presented by Harrow Sports, has officially come to an end with the conclusion of the U-19 Girls division Friday afternoon at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa., where Sochi won the gold medal game over Barcelona by a final of 4-1.

Additionally, USA Field Hockey event photographer Mark Palczewski was on hand to capture some impressive snapshots of the U-19 athletes in action. Check out some of USA Field Hockey's favorites in the photo gallery by clicking above.

Want the perfect image of your athlete competing? Click here to flip through Palczewski's full U-19 NFC gallery where you can purchase a variety of high-resolution prints!

This year's U-19 athletes played across three days of highly competitive matches as they eyed the ultimate prize of being crowned NFC Champion. Hundreds of athletes from around the country showed off their skills in front of selectors, coaches and fans as they competed for a spot in USA Field Hockey’s elite Junior High Performance Camps and Programs. Congratulations to all the athletes for their hard work and dedication over the last few days.

USA Field Hockey would like to extend its congratulations to the following teams on their tournament victories:


FIRST PLACE: 

Sochi (Region 5), coached by Kyle DeSandes Moyer
Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Cameryn Forgash (Swoyersville, Pa.), Mia Julian (Annville, Pa.), Caroline Kelly (Malvern, Pa.), Courtney Kenah (Telford, Pa.), Mackenzie Kile (Mountain Top, Pa.), Kayla Kisthardt (Allentown, Pa.), Julia Lamb (Phoenixville, Pa.), Bari Lefkowitz (Forty Fort, Pa.), Hannah Maxwell (Forty Fort, Pa.), Ashton Odiorne (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Isabella Palde (Schwenksville, Pa.), Sofia Pendolino (Hummelstown, Pa.), Sarah Rogalski (Wayne, Pa.), Gery Schnarrs (Camp Hill, Pa.), Sophia Shoemaker (Newport, Pa.), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Bryn Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.)



SECOND PLACE:
Barcelona (Region 7), coached by Kerry Kiddoo
Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Hailey Bitters (Delmar, Md.), Rachel Borzymowski (Fallston, Md.), Darcy Clement (Crofton, Md.), Rachel Fleig (Pasadena, Md.), Morgan Fletcher (Delmar, Md.), Nathalie Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Pyper Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Emma Gladstein (Sykesville, Md.), Stephanie Gottwals (Columbia, Md.), Peyton Hale (Forest Hill, Md.), Madison Johnson (Elkton, Md.), Theresia Keppel (Baltimore, Md.), Alexis Loder (North East, Md.), Alia Marshall (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), Clara Morrison (Brookeville, Md.), Esha Shah (Ellicott City, Md.), Lila Slattery (Millersville, Md.), Eve Vickery (Pasadena, Md.)



THIRD PLACE:

Seoul (Region 9), coached by Kayla Bashore
Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Sarah Charley (Worthington, Ohio), Lora Clarke (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Margaret Dickman (Louisville, Ky.), Katherine Frey (Prospect, Ky.), Emily Gillespie (Simpsonville, Ky.), Lee Ann Gordon (Louisville, Ky.), Ashley Harlock (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Embry Jane Imorde (Louisville, Ky.), Elizabeth Kreske (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Olivia Mayer (Louisville, Ky.), Isabelle Perese (Worthington, Ohio), India Reed (Louisville, Ky.), erin Reilly (Saline, Mich.), Zoe Snook (Prospect, Ky.), Claudia Thomas (Louisville, Ky.), Kiersten Thomassey (New Albany, Ohio), Minna Tremonti (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Elizabeth Wheatley (Louisville, Ky.)

In addition, congratulations to Sydney for winning the Barbara Longstreth Award for Sportsmanship. This award was created to promote good sportsmanship and given to the team that best exemplifies the qualifies of fair play, graciousness in victory and defeat, and respect for opponents and officials. This award is selected by the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship Umpire and Coaching Staff. 




A member of the U.S. Women's National Team from 1956 to 1964, Longstreth began her field hockey career at Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in the 1950's where she excelled in both field hockey and lacrosse. As a national team member, she competed in the epic 3-3 draw with England in front of 56,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium during the teams 1962 tour to Great Britain and Denmark. In 1963, she was a members of the USA's International Federation of Women's Hockey Association Conference team for an event that would become the precursor to today's FIH World Cup.

Longstreth continued her devotion to the game as a coach and eventually founded Longstreth Sporting Goods in 1977. Beginning the enterprise by selling field hockey sticks from the trunk of her car at tournaments, she established her company in Parkers Ford, Pa. where it has become the country's leader in speciality sports products for women. She announced her retirement from the company in 2007. #NFC2019