LANCASTER, Pa. – January 24, 2020 – Occurring alongside the U.S. Rise Women’s National Team Selection Camp this past week in Lancaster, Pa., USA Field Hockey’s Junior High Performance Staff has evaluated and finalized the roster for the 2020 U.S. U-16 Women’s National Team.
“It is with great pleasure to select this year's U-16 USWNT team," said Katie Bam, U-16 USWNT Head Coach. "I’m thrilled the quality was so high that making selections was very difficult. To those who nearly missed out, keep working hard and strive for next year. To those who made the team, the work is only beginning to be successful on an international level.”
Similar to the selection process for the Rise USWNT, athletes who participated in this year’s selection camp were previously chosen based off of their respective performances at Junior National Camp and the 2019 National Futures Championship.
Congratulations to the following athletes that were chosen to the 2020 U.S. U-16 Women’s National Team:
Olivia Bent-Cole (Ventnor, N.J.), Isabella Bianco (Berlin, N.J.), Brenna Bough (Whitney Point, N.Y.), Maci Bradford (Delmar, Del.), Julia Bressler (Leesport, Pa.), Alison Buffington (Enola, Pa.), Abigail Burnett (Zionsville, Pa.), Mia Clark (San Diego, Calif.), Erika Culp (Morgantown, Pa.), Kylie Dawson (Audubon, N.J.), Hope Haynes (Katy, Texas), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, N.J.), Rachel Herbine (Macungie, Pa.), Josie Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Margaret Jancerak (Denville, N.J.), Lauren Kenah (Telford, Pa.), Maggie Kondrath (Downingtown, Pa.), Natalie Machiran (Ellicott City, Md.), Morgan McMenamin (Lafayette Hill, Pa.), Alaina McVeigh (Lansdale, Pa.), Daniela Mendez-Trendler (Reisterstown, Md.), Ava Moore (Southampton, N.J.), Lina Neilson (Mt. Laurel, N.J.), Kelsey Reviello (Colonial Beach, Va.), Callie Rogers (Richmond, Va.), Mia Schoenbeck (Lagrange Ky.), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.), Hala Silverstein (Glenwood, Md.), Abigail Spear (Virginia Beach, Va.), Macy Szukics (Malvern, Pa.), Aubreigh Uba (Douglassville, Pa.), Emma Watchilla (Kingston, Pa.), Melea Weber (Macungie, Pa.), Gia Whalen (Paoli, Pa.)
Two athletes were unable to participate due to injury. Lauren DeRose (Collegeville, Pa.) and Alyssa Klebasko (Odenton, Md.) will each receive a trial at the next training camp.
The U-16 USWNT has a similar training schedule over the next few months to that of the Rise USWNT. The team will travel to Chula Vista, Calif. for training from February 20 to 24. Next, they will travel to train with fellow women’s Junior National Teams from March 27 to 29 in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C. Finally, they will train alongside the Rise USWNT from April 10 to 12 in Maryland before starting their England Tour, which is set for April 29 to May 5.
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