VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The U.S. Women Masters Committee is pleased to announce the rosters that will compete at the 2022 World Masters Hockey (WMH) Masters Indoor World Cup (MIWC). The first international Masters event to take place in the United States, the MIWC will be held February 15 to 20 at the Virginia Beach Sports Center in Virginia Beach, Va.
In August, the U.S. Women’s Masters Indoor Squads were identified and they had three training practices in October and November to evaluate the selections and narrow the teams.
“This past July, the U.S. Women’s Masters Indoor World Cup tryouts drew the largest number of trialists in its history - 56 registered across all age groups for our in-person tryout and 23 who submitted video for evaluation. The competition was steep to say the least,” said Meghan Plank Robinson, U.S. O-40 Women’s Masters Head Coach and Selector. “One weekend was not enough to come to a decision on teams. We invited many of the players back for 3 training weekends in October and November to finalize selections.”
“The level of talent, fitness, and hockey IQ on display has been tremendous across the board. From the start, our players have shown that they know a great deal about the indoor game. Several have competed at the highest level internationally and domestically throughout their careers. We have seen so much progress in each player over the three training weekends, making the final selections harder yet! We want to congratulate all of the players on a job well done.”
U.S. O-40 Women's Masters Indoor Team
Brenna Colosi (Lancaster, Pa.), Sandra Cook (Lewisburg, Pa.), Afton Hess (Joppa, Md.), Jennifer Judy (Newark, Del.), Heather Long (Pottstown, Pa.), Tina McDavitt Mattera (Medford, Mass.), Katie Niewinski (Phoenixville, Pa.), Lacey Pustizzi (Hingam, Mass.), Kim Susko (Dresher, Pa.), Jamie Tierney (Fredericksburg, Va.), Melissa Weiss (Marriottsville, Md.)
Alternates: Tabitha Kleese (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Dena Riehl (Ocean Pines, Md.), Kandiss Schrader (Walnutport, Pa.), Lauren Sertich (East Walpole, Mass.), Jeanne Shin-Cooper (Glenoce, Ill.)
O-40 Coach: Meghan Plank Robinson (Glen Mills, Pa.)
U.S. O-45 Women's Masters Indoor TeamMegan Callahan (Baltimore, Md.), Kelly Goodsell (Harrisburg, Pa.), Gohar Harutyunyan (Redlands, Calif.), Elzeth Hetzler (Mountain Home, Texas), Kelly Mackinnon (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Melissa Nash Mertz (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Staci Carpenter Smith (Liberty, Maine), Tamika Smith (Columbia, Md.), Patti Webb (Monkton, Md.), Michelle Webber (Baltimore, Md.), Kelly Cawley Williamson (Oley, Pa.)
O-45 Coach: Allyson Fuller (Philadelphia, Pa.)
U.S. O-50 Women's Masters Indoor Team
Clara Ambrose (Westport, Conn.), Jen Anderson (Owings Mill, Md.), Jennifer Bandura (Boiling Springs, Pa.), Elisa Bell (Orange, Calif.), Anne Dillman (Lancaster, Pa.), Susan Elliott (Fountainville, Pa.), Maya Harutyunyan (Van Nuys, Calif.), Kari Johns (Darien, Conn.), Kim Morgan (Winnetka, Ill.), Christina Sommerfield (West Chester, Pa.), Denise Zelenak (Wilmington, Del.)
Alternate: Margaret Kelly (Needham, Mass.)
O-50 Coach: Susan Ciufo-Bennett (Barrington, N.J.)
U.S. O-55 Women's Masters Indoor Team
Sophie Etienne (Lincoln, Mass.), Kathy Frick (New Britain, Pa.), Carol Gulija (Flemington, N.J.), Nicky Hitchens (Philadelphia, Pa.), Maria Keesling (Downingtown, Pa.), Liz Peck (Downingtown, Pa.), Kelly Dawson Setser (Louisville, Ky.), Denise Sheehan (Glenmoore, Pa.), Alison Smith (Highland Park, Ill.), Stella Volpe (Blacksburg, Va.), Barb Wachowiak (Hamburg, N.Y.)
Alternates: Jennifer Hardie (Pompton Plains, N.J.), Jeanne McLaughlin (Quakertown, Pa.)
O-55 Coach: Emily Townsend Prince (Cicero, N.Y.)
All teams will have a training this coming weekend and will prepare for the MIWC by competing in the Boston and Baltimore Field Hockey Association Indoor Tournaments in January.
Although a U.S. O-60 Women’s Masters Indoor Squad was announced in August, this age group was eliminated from the MIWC.
USA Field Hockey and the 2022 WMH Indoor Hockey World Cup Committee will be seeking volunteers and sponsors to support the tournament’s organization and execution. If you are interested in working on this exciting event, please contact David Sculley, event chairperson, at email@example.com.