CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Following a 5-day selection camp at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca., USA Field Hockey’s Junior High Performance Staff has evaluated and finalized the roster for the 2022 U.S. Rise Women’s National Team.
"First of all a big thank you to the staff and players for their efforts during the selection camp," said Ralph Boersma, Rise USWNT Head Coach. "We are very excited to work with this talented group of young players and are looking forward to the upcoming camps."
"This camp was integral to our squad’s development" added Tamara Durante, Rise USWNT Assistant Coach. "The athletes competed at a high level and kept the intensity up for the duration of camp."
Like the U-16 group, the original selection camp had been scheduled for January 21 to 24, 2022 in Charlotte, N.C., but winter storms up and down the east coast meant that the athletes had to wait almost a month for their opportunity to state their case for selection. The athletes who participated in the 2022 selection camp were previously chosen based on their performances at the 2021 Nexus Championship or 2021 Young Women’s National Championship.
Congratulations to the following athletes that were named to the 2022 U.S. Rise Women’s National Team:
Mia Abello (Houston, Texas), Olivia Bent-Cole (Philadelphia, Pa.), Isabella Bianco (Berlin, N.J.), Paige Bitting (Hummelstown, Pa.), Maci Bradford (Delmar, Del.), Charlotte Bruder (Malvern, Pa.), Mia Clark (San Diego, Calif.), Lauren DeRose (Collegeville, Pa.), Hope Haynes (Katy, Texas), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, N.J.), Josie Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Lauren Kenah (Telford, Pa.), Alyssa Klebasko (Odenton, Md.), Maggie Kondrath (Downingtown, Pa.), Aerin Krys (Ridgefield, Conn.), Natalie Machiran (Ellicott City, Md.), Lauren Masters (Pittstown, N.J.), Natalie McKenna (Northport, N.Y.), Morgan McMenamin (Lafayette Hill, Pa.), Alaina McVeigh (Lansdale, Pa.), Daniela Mendez-Trendler (Reisterstown, Md.), Dru Moffett (Townsend, Del.), Ava Moore (Southampton, N.J.), Lina Neilson (Mt. Laurel, N.J.), Caroline Nemec (Darien, Conn.), Eva Nemeth (Malvern, Pa.), Kelsey Reviello (Colonial Beach, Va.), Mia Schoenbeck (Lagrange, Ky.), Hala Silverstein (Glenwood, Md.), Macy Szukics (Malvern, Pa.), Kylie Walbert (Leesburg, Va.), Gia Whalen (Paoli, Pa.), Rachael Whitehead (Hockssin, Del.)
Four athletes were unable to participate in the camp. Alison Buffington (Enola, Pa.), Greta Hinkle (Mequon, Wisc.), Ella Kokinis (Owings Mills, Md.) and Emily Stafford (Dewey Beach, Del.) will each receive a trial at the next training camp.
The Rise USWNT will convene in Durham, N.C., for a training camp from March 11 to 14 before hosting the Canada U-18 Women’s National Team for a four-match series at the end of April, again in North Carolina. A training camp alongside the U-16 USWNT in May will complete the 2022 program.
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