CHULA VISTA, Ca. - 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. U-16 Women’s National Team.
"The 2022 selection camp was a great display of our country’s future talent," said Katie Bam, U-16 USWNT Head Coach. "Not only were these athletes skilled but they showed tremendous mental toughness jumping right into it after such a long period away from junior national team events. These athletes made selections extremely difficult right from the start."
"To those of you who nearly missed selection, use this as fire to keep pushing, you are right there, it was a battle for the staff to make these final selections. For those of you who made it, congratulations, but your jobs are not done yet. We have a lot to cover in a short amount of time before selecting a team to go to Canada."
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.
Congratulations to the following athletes that were named to the 2022 U.S. U-16 Women’s National Team:
Reese Anetsberger (Northbrook, Ill.), Ella Beach (Northbrook, Ill.), Darcey Chapman (Summit, N.J.), Lilly Cimaroli (Glencoe, Ill.), Paige Cornelius (New Albany, Ohio), Corinne Courtright (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Reese D'Ariano (West Chester, Pa.), Abygail Deverka (Houston, Texas), Lily Dewan (Collegeville, Pa.), Sofia Ferri (Phoenixville, Pa.), Sofia Fidalgo Schioppa (Westport, Conn.), Abigail Gerdeman (Chester Springs, Pa.), Samantha Goin (Brambleton, Va.), Jordyn Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Grace Hunter (Mickleton, N.J.), Kristina Johnson (Houston, Texas), Smilla Klas (Del Mar, Calif.), Anna Krebs (Louisville, Ky.), Sabrina McGroarty (Mickleton, N.J.), Saylor Milone (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Isabella Moore (Southampton, N.J.), Isabel Morgan (Winnetka, Ill.), Emily Nicholls (Haddon Heights, N.J.), Morgan O'Donnell (Lincoln University, Pa.), Jaelen Perez (Broadlands, Va.), Avery Pollock (Hummelstown, Pa.), Catalina Quinteros (Miami, Fla.), Callie Rogers (Richmond, Va.), Riley Savage (Charlotte, N.C.), Merritt Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Opal Sparling (Chester Springs, Pa.), Madelyn Stevens (Morgantown, Pa.), Melea Weber (Macungie, Pa.), Lilly Wojcik (New Freedom Pa.), Shae Wozniak (Wayne, Pa.), Olivia Yelen (Kingston, Pa.)
Three athletes were unable to participate in the camp. Skyler Gilman (Odenton, Md.), Kamryn Henson (Cooksville, Md.) and Katelyn Kearns (Arnold, Md.) will each receive a trial at the next training camp.
The U-16 USWNT will convene in Raleigh, N.C., for a training camp from March 11 to 14 before heading to Vancouver, Canada for a four-match series against the Canada U-16 Women’s National Team at the end of April. A training camp alongside the Rise USWNT in May will complete the 2022 program.
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