NOTTINGHAM, England – Following annual tryout and some training camps, the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Masters Programs have finalized their 2022 World Masters Hockey (WMH) World Cup rosters. Taking place August 12 to 21 in Nottingham, England, USA is sending three teams, a women’s O-35, and men’s and women’s O-40.
After two selection weekends in New Hampshire and Arizona, U.S. O-40 Men’s Masters Head Coach Shiv Jagday (Coquitlam, B.C.) took 16 players of the squad to compete in the Super Division of the California Cup in Moorpark, Calif., over Memorial Day weekend. The team worked incredibly hard and gained valuable experience over the six games that they played.
The focus was to improve the connection and shape of the different groupings across the field. The tournament also allowed Jagday to see how his athletes performed under intense pressure, and how well they accepted direction. The final travel roster has subsequently been meeting on Zoom calls for game analysis and tactical discussion. The preparation has been productive, and the players and management team are excited to show the rest of the world what the USA can offer at the WMH World Cup.
U.S. O-40 Men’s World Cup Roster
Federico Baudini (Doral, Fla.), Liaqat Bhutta (Santa Clara, Calif.), David de Prez (Prosper, Texas), David Eddie (Somerville, Mass.), Adam Falla (Austin, Texas), Logan Hargett (Ventura, Calif.), Danny Haydon (New York, N.Y.), Patrick Holmes (Dallas, Texas), Sarandeep Mandair (San Jose, Calif.), Serge Pires da Motta Veiga (Reston, Va.), Ben Riches (Windermere, Fla.), Ian Rourke (Albany, N.Y.), Alvara Salcedo (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Trevor Shattuck (Baltimore, Md.), Craig Smith (Bishops Stortford, U.K.), Kevin Tan (Pittsburg, Pa.), Andrew Todd (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Paul Wood (Phoenix, Ariz.)
The U.S. O-40 Men’s World Cup Team will be coached by Jagday and managed by Peter Bale (Roseburg, Ore.).
The U.S. O-35 and O-40 Women’s Masters Teams have been meeting on a monthly basis, starting with the Beach Bash tournament in Milford, Del. on April 30 and May 1, where the O-35 team claimed first place. Next, the teams played in the Shooting Stars Masters tournament in Northampton, Mass. on June 11 and 12. On June 25 and 26, the teams reconvened for a training weekend at Ursinus College, and will train again during the weekend of July 23 and 24 at the same location.
U.S. O-35 Women’s World Cup Roster
Rebecca Beatty (Queen Creek, Ariz.), Janelle Benner (Lititz, Pa.), Katie Braun (Mars, Pa.), Kelly Dearolf (Lancaster, Pa.), Savannah Devarney (Aptos, Calif.), Patricia Gillern (Medford, N.J.), Katie Grant (Malvern, Pa.), Doni Homenick (Pearl River, N.Y.), Ashley Johnston (Royersford, Pa.), Heidi Lewis (Kensington, Md.), Lisa Lohre (San Francisco, Calif.), Heather Long (Pottstown, Pa.), Lisa Patrick (Seattle, Wash.), Jennifer Romano (London, U.K.), Tiffany Saunders (Elizabeth City, N.C.), Lauren Sertich (East Walpole, Mass.), Christina Walker (Moyock, N.C.)
The U.S. O-35 Women’s World Cup Team will be coached by Michelle Finegan (Doylestown, Pa.) and managed by Nicole Morgan (Virignia Beach, Va.).
U.S. O-40 Women’s World Cup Roster
Brenna Colosi (Lancaster, Pa.), Colleen Connors (Luzerne, Pa.), Haley Dervinis (Philadelphia, Pa.), Amy Gendron (Winter Park, Fla.), Ruth Golley (Fountain Hills, Ariz.), Elzeth Hetzler (Mountain Home, Texas), Jennifer Judy (Newark, Del.), Nicole Ketterer (El Cerrito, Calif.), Susan Mitchell (Penn Valley, Pa.), Nilaya Palmer (Brunswick, Maine), Lacey Pustizzi (Hingham, Mass.), Uli Reinhardt (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Staci Smith (Liberty, Maine), Tamika Smith (Columbia, Md.), Whin Sylla (Bryn Athyn, Pa.), Nicole Walton (West Chester, Pa.), Elizabeth Wood (Phoenix, Ariz.)
The U.S. O-40 Women’s World Cup Team will be coached by Meghan Plank Robinson (Philadelphia, Pa.) and managed by Maria Keesling (Downingtown, Pa.).
This year, the U.S. Master’s Program partnered with Bill.com, the U.S.-based financial services for small businesses company to support the women’s O-35 and O-40 teams as they head to Nottingham wearing the company’s logo on their uniforms.
“Bill.com is proud to partner with the USA Field Hockey Masters Teams as they move forward in Nottingham,” said Vinay Pai, Chief Technology Officer at Bill.com. “Our company’s mission is to make it simple to connect and do business. By supporting the players, we hope we can create those connections for a larger positive community impact.”
For more information on the Nottingham WMH World Cup, visit the event page and check out the Masters Website.