COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the athletes selected to attend the women’s 2023 U-21 and Development Squad Selection Camp. These athletes were selected through their performance at the 2022 U-19 Nexus Championship (NXC), presented by Osaka Hockey, and 2022 Senior Nexus Championship, presented by Osaka Hockey. All current U.S. Women’s National Team athletes that are eligible for U-21 competition in 2023 have been included in this group.
“There is a wealth of talented players at this level and the recent Senior Nexus Championship provided a great opportunity for athletes of the Olympic Development Pathway to compete with and against each other,” said Tracey Paul, U-21 USWNT Head Coach. “I believe the future is very optimistic for USA Field Hockey and I'm excited for the players invited to the U-21 and Development Squad Selection Camp as 2023 is going to provide outstanding competitive experiences that will position USA Field Hockey for success. For the senior team, the Pan American Games are 15 months away for Olympic qualification and for the U-21 team the Junior Pan American Games are nine months away in Barbados to qualify for the Junior World Cup (Chile 2023).”
The U-21 and Development Squad Selection Camp will take place in December 2022 or January 2023, with specific timing and location to be confirmed. At this Selection Camp, these athletes will be evaluated to be named to the 2023 U-21 and Development Squad.
Once selected, the U-21 squad will prepare for the Junior Pan American Championship in April in Barbados with hopes to qualify for the women’s FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in December in Chile. The athletes above this age group will be offered opportunities to train with the USWNT as they prepare for the FIH Hockey Pro League matches in 2023.
Congratulations to the following athletes that will attend the 2023 U-21 and Development Squad Selection Camp:
Mia Abello (Houston, Texas), Lucy Adams (Andover, Mass.), Carter Ayars (Wilmington, Del.), Gracyn Banks (Burlington, N.J.), Olivia Bent-Cole (Philadelphia, Pa.), Emily Berlinghof (Huntington, N.Y.), Isabella Bianco (Berlin, N.J.), Paige Bitting (Hummelstown, Pa.), Charlotte Bruder (Malvern, Pa.), Lora Clarke (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Kennedy Cliggett (Warrington, Pa.), Regan Cornelius (New Albany, Ohio), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Lindsay Dickinson (Glen Mills, Pa.), Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.), Mia Duchars (Saint Louis, Mo.), Olivia Frazier (Cary, N.C.), Pyper Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Lee Ann Gordon (Louisville, Ky.), Ymke Rose Gote (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Hayley Hayden (Northport, N.Y.), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, N.J.), Annika Herbine (Macungie, Pa.), Josie Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Tyler Kennedy (Houston, Texas), Julianne Kopec (West Long Branch, N.J.), Natalie Machiran (Ellicott City, Md.), Mia Magnotta (Kingston, Pa.), Daniela Mendez-Trendler (Reistertown, Md.), Hannah Miller (Malvern, Pa.), Meghan Mitchell (Villanova, Pa.), Mia Karine Myklebust (Los Gatos, Calif.), Caroline Nemec (Darien, Conn.), Grace Norair (Fredericksburg, Va.), Fiene Oerlemans (Beverly Hills, Calif.), Josephine Palde (Schwenksville, Pa.), Kathryn Peterson (San Diego, Calif.), Jane Ramsay (Prosper, Texas), Chloe Relford (Waukesha, Wisc.), Ciana Riccardo (Downingtown, Pa.), Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.), Talia Schenck (Lawrenceville, N.J.), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.), Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Kelly Smith (Downingtown, Pa.), Macy Szukics (Malvern, Pa.), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.), Ellie Todd (), Bryn Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Josie Varney (Smithfield, Maine), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.), Kylie Walbert (Leesburg, Va.), M. Grace Wallis (Blue Bell, Pa.), Jacey Wittel (Stroudsburg, Pa.), Rayne Wright (Bethlehem, Pa.), Elizabeth Yeager (Greenwich, Conn.)
For more updates about the women’s 2023 U-21 and Development Squad Selection Camp, visit usafieldhockey.com and follow @USAFieldHockey on social media.