DUBLIN, Ireland – After a recent training camp, U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team Head Coach Tracey Paul has named the 20-athlete roster that will travel to Dublin, Ireland to compete in the Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament from June 19 through 26. This marks the U-21 squad’s first competition following the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in April where USA will face India, Ireland, The Netherlands and Ukraine in a round-robin style event at The Hockey Centre.
"I’m super excited by the selected group and look forward to seeing the hockey they can produce in a short space of time,” said Tracey Paul, U-21 USWNT Head Coach. “Lauren Wadas will captain the team which returns both goalkeepers and five field players from the Junior World Cup squad.”
Paul goes on to say that this tournament is an excellent opportunity for the U-21 USWNT to gain experience by being exposed to different international playing styles. She explains it is a great chance to watch the senior women’s Ireland and Japan squads play international matches as they prepare for the World Cup.
“Although we've had limited time together, I have no doubt that the team will show great resilience and determination to perform fantastically and improve through the whole tournament."
U-21 USWNT Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament Roster
Olivia Bent-Cole (Philadelphia, Pa.), Katelyn Benton (Lansdale, Pa.), Megan Connors (San Diego, Calif.), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Emma DeBerdine (Millersville, Pa.), Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.), Pyper Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Lee Ann Gordon (Louisville, Ky.), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, N.J.), Meghen Hengerer (Bedminster, N.J.), Madison Kahn (Ocean City, N.J.), Daniela Mendez-Trendler (Reistertown, Md.), Hannah Miller (Malvern, Pa.), Caroline Ramsey (Morristown, N.J.), Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.), Kiersten Thomassey (New Albany, Ohio), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.), Rayne Wright (Bethlehem, Pa.)
The non-traveling alternates are Kennedy Cliggett (Warrington, Pa.), Kelly Smith (Downingtown, Pa.) and Caylie McMahon (Stow, Mass.).
Joining Paul on staff are assistant coaches Allan Law and Jordan Page, who will also act as manager.
Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament Schedule
|Sun., June 19||7:00 AM||Netherlands||vs||USA|
|Mon., June 20||9:00 AM||USA||vs||Ukraine|
|Wed., June 22||8:00 AM||India||vs||Ukraine|
|Thurs., June 23||10:00 AM||India||vs||USA|
|Sat., June 25||4:00 AM||Netherlands||vs||Ukraine|
|Sun., June 26||5:00 AM||5th||vs||Ireland Devo|
|All times in Eastern Time Zone|
All matches are open to the public and tickets can be purchased by clicking here. The Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament will run alongside a senior international women’s series between Ireland and Japan.
For more information on the Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament, visit the event page.