COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a 3-day training camp held in Davidson, N.C., USA Field Hockey’s women’s Junior High Performance Staff have evaluated and finalized the rosters for the 2023 U.S. U-16 and U-18 Women’s National Teams.
“It is always nice to see the amount of talent we have across the country in this age group and therefore we had some tough decision to make,” said Tamara Durante, U-16 USWNT Head Coach. “We are excited about the players we’ve selected to the U-16 Squad, and we look forward to our March camp and the opportunity to work with these young ladies in preparation for our foreign tour.”
“First of all congratulations to the athletes selected for the U-18 squad this year,” commented Ralph Boersma, U-18 USWNT Head Coach. “The training camp provided a highly competitive environment that challenged each individual. We continued to build on our core team principles within ‘The USA Way’ and are looking forward to take the next steps in this process at the March camp. The goal is to prepare the group for international competition later on without losing sight of each individual’s growth. A huge thank you to Davidson and especially Hannah Fisher for the amazing hospitality throughout the entire weekend.”
The original selection camp for both age divisions was held December 27 to 30 in Houston, Texas, where a list of athletes was narrowed to be invited to the additional training this past weekend.
2023 U.S. U-16 Women's National Team
Reese Anestberger (Northbrook, Ill.), Ella Beach (Northbrook, Ill.), Calista Boos (Jamison, Pa.), Erin Callahan (Woolwich Township, N.J.), Lilly Cimaroli (Glencoe, Ill.), Caitlin Connell (Paoli, Pa.), Rylee Dennis (Chester Spring, Pa.), Shivya Desai (Washington, N.J.), Mae Dixon (Virginia Beach, Va.), Sofia Ferri (Phoenixville, Pa.), Sofia Fidalgo Schioppa (Westport, Conn.), Abigail Gerdeman (Chester Spring, Pa.), Jordyn Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Katherine Hume (Enola, Pa.), Grace Hunter (Mickleton, N.J.), Soren Izabella Kipphut (Woolwich Township, N.J.), Olivia Marthins (Haddonfield, N.J.), Reese Milone (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Bree Moffett (Townsend, Del.), Isabella Moore (Southampton. N.J.), Marissa Muza (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Morgan O'Donnell (Lincoln University, Pa.), Ryleigh Osborne (Crofton, Md.), Lauren Sloan (Louisville, Ky.), Lilian Soldan (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Chase Strohm (Hummelstown, Pa.), Aubrey Turner (Downingtown, Pa.), Shae Wozniak (Wayne, Pa.)
Of the 28-athletes named to the 2023 U-16 USWNT roster, 11 were renamed from last year’s squad. Six athletes also participated in the Canada Series held May 18 to 21 in Vancouver, Canada. Those individuals were Reese Anestberger (Northbrook, Ill.), Sofia Fidalgo Schioppa (Westport, Conn.), Abigail Gerdeman (Chester Spring, Pa.), Jordyn Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Morgan O'Donnell (Lincoln University, Pa.) and Shae Wozniak (Wayne, Pa.).
2023 U.S. U-18 Women's National Team
Madison Beach (Northbrook, Ill.), Maci Bradford (Delmar, Del.), Kaiya Chepow (Downingtown, Pa.), Milaw Clause (Stroudsburg, Pa.), Corinne Courtright (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Lauren DeRose (Collegeville, Pa.), Abygail Deverka (Houston, Texas), Ella Gaitan (Belvidere, N.J.), Alyssa Klebasko (Odenton, Md.), Maggie Kondrath (Downingtown, Pa.), Anne Marie Krebs (Louisville, Ky.), Lauren Masters (Pittstown, N.J.), Saylor Milone (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Dru Moffett (Townsend, Del.), Ava Moore (Southampton, N.J.), Isabel Morgan (Winnetka, Ill.), Eva Nemeth (Malvern, Pa.), Molly Nye (Weston, Mass.), Caroline Raynes (Houston, Texas), Kelsey Reviello (Colonial Beach, Va.), Callie Rogers (Richmond, Va.), Mia Schoenbeck (Lagrange, Ky.), Emily Stafford (Dewey Beach, Del.), Gia Whalen (Paoli, Pa.), Rachael Whitehead (Hockssin, Del.), Lilly Wojcik (Wayne, Pa.)
Of the 26-athletes named to the 2023 U-16 USWNT roster, 13 were on it last year and seven made the jump from the U-16 squad. Eleven athletes participated in the Canada Series held May 11 to 14 in Conshohocken, Pa.
Additional athletes who were unable to participate in the U-16 and U-18 training camp will trial be invited to the March training camp for evaluation.
The U-16 and U-18 USWNT will have their next training camp at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. from March 10 to 12 to select the traveling squads for their respective international tours. The U-16 USWNT will head to France in the beginning of April to play in a Four Nations Tournament while the U-18 USWNT will travel to Belgium for matches against some of the country’s best men’s and women’s teams.
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