USA Field Hockey

Mar 09 Women's U19 Test Series Against Canada

March 09, 2011, 1:47 p.m. (ET)
The Women’s U19 Junior National Team descends upon the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center this weekend, as they come together for the first time in 2011 for a training camp and four game test series against the Canadian Junior National Team.  

The team will train for two days and then kick off the first of four matches on Tuesday, March 15.  A full schedule of matches in listed below.

The U19 squad is comprised of high school athletes as well as a few college freshman that were selected from the 2010 Junior National Camp.  They look to come together as a team in a training and competitive environment.  They will enjoy the benefits of training at the Olympic Training Center as well as putting on the stars and stripes to represent their country against our neighbor to the North.  

During their week at the Olympic Training Center the U19 Team will get to emulate the Women’s National Team and see first hand the training and dedication it takes to continue through the Olympic Pipeline to represent their country at the highest level.  They will also experience international competition. 

“Opportunities like this give these athletes the experience of balancing training and high level competition," said Head Coach Carla Tagliente. "The benefits of being at the Olympic Training Center are also important and motivating, to see what it takes to compete at the next level.”

From this series, eighteen athletes will be selected to to represent the USA when the team travels to Santiago Chile in April to play a five game test series against the Chilean Junior National Team.  

All games are free entry at the Olympic Training Center, 2800 Olympic Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915. Come cheer the team on!
 
The schedule for the four game series against Canada is as follows, with all times listed in local PST.
  • Tuesday, March 15 1:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 16 3:00pm
  • Friday, March 18 10:00am
  • Saturday, March 19  9:00am

USA Roster: Dana Allaband (Elkton, MD), Hannah Barreca (Oceanport, NJ), Abby Beltrani (East Setauket, NY), Jenna Chrismer (Mountain Top, Pa), Adrianna Crovo (Newhall, CA), Christyn (Chrissy) Davidson (Sinking Spring, Pa), Allison Evans (Macungie, Pa), Anya Gersoff (Greenwood Village, CO), Katie Gerzabek (Springfield, Pa), Kelsey Harbin (Escondido, CA), Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, NY), Sarah Hospodar (St. David's, Pa), Stephanie Hussey (Miami, FL), Aileen Johnson, Sydney Kirby (Cleveland Heights, OH), Molly Murphy (Phoenixville, Pa), Jordan Page (Denver, Pa), Nikki Parsley (Mildford, DE), Nicole Schuster (Doylestown, Pa), Taylor West (Princess Anne, MD)

Coaches:  
Carla Tagliente, Pam Bustin, Kristen Holmes-Winn

 

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