U.S. head coach Craig Parnham announces Women’s Field Hockey National Squad

Parnham announces 30 players to U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Squad
following conclusion of week-long selection tournament

NORFOLK, Va. – May 29, 2013 – The 2013 Women’s National Championship athletes have exerted their entire selves through years of competition and training in hopes of a single sound. Although welcomed, it’s not the deafening applause from a stadium-packed crowd or the high shrill of an umpire’s whistle after a goal. Rather in a momentous fashion, it is the faint sound of a single page turning – a new chapter that signifies reaching the very pinnacle of field hockey and the honor of embodying the nation.

After days of intense evaluation on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. at the 2013 Women’s National Championship event, U.S. Head Coach Craig Parnham has selected the 2013-14 U.S. Women’s National Squad, starting the next chapter for the nation’s 30 top-tier field hockey athletes. Continue reading →

Mix of Experience and Youth in Black Sticks Men’s Team for Hockey World League Semi Finals

Eight Olympians and a number of newcomers have been picked by Black Sticks Men’s head coach Colin Batch in the World League Semi-Final team set to take off to Europe this weekend.

Black Sticks Jared Panchia against Australia in Junior World Cup Qualifier

File Photo: Black Sticks Jared Panchia in action

Batch says his team is continuing to rebuild and hopes the combination of experienced and younger players will help create a successful team in Rotterdam next month.

Seven of those named have less than 20 caps, including Junior World Cup Squad players Kane Russell, George Muir and Jared Panchia.

“These three players had strong performances during the Korean test series and I think they have real potential going forward,” says Batch. Continue reading →

Bodimeade names U.S. Women’s National and Development Squads

COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O. – Head Coach Lee Bodimeade has announced the 2012 U.S. Women’s National and Development Squads concluding the Women’s National Championship in College Park, MD. Overall, 84 athletes from across the nation participated in the event that commenced on June 1. Athletes competed in five matches over the course of eight days as the U.S. Women’s coaching staff, led by Bodimeade, evaluated the field. 

USA Field Hockey Logo“I have been really impressed with the standard and elevation and the continual upward growth pattern we have seen since we incorporating the National Championships,” said Bodimeade. “To see the new players coming into the tournament at a much higher level of skill is showing us we are heading down the right track.”  Continue reading →