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 →

Sisters bring will to win and family name to Women’s National Hockey Championship

The Women’s National Championship kicks off Thursday, May 23 and
features four sets of sisters among 108 athletes fighting for a spot on the U.S. Women’s Team roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 22, 2013 – For most, at the age of training wheels and tree forts, they become our first opponent – encompassing the true definition of backyard rivals.

USA Field Hockey LogoBefore there was even a score board to light up, a defender to dodge or reserve chip shot to save, siblings helped nurture and grow our ambitious spirit with playground games of tag and tether ball. As the years passed transitioning from our elementary days to elite field hockey players our siblings have always been a constant encourager and motivator inadvertently preparing us for relentless competition on the pitch. This year at the Women’s National Championship four sets of sisters have earned their spot at the tournament bringing their will to win and their family name.

Emma and Meg Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.), Kelsey and Katelyn Smither (Suffolk, Va.), Tara, Michelle and Carissa Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.), Meghan and Rachel Dawson (Berlin, N.J.) Continue reading →