Top U.S. field hockey talent meets in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The top field hockey athletes in the country took the field for the first day of the Women’s National Championship in College Park, MD. The week long battle will crown one team Regional Champions. More importantly, U.S. Women’s Head Coach Lee Bodimeade will name roughly two dozen athletes to the National Squad.

Reigning champions, New Jersey, unleashed an offensive barrage against the North, scoring three first half goals en route to a decisive 7-0 victory in the opening match of the tournament. Kathleen Sharkey (Moosic, Pa), leading goal scorer at the 2011 Women’s National Championship scored a hat trick in the first half and added one more goal before the end of the match.  Continue reading →