USA Field Hockey team for Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 (Women’s)

U.S. U-21 head coach Steve Jennings names Junior World Cup roster

June 28, 2013 – U.S. Under-21 head coach Steve Jennings has announced the squad that will represent Team USA at the Ergo Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach, Germany, July 27-August 4.  Held every four years, the Junior World Cup represents the top international event for elite field hockey athletes under the age of 21.

The selection process for the Hockey Junior World Cup team spanned over four events, including the Women’s National Championship, U-21 Women’s National Championship, Futures Elite Championship and National Futures Championship. From the four events, 34-players were selected to attend Junior National Camp. The final squad was trimmed to 18-players plus three replacement athletes. Continue reading →

USA to Face Pool B Topper in Quarterfinal Match in London

LONDON, England – June 25, 2013 – The U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team concluded pool play without picking any points at the World League Semi-Final event in London with a 2-1 loss to No. 7 China. Although the U.S. finished last in their pool, the slate is wiped clean this evening and it’s anyone’s tournament for the taking come Thursday in the quarterfinals.

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Katelyn Falgowski earned her 150th cap against Italy at London

LONDON, England – June 23, 2013 – Katelyn Falgowski, known as “Falgo” by many of her teammates, has already had a tremendous field hockey career and she is only 24-years old. Her accolades include two-time Olympian, Pan American gold medalist, NCAA National Champion, International Hockey Federation Young Player of the Year nominee and that is just the start of the laundry list.

USA Field Hockey LogoUniversity of North Carolina and U.S. National Team teammate Jackie Kintzer, who has asked Falgo to be the maid of honor at her wedding, says she is one of those teammates that you can always turn to and count on. Continue reading →

U.S. Stunned by Italy at Investec World League in London

LONDON, England – June 23, 2013 – The U.S. Women’s National Team fell to Italy, 2-1, on Sunday in the second match of pool play at the World League Semi-Final in London. The silver lining is that the critical match of the tournament is the quarterfinal, which determines whether or not a team progresses to the top four places.

“It was a disappointing result considering we controlled much of the game,” said head coach Craig Parnham. “We dominated the game and looked after the ball, but didn’t get enough return from our circle entries.” Continue reading →

U.S. opens Hockey World League Semi-Final against No. 2 Argentina

LONDON, England – June 22, 2013 – The U.S. opened their World Cup qualifying campaign against familiar Pan American rivals, Argentina. The No. 2 ranked team and 2012 Olympic silver medalists, Argentina, are the highest positioned team at the World League Semi-Final in London.

In the last two major international competitions, Team USA has come away victorious against Argentina, further intensifying the long established rivalry. Rewind back to October 2011. The then No. 13 world ranked U.S. Team upset the No. 1 Argentinians, 4-2, in the gold medal match of the Pan American Games. The monumental victory earned Team USA a spot in the 2012 Olympic Games. Then, in London last summer the U.S. did it again, upsetting the Argentines, 1-0, at the Olympics. Continue reading →

Olympian Gonzalez poised to earn 100th cap in opening match of World League at Londn

LONDON, England – June 22, 2013 – Only three years removed from her first international appearance for the U.S. Women’s National Team, 2012 Olympian and U.S. midfielder Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.) will earn her 100th cap for Team USA today in the opening match of the Investec Hockey World League Semi-Final in London.

Investec Hockey World League Semi Final 2013 London Logo“Playing for my country is a complete honor,” said Gonzalez. “To put on a jersey a hundred times, step on the field and compete with my teammates is something I cherish, value, and never take for granted. I am so grateful to be a part of this team and am grateful to be given the opportunity to play alongside and against the best of the best.”

Earning 100 international caps is a remarkable accomplishment for any player; it’s particularly impressive for Gonzalez, who joined the National Team and made her first appearance with Team USA in 2010. She is one of only six members currently on the National Team with over 100 caps to her name. Continue reading →