Senior Nexus Championship

A key part of the Olympic Development Pathway, the Senior Nexus Championship (NXC), formerly called the Young Women’s National Championship, is an annual event for collegiate and post-collegiate female athletes. Held annually, the Senior NXC features 144 elite female athletes in the Unites States and serves as a selection opportunity for the Senior U.S. Women's National Team and Junior USWNT Selection Camps.

  • Dates, Locations & Age Divisions

    Typical Dates:

    • Beginning to middle of July


    • 2024: Virginia Beach, Va.
    • 2023: Virginia Beach, Va.
    • 2022: Virginia Beach, Va.
    • 2021: Virginia Beach, Va.
    • 2020: Storrs, Conn. (postponed to 2021)
    • 2019: Lancaster, Pa.
    • 2018: Lancaster, Pa.
    • 2017: Lancaster, Pa.
    • 2016: Lancaster, Pa.
    • 2015: Lancaster, Pa.
    • 2014: Lancaster, Pa.
    • 2013: Norfolk, Va.
    • 2012: College Park, Md.
    • 2011: Norfolk, Va.
    • 2010: Virginia Beach, Va.

    Participating Age Division:

    • High School
    • Collegiate
    • Post-Collegiate
  • History & Sponsors


    • Originally started in 2006 as the Women's National Championship, this event was held annually and featured the most elite athletes in the country in a high-level, international structured competition.
    • In 2010, the Junior Women's National Championship was added for athletes under 20 years of age, which served as the Olympic Development Pathway program to the Junior USWNT.
    • In 2013, the Junior Women's National Championship changed names to the U-21 Women's National Championship. The U-21 Women's National Championship was also held in conjunction with the Futures Elite Championship event.
    • In 2015, the Women's National Championship and Junior U-21 Women's National Championship events combined and the name was changed to the Young Women's National Championship.
    • In 2020, this event did not take place due to COVID-19.
    • In 2022, the Young Women's National Championship named changed to the Senior Nexus Championship, to better align with the Olympic Development Pathway program Nexus.
    • In 2023, the Senior Nexus Championship was held at the same time and location as the Junior Nexus Championship.


    • Osaka Hockey, 2022 - 2024
    • GetGood, presenting sponsor, 2015
    • CranBarry, presenting sponsor, 2007

2023 - Lake Placid
2021 - Freedom
2019 Event Page
2018 Event Page
2017 Event Page
2016 Event Page
2015 Event Page
2014 - Women's: USA Freedom, U-21 Women's: Blue
2013 - Women's: Pennsylvania, U-21 Women's: U-21 North
2012 - New Jersey
2011 - New Jersey

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