Rosters Announced for Inaugural 2023 World Masters Hockey Pan American Continental Cup
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following recent practices and selection sessions, the U.S. Masters Transition Team has named the outdoor U.S. Men’s and Women’s Masters Teams that will compete in the 2023 World Masters Hockey (WMH) Pan American Continental Cup (PACC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina this December.
The PACC, slated to take place December 6 through 14, is the inaugural Masters continental tournament for the Americas. While Masters hockey has been popular in Europe for over a decade, the enthusiasm is now growing in North and South America. The 2023 European Championships took place earlier this summer in Valencia, Spain and Nottingham, England. Another WMH event that is debuting this year is the Asian Continental Cup, which will take place in November in Hong Kong.
Team USA will join teams from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. The USA Men will be represented by an O-35 team in the O-35/O-40 division and an O-50 team in the O-45/O-50 division. The USA Women will be represented by teams in the O-35 and O-40 divisions as well as an O-50 team playing in the O-45/O-50 division, and an O-60 team playing in the O-55/O-60/O-65 division. The teams will be led by a top-notch group of coaches that include those with USA Field Hockey Level 2 and 3 Coaching Certification, which will enrich the coaching on and off the field.
Please join us in congratulating those athletes chosen for the inaugural WHM PACC.
U.S. O-35 Men's Masters PACC Roster:
Jagdeep Bal (Clovis, Calif.), Becky Benny (Chandler, Ariz.), David De Prez (Prosper, Texas), Hendrik De Zwart (Washington, D.C.) (GK), Alexandru Gheorghe (Westport, Conn.), Pravjit Ghuman (Glendale, Ariz.), Harpreet Juneja (Clovis, Calif.), Malachi Mahan (Louisville, Ky.), Riyaz Mohamed (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Noah Opondo (Lafayette, Ind.), Sarnjit Plahey (La Palma, Calif.), Matthieu Py (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Paul Ripsher (Philadelphia, Pa.), Noel Samu (Weston, Mass.), Alan Scally (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Sudhir Subbaiah (Issaquah, Wash.)
Alternates: Jatinder Dhaliwal (Elk Grove, Calif.), Harkirat Guron (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
The O-35 Men’s team will be coached by Rinku Bhamber, with Aaron Sher in the dual role of Assistant Coach and Manager.
U.S. O-50 Men's Masters PACC Roster:
Rodrigo Alegria (Weston, Fla.), Kevin Bramble (York, Pa.), Paul Brown (Fredericksburg, Va.), Erik Enters (Harleysville, Pa.), Malcolm Finnamore (Maplewood, N.J.), Rajinder Goraya (Kent, Wash.), Riaz Khan (Mission Viejo, Calif.), William Larkins (Manchester, N.H.), Pradeep Menon (Cumming, Ga.) (GK), Marian Mueller (Barrington, R.I.), Barry Payne (Newton, Mass.), Cranston (Chip) Rogers (Oxford, Ohio.), Jagpreet Sandhu (Walnut, Calif.), Ranjit Singh (Ashburn, Va.), Parminder (Tony) Singh Mangat (Glendale, Ariz.), Walter Velasquez (Gaithersburg, Md.)
Alternates: Salim Malik (Aldie, Va.)
The O-50 Men’s team will be coached by Nigel Traverso, with Alva Serrette joining as Assistant Coach and Manager.
Janelle Benner (Lititz, Pa.), Katie Braun (Mars, Pa.), Jackie Connard (Dublin, Pa.), Savannah Devarney (Aptos, Calif.), Angela Giordano (Portland, Maine), Lindsey Heppner (Fredericksburg, Va.), Ashley Johnston (Royersford, Pa.), Amy Krompinger (Newtown, Conn.), Heidi Lewis (Kensington, Md.), Heather Long (Pottstown, Pa.) (GK), Olivia Lopes (Bridgewater, N.J.), Mandy Mowry (Souderton, Pa.), Gabrielle Nolt (Lancaster, Pa.), Lisa Patrick (Seattle, Wash.), Molly Shoemaker (Perkiomenville, Pa.), Elisabeth Stelling (Los Angeles, Calif.), Ashley Swanson (Collegeville, Pa.), Christina Walker (Moyock, N.C.) (GK)
The O-35 Women’s team will be coached by Stef Fee, while Emily Snowden will be the Assistant Coach and Manager.
U.S. O-40 Women's Masters PACC Roster:
Rebecca Beatty (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Mariana Bell (Norwell, Mass.), Brenna Colosi, Haley Dervinis (Philadelphia, Pa.), Patricia Gillern (Medford, N.J.), Ruth Golley (Fountain Hills, Ariz.), Jennifer Judy (Newark, Del.), Maria Marti Garro (Weston, Fla.), Susan Mitchell (Penn Valley, Pa.), Lucia Molina (Key Biscayne, Fla.), Alison Pottage (Oreland, Pa.), Lacey Pustizzi (Burlington, Mass.) (GK), Jennifer Romano (London, United Kingdom), Lauren Talbot Sertich (West Walpole, Mass.), Staci Smith (Liberty, Maine) (GK), Tessa Taylor (Needham, Mass.), Jamie Tierney (Fredericksburg, Va.), Kelly Williamson (Oley, Pa.)
Alternates: Colleen Connors (Moorestown, N.J.), Amy Gendron (Winter Park, Fla.), Heather Kenney (Rockville, Md.), Nicole Ketterer (El Cerrito, Calif.), Jenny Lounsbury (Houston, Texas) (GK), Kelly Mackinnon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) (GK), Julie Murphy (Amherst, N.Y.), Patricia Zini (Wrentham, Mass.)
The O-40 Women’s team will be coached by Meghan Plank Robinson and joined by Assistant Coach and Manager Becca Main.
U.S. O-50 Women’s Masters PACC Roster:
Jen Anderson (Westport, Conn.) (GK), Christine Couteau (Skillman, N.J.), Susan Elliott (Fountainville, Pa.), Melissa Emery (Big Sky, Mont.), Kathy Frick (Doylestown, Pa.), Carol Gulija (Flemington, N.J.), Maria Keesling (Downingtown, Pa.) (GK), Margaret Kelly (Madison, N.H.), Moira Leavitt (Davidsonville, Md.), Florencia Manero (Key Biscayne, Fla.), Cathy Marston (Turner, Maine), Beth Montagano (Jenkintown, Pa.), Lilia Nunez (Midlothian, Va.), Kelly Setser (Louisville, Ky.), Alison Smith (Highland Park, Ill.), Nori McCargo (Suwanne, Ga.), Pamela Stuper (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Patti Webb (Monkton, Md.
Alternates: Clara Ambrose (Westport, Conn.), Sandra Binder (Los Angeles, Calif.), Beth Denmead (Netcong, N.J.) (GK), Annie Fetter (Rutledge, Pa.), Laura Mena (Miami, Fla.), Mercedes Miodownik (Weston, Fla.), Silvina Puccia (Woodland Hills, Calif.), Marina Winn (Chandler, Ariz.)
The O-50 Women’s team will be coached by Nicole Morgan, with Tamara Durante joining as Assistant Coach and Manager.
U.S. O-60 Women’s Masters PACC Roster:
Diane Angstadt (Middletown, Pa.), Deb Atkins (Quarryville, Pa.), Claudia Casavecchia (Philadelphia, Pa.), Karen Croteau (Harpswell, Maine), Jane Cygan (Quakertown, Pa.), Loretta DiPietro (New Haven, Conn.), Barbara Doran (Old Saybrook, Conn.), Dixie Erdman (Hummelstown, Pa.), Michelle Finegan (Doylestown, Pa.), Elizabeth Fukushima (Plainfield, Vt.), Linda Kreiser (Middletown, Pa.), Lorraine Lewis (Bethesda, Md.) (GK), Jeanne McLaughlin (Quakertown, Pa.), Wendy Morris (Felton, Pa.), Linda Polonsky (Hadley, Mass.), Patricia Rudy (Mill Hall, Pa.), Pamela Sherry (Collegeville, Pa.) (GK), Barb Wachowiak (Hamburg, N.Y.)
Alternates: Trish Gitt (Lumberton, N.J.), Lucy Godfrey (Churchville, Md.) (GK), Anne Keating (New York, N.Y.), Susan Mota (Flemington, N.J.), Georganne Nattress (Norwalk, Conn.), Janet Powers (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), Cynthia Wetmore (Ithaca, N.Y.), Debra Wile (The Villages, Fla.)
The O-60 Women’s team will be coached by Denise Zelenak, with Denise Gobrecht joining as Assistant Coach and Manager.
For more information on the 2023 WMH PACC, visit the official event page.