Dan Trevino


Gold Medal Won by Amsterdam at the 2023 U-21 Girls Nexus Championship

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The final age division of the 2023 Junior Nexus Championship (NXC), presented by Osaka Hockey, wrapped up this past weekend with the U-21 Girls. Five teams competed for the title of champion at the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va.

The young athletes from around the country showed off their skills in front of selectors, coaches and fans as they competed for evaluation to further opportunities. Congratulations to all the athletes for their hard work and dedication the last few days.

New to this year, the 2023 Nexus Championship now encompasses the entire junior and senior pathway. The Junior NXC ran from July 6 to 16, while the Senior NXC also concluded on July 16.

This year's U-21 Girls athletes participated in two days of highly competitive matches, gaining insight from new teammates while being led by some of the top coaching talent.

Due to weather delays on Saturday, the tournament format was changed from a championship match to a round robin, where each of the five teams had each had a chance to play the others. With three wins going into the final game of the tournament, Amsterdam took on Los Angeles, and the two teams ended the match 0-0 for Amsterdam’s first tie of the tournament. Amsterdam took home the title of U-21 Girls NXC champion with a record of 3-0-1. Los Angeles was awarded the silver medal with a record of 2-1-1, beating out St. Louis – who shared the same record – via goal differential.

USA Field Hockey would like to thank all the athletes, coaches, umpires, technical staff, umpire managers, staff and volunteers who continue to make the U-21 Girls NXC a success, and to extend its congratulations to the following teams on their tournament victories:

Coach: Michael Warari

In Alphabetical Order: Mordan Caldera, Mia Clark, Erika Culp, Emma Datch, AJ Eyre, Caroline Grebe, Madison Kim, Sydney Mandato, Nadia Nemeth, Macie Pennisi, Emma Ramsey, Julia Ramsey, Margaret Scheurer, Elinore Smith, Madeline Vasilios, Hannah Ward, Mackenzie White

Coach: Noah Den Hartog

In Alphabetical Order: Ellen Almeida, McKenzie Bloom, Maeve Boston, Kate Burgess, Brenna Campagna, Mia Corbo, Mia DiGiulio, Tyler Everslage, Chandler Johnson, Maddie Olshemski, Polly Parsons-Hills, Esther Pottebaum, Jordan Reicher, Emma Robbins, Elizabeth Smith, Ava Tilger, Molly Zimmerman

Congratulations to U-21 Girls Nexus Championship Barbara Longstreth Sportsmanship award winner, Atlanta, coached by Sydney Supica.

USA Field Hockey would like to thank NLV for providing live stream coverage during the U-21 Girls NXC.

For more information including rosters, schedule, results and more, check out the NXC Event Page.


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