Passmore Adds Four to USWNT’s Paris Centralized Training Squad

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With the start of Paris 2024 Olympic Games just months away, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach David Passmore has strengthened the depth of the centralized training squad by bringing in four additional athletes full-time.

Based on their individual performances during the NCAA season and FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup, the group will increase from 24 to 28 athletes with the addition of Charlotte de Vries (Malvern, Pa.), Sophia (Phia) Gladieux (Oley, Pa.), Caroline Ramsey (Morristown, N.J.) and Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.). Gladieux and Wadas are taking leave from college and all four will relocate to Charlotte, N.C next month.

“I am delighted that these athletes have accepted the offer to join the program at this exciting time,” commented Passmore. “Each athlete brings a unique skill set and Char and Caroline joined the program in an unfunded capacity and proved their desire and potential to add value to the USWNT.” 

De Vries was named to the USWNT in 2021, while simultaneously competing on many junior squads and at Syracuse University. She was integral in the U-21 USWNT’s success at the 2021 Junior Pan American Championship in Santiago, Chile, where she was named top scorer of the tournament. She has competed in the past three seasons of the FIH Hockey Pro League and helped USA win gold at the 2023 Hockey5s Pan American Cup and competed in the first-ever 2024 FIH Hockey5s World Cup in Oman.

Ramsey was named to the USWNT in July 2022, after a successful campaign with the U-21 side. She was part of the group that traveled to South Africa for the 2021 FIH Hockey Junior World Cup, where they finished in 8th. She recently represented USA at the 2024 FIH Hockey5s World Cup in Oman. She graduated from Cornell University in December 2023.

“Lauren was super impressive both in her leadership, performance and drive for Northwestern this year and backed this up with excellent showings at the Junior World Cup. She will add depth to our midfield,” said Passmore. “Phia’s attacking prowess and goalscoring ability has always impressed me since I first saw videos of the Senior Nexus Championship in 2022 and my view has not changed in seeing that ability constantly reward the Penn State attack. I am so thankful to both Northwestern and Penn State and their coaches and academic staff for being so supportive of them joining the program at this stage.”

Wadas was named to the senior squad in June 2023, after stints with the U-16, Rise and U-21 teams. A captain for the U-21 group, she led the Junior Eagles to a gold medal finish at the 2023 Junior Pan American Championship in Barbados, which qualified them for the 2023 FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in Chile.

Gladieux has been added to team after a successful 2023 fall college season. An offensive threat with a nose for the goal, she was named a Honda Award Finalist (2022), Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (2022, 2023), Big Ten Player of the Year (2022) and Penn State Female Athlete of the Year (2022-23).

After a brief regeneration period following the FIH Hockey Pro League, the United Eagles will resume full-time training in Charlotte in the middle of March.

The final U.S. Women’s Olympic Field Hockey Team roster to represent at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be selected from the pool of centralized athletes and will be publicly announced in mid-June. It will consist of 16 athletes, plus three provisional (traveling reserve) athletes.