Rosters Announced for 2024 World Masters Indoor World Cup

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following recent practices and selection sessions at the end of last year, the U.S. Masters Transition Team has named the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Masters Indoor Teams that will compete in the 2024 World Masters Hockey (WMH) Masters Indoor World Cup (MIWC) in Nottingham, England from March 26 to April 1.

Team USA will compete in the MIWC against teams from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Scotland, Switzerland, and Wales, along with Alliance and Spirit of Masters teams. The USA Men will be represented in the O-35, O-50 and O-60 divisions, and the USA Women will be represented in the O-35, O-45, O-55 and O-60 divisions. The teams will be led by a seasoned group of coaches that includes USA Field Hockey Level 2 and 3  Coaching Certification. For more information on the 2024 WMH MIWC, visit the official event page.

Please join us in congratulating those athletes chosen for the 2024 WHM MIWC.

U.S. O-35 Men's Masters MIWC Roster:

Brett Andrews (Pittsburgh, Pa.), David De Prez (Prosper, Texas), Hendrik de Zwart (Washington, D.C.), David Eddie (Somerville, Mass.), Abdel El Kettani (Danbury, Conn.), Alexandru Gheorghe (Westport, Conn.), Jesse Larson (Crownsville, Md.), Noah Opondo (Lafayette, Ind.), Mike Pallister (Glen Cove, N.Y.), Matthieu Py (Shrewsbury, Mass.), David Sculley (Cambridge, Mass.), Robert Zagaria (Smithtown, N.Y.)

Alternates: Shawn Hindy (Moorpark, Calif.), Stephen McQuilkin (Lorton, Va.)

The U.S. O-35 Men’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Luke Govia and assisted and managed by Fran Augustine.

U.S. O-50 Men's Masters MIWC Roster:

Fernando Diez De Onate (Key Biscayne,Fla.), Malcolm Finnamore (Maplewood, N.J.), Sau Thong Lee (Saint Johns, Fla.), Riyaz Mohamed (Scottsdale. Ariz.), Manuel Morales (Miami, Fla.), Marian Mueller (Barrington, R.I.), Barry Payne (Newton, Mass.), Greg Pereira (Fulton, Md.), Jaime Rodriguez Cartagena (West Springfield, Mass.), Oliver Stubel (Bennington, Vt.), Vernon Vassou (Arlington, Va.)

Alternates: Malik Akhtar (Reistertown, Md.), Salim Malik (Aldie, Va.), Barry Merriman (Washington, D.C.), Angus Miller (Bedminser, N.J.)

The U.S. O-50 Men’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Nigel Traverso and assisted and managed by Chris Pereira.

U.S. O-60 Men's Masters MIWC Roster:

Joost Douwes (Standwood, Wash.), Erik Enters (Harleysville, Pa.), Neville Gardner (Bethlehem, Pa.), Manzar Iqbal (Nashville, Tenn.), Peter Jones (Stamford, Conn.), Thomas Khoo (Bethesda, Md.), Bob Khosla (Phoenix, Ariz.), Amrit Kohli (Bethesda, Md.), Donald MacPherson (Lee, N.H.), Jeffrey Starfield (Marblehead, Mass.), Ian Wagge (Scarborough, Maine), Don Warner (Henrico, Va.)

Alternates: Mahesh Saraswat (Northridge, Calif.)

The U.S. O-60 Men’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Nick Govia and assisted and managed by Amir Akhtar.

U.S. O-35 Women’s Masters MIWC Roster:

Clara Ambrose (Westport, Conn.), Janelle Benner (Lititz, Pa.), Angela Giordano (Portland, Maine), Melissa Hallman (Palmyra, Pa.), Lorraine Kiger (Pittsburg, Pa.), Heather Long (Pottstown, Pa.), Jenny Lounsbury (Houston, Texas), Gabrielle Nolt (Lancaster, Pa.), Rhiannon Nolt (Haddon Township, N.J.), Melissa Weiss (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

Alternates: Francesca Eckroth (Fleetwood, Pa.)

The U.S. O-35 Women’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Meghan Plank-Robinson and assisted and managed by Pam Stuper.

U.S. O-45 Women's Masters MIWC Roster:

Elisa Bell (Orange, Calif.), Megan Callahan (Baltimore, Md.), Sandra Cook (Arnold, Md.), Kelly Goodsell (Harrisburg, Pa.), Margaret Kelly (Madison, N.H.), Meredith Kirkpatrick (Somers, Conn.), Christine Mattera (Wakefield, Mass.), Lacey Pustizzi (Burlington, Mass.), Staci Smith (Liberty, Maine), Kimberly Susko (Dresher, Pa.), Patti Webb (Monkton, Md.)

Alternates: Jen Anderson (Westport, Conn.), Trina Lisko (Collingswood, N.J.)

The U.S. O-45 Women’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Nicole Morgan and assisted and managed by Jill Reeve.

U.S. O-55 Women’s Masters PACC Roster:     

Jennifer Bandura (Boiling Springs, Pa.), Susan Elliott (Fountainville, Pa.), Kathy Frick (Doylestown, Pa.), Kari Galu (Norwalk, Conn.), Carol Gulija (Flemington, N.J.), Maria Keesling (Downingtown, Pa.), Kelly Setser (Louisville, Ky.), Alison Smith (Highland Park, Ill.), Denise Zelenak (Wilmington, Del.)

The U.S. O-55 Women’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Ally Fuller and assisted and managed by TBD.

U.S. O-60 Women’s Masters MIWC Roster:

Diane Angstadt (Middletown, Pa.), Deb Atkins (Quarryville, Pa.), Christine Couteau (Skillman, N.J.), Lucy Godrey (Churchville, Md.), Sandie Inglis (Silver Spring, Md.), Linda Kreiser (Middletown, Pa.), Wendy Morris (Felton, Pa.), Linda Polonsky (Hadley, Mass.), Patricia Rudy (Mill Hall, Pa.), Stella Volpe (Blacksburg, Pa.), Barb Wachowiak (Hamburg, N.Y.), Cynthia Wetmore (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Alternates: Pam Lester (Skillman, N.J.), Joanne Petkus (Aurburn, Maine), Kathleen Smith (Perkasie, Pa.)

The U.S. O-60 Women’s Masters Team will be led by head coach Stefanie Fee and assisted and managed by Diane Molinaro.

Nottingham also hosted the outdoor 2023 Masters World Cup for the O-35, O-40 and O45 men’s and women’s teams. This fall, WMH will feature the outdoor 2024 Masters World Cup that will be played in Cape Town, South Africa for O-35 and O-40 men’s and women’s teams as well as the O-65, O-70, O-75, and O-80 men’s grand masters teams. The O-45, O-50, O-55, O-60 men’s and women’s teams as well as the O-65 and O-70 women’s teams will compete in Auckland, New Zealand. USA is excited to compete after the previous edition of the MIWC, which was slated to take place in 2022 in Virginia Beach, Va., was canceled.