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U-16 National Futures Championship Crowns Medalists

by USA Field Hockey

LANCASTER, Pa. - June 23, 2018 - At Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. the Citi National Futures Championship (NFC), presented by Harrow Sports, finished out another age division as the U-16 Girls Division concluded today.
For the past four days, more than 250 U-16 athletes from around the country showed off their skills in front of selectors, coaches and fans as they competed for a spot in USA Field Hockey’s elite Junior High-Performance Camps and Programs. USA Field Hockey’s High-Performance staff evaluates and selects top talent from the NFC to represent the United States in its other elite programs, including the Stars and Stripes Elite Games and Tournament, AAU Junior Olympic Games, and Junior High Performance National Camps and teams. These elite Junior High-Performance Programs feed into the U.S. Women’s National Team that train and compete domestically and internationally throughout the year. Congratulations to all the athletes for their hard work and dedication over the last few days.

USA Field Hockey would like to extend its congratulations to the following teams on their tournament victories:

FIRST PLACE:

Cortina, coached by Stacey Bean


Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Sofia Acosta (Malvern, Pa.), Alden Boccella (Collegeville, Pa.), Kennedy Cliggett (Warrington, Pa.), Kelsey Felix (Hallam, Pa.), Emily Graeff (Pheonixville, Pa.), Annika Herbine (Macungie, Pa.), Alexis Hosler (Lititz, Pa.), Lauren Hunter (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Hannah Maxwell (Forty Fort, Pa.), Sienna Pegram (Hummelstown, Pa.), Christina Rawa (Garnet Valley, Pa.), Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.), Gery Schnarrs (Camp Hill, Pa.), Aubrey Semler (Orefield, Pa.), Kelly Smith (Downingtown, Pa.), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Bryn Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.)

SECOND PLACE:

Rome, coached by Georgia Holland


Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Zoe Bormet (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Serena Brimacombe (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Regan Cornelius (New Albany, Ohio), Anna Crump (Crestwood, Ky.), Emily Gillespie (Simpsonville, Ky.), Lee Ann Gordon (Louisville, Ky.), Embry Jane Imorde (Louisville, Ky.), Laura Jones (Pinckney, Mich.), Elizabeth Kreske (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Carson Neal (Louisville, Ky.), Kylee Niswonger (Dexter, Mich.), Tegan Poerio (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Erin Reilly (Saline, Mich.), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.), Claudia Thomas (Louisville, Ky.), Kiersten Thomassey (New Albany, Ohio), Kennedy Vinson (Prospect, Ky.), Elizabeth Wheatley (Louisville, Ky.)


THIRD PLACE:

Atlanta, coached by Jeremy Cook

 Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Rachel Apa (Lewisberry, Pa.), Ashley Arnold (Hummelstown, Pa.), Sarah Beers (Fleetwood, Pa.), Emily Bullard (Doylestown, Pa.), Barbara Civitella (Wayne, Pa.), Madison Herb (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Courtney Kenah (Telford, Pa.), Julia Lamb (Phoenixville, Pa.), Mia Leonhardt (Media, Pa.), Megan Maransky (Blue Bell, Pa.), Josephine Palde (Schwenksville, Pa.), Sofia Pendolino (Hummelstown, Pa.), Meghan Reilly (Blue Bell, Pa.), Lanie Stem (Easton, Pa.), Shealyn Tatara (Hershey, Pa.), Ali Tedik (Plains, Pa.), Rina Tsioles (Kingston, Pa.), Alexandria Wesneski (Forty Fort, Pa.)

In addition, congratulations to Mexico City for winning the Barbara Longstreth Award for Sportsmanship. This award was created to promote good sportsmanship and given to the team that best exemplifies the qualifies of fair play, graciousness in victory and defeat, and respect for opponents and officials. This award is selected by the USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship Umpire and Coaching Staff.

A member of the U.S. Women's National Team from 1956 to 1964, Longstreth began her field hockey career at Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in the 1950's where she excelled in both field hockey and lacrosse. As a national team member, she competed in the epic 3-3 draw with England in front of 56,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium during the teams 1962 tour to Great Britain and Denmark. In 1963, she was a members of the USA's International Federation of Women's Hockey Association Conference team for an event that would become the precursor to today's FIH World Cup.

Longstreth continued her devotion to the game as a coach and eventually founded Longstreth Sporting Goods in 1977. Beginning the enterprise by selling field hockey sticks from the trunk of her car at tournaments, she established her company in Parkers Ford, Pa. where it has become the country's leader in speciality sports products for women. She announced her retirement from the company in 2007. #NFC2018

BARBARA LONGSTRETH AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP WINNER:
Mexico City, coached by Malachi Mahan


Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Averi Brayton (Davis, Calif.), Lila Browne (Del Mar, Calif.), Adrienne Couteau (San Jose, Calif.), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Elana Eisenberg (Los Altos, Calif.), Sophie Everett (San Diego, Calif.), Abbey Frame (Vista, Calif.), Alexa Ganocy, (Calabasas, Calif.), Sophia Ganocy (Calabasas, Calif.), Mackenzie Hall (Oceanside, Calif.), Sabine Hommes (Westlake Village, Calif.), Bella Katab (Encino, Calif.), Sarah Lopez (Moorpark, Calif.), Natalie Moore (Los Gatos, Calif.), Sejal Patel (San Mateo, Calif.), Tegan Samuelson (San Diego, Calif.), Sara Stone (San Diego, Calif.), Elizabeth Tedrow (San Marcos, Calif.)

USA Field Hockey would like to thank all the athletes that participated in the U-16 National Futures Championship and look forward to the 2019 Futures Program!

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