2018 National Futures Championship Comes to an End with U-19 Girls Division

by USA Field Hockey

LANCASTER, Pa. - June 26, 2018 - The 2018 Citi National Futures Championship (NFC), presented by Harrow Sports, came to an end today with the U-19 Girls Division wrapping up at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. The NFC, 9-day tournament drew 684 athletes to the fields to showcase their skills in front of top collegiate coaches and selectors. The competitive fire was strong throughout the event as USA Field Hockey’s High Performance staff evaluated the top talent from the NFC to be selected for other elite programs within the Olympic Development Pipeline.
For the past four days, more than 250 U-19 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:


Sochi, coached by Courtney Veinotti

Athletes in Alphabetical Order:Mackenzie Allessie (Mount Joy, Pa.), Gabrielle barraco (Allentown, Pa.), Kaitlyn Crist (Limerick, Pa.), Riley Donnelly (Doylestown, Pa.), Peyton Fischer (Chalfont, Pa.), Mary Harkins (Kimberton, Pa.), Kayla Kisthardt (Allentown, Pa.), Sophia Mackrella (Fleetwood, Pa.), Taylor Mason (Doylestown, Pa.), Aubrey Mytych (Wyoming, Pa.), Madison Orobono (Macungie, Pa.), Isabella Paide (Schwenksville, Pa.), Sammy Popper (Blue Bell, Pa.), Meghan Reese (Center Valley, Pa.), M. Grace Wallis (Blue Bell, Pa.), Paityn Wirth (Thompsontown, Pa.), Leah Zellner (Emmaus, Pa.)


Amsterdam, coached by Jordan Page

Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Isabella Bressier (Leesport, Pa.), Charlotte De Vries (Wayne, Pa.), Emma Deberdine (Millersville, Pa.), Lindsay Dickinson (Glen Mills, Pa.), Peyton Halsey (Reading, Pa.), Olivia Hoover (Collegeville, Pa.), Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.), Caroline Kelly (Malvern, Pa.), Bari Lefkowitz (Forty Fort, Pa.), Anarose McDonough (Kennet Square, Pa.), Ellie McIntyre (Easton, Pa.), Hannah Miller (Malvern, Pa.), Katharine Olmsted (Hershey, Pa.), Anna Piecuch (Selinsgrove, Pa.), Kelsey Reznick (Drums, Pa.), Ciana Riccardo (Downingtown, Pa.), Romea Riccardo (Downingtown, Pa.), Madison Woods (Kingston, Pa.), Madeline Zimmer (Hershey, Pa.)


Barcelona, coached by Sarah Dawson

 Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Hailey Bitters (Delmar, Md.), Madeleine Boehm (Grasonville, Md.), Rachel Borzymowski (Fallston, Md.), Abigail Carpenter (Stevensville, Md.), Darcy Clement (Crofton, Md.), Nathalie Friedman (Pheonix, Md.), Skye Joegriner (Gaithersburg, Md.), Madison Johnson (Elkton, Md.), Margot Lawn (Pasadena, Md.), Alexis Loder (North East, Md.), Alia Marshall (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), Hannah McKeon (Pasadena, Md.), Clara Morrison (Brookeville, Md.), Isabelle Pilson (Wilmington, Del.), Madison Rehak (Bel Air, Md.), Allison Smith (Wilmington, Del.), Sydney Stephenson (Bel Air, Md.), Casey Sweitzer (Centerville, Md.)

In addition, congratulations to Grenoble 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

Grenoble, coached by Will Byrne

Athletes in Alphabetical Order: Anne Bartosz (Hartland, Wis.), Meghan Conroy (Chesterfield, Mo.), Sarah Considine (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Eleanor Flynn (Downers Grove, Ill.), Frederique Fyhr (Houston, Texas), Galen Gray (Houston, Texas), Carolyn Herbosa (Saint Louis, Mo.), Elyse Horner (Hartland, Wis.), Sydney Huang (Dallas, Texas), Jaya Krishnan (Houston, Texas), Mary Jane McNary (Glenview, Ill.), Morgan Mesenbrink (Hartland, Wis.), Alexandra Morgan (Winnetka, Ill.), Siofra Murdoch (Austin, Texas), Amelie Perrier (Houston, Texas), Hatley Post (Houston, Texas), Natalie Stone (Houston, Texas), Anna Unger (Houston, Texas)

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!