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Grenoble Wins Gold in Sudden Victory Shootout at U-19 Girls Nexus Championship

by USA Field Hockey

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Two age divisions of the 2021 Nexus Championship (NXC), presented by Harrow Sports, are in the books as the U-19 Girls concluded today at the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. It took a shootouts to decide both the bronze and gold medal games.

In the bronze medal game, Amsterdam and Barcelona were tied 1-1 after regulation, and locked at 2-2 after the first two rounds of the three set shootout. In the final round, Amsterdam missed just wide of the post before Barcelona scored to win the medal.

In the gold medal game, Athens and Grenoble were scoreless through regulation. The shootout took until the final round for either team to find the back of the goal. Athens converted on a tricky play over the goalkeeper and Grenoble goal came with time expired, but the goalkeeper dropped her stick forcing a penalty stroke. Delayed in taking place, Grenoble came away with the gold in the sudden victory shootout.

This year's U-19 athletes played across three days of highly competitive matches as they eyed the ultimate prize of being crowned NXC Champion. Hundreds of athletes from around the country showed off their skills in front of selectors, coaches and fans as they competed for evaluation to further opportunities in the women's Olympic Development Pathway. Congratulations to all the athletes for their hard work and dedication the last few days.

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

Head Coach: Maddy Sposito

In Alphabetical Order: Tatiana Boyd, Heather Canavan, Sarah Clifton, Aiden Drabick, Stevie Drum, Natalie Epperson, Chandler Johnson, Loryn Jordan, Emelia Little, Emerson Loftis, Meghan McGinley, Natalie McKenna, Pia Serowik, Alexa Shaffer, Ava Tilger, Rachael Whitehead, Lindsey Yu, Jenna Zunic

 

Head Coach:Kellie Stigas

In Alphabetical Order: Javiera Baeza, Sophia Baxter, Thea Conomikes, Kate Consoli, Samantha Crochetiere, Hope Delaney, Alyssa Freeman, Tallulah Fuhs, Mia Karine Myklebust, Caitlin Nicholls, Kassie Paul, Grace Pottebaum, Lindsay Schiavone, Abigail Shim, Kate Siedem, Elizabeth Tegeler, Madeline Zacchini, Julianne Zunic

  

Head Coach: Maggie Young

In Alphabetical Order: Sophia Abate, Erica Babitts, Darby Campbell, Georgie Edwards, Zoe Eliades, Olivia Galiotos, Madeline Hudson, Madison Kim, Ella Kokinis, Isabelle Larimore, Bodhi Littlefield, Ella Martin, Sophia Parker, Polly Parsons-Hills, Tegan Poerio, Audrey Post, Karly Redman, Skylar Santucci

 

In addition, congratulations to Beijing 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.

 

Head Coach: Maggie Young

In Alphabetical Order: Sophia Abate, Erica Babitts, Darby Campbell, Georgie Edwards, Zoe Eliades, Olivia Galiotos, Madeline Hudson, Madison Kim, Ella Kokinis, Isabelle Larimore, Bodhi Littlefield, Ella Martin, Sophia Parker, Polly Parsons-Hills, Tegan Poerio, Audrey Post, Karly Redman, Skylar Santucci

 

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.

 



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