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2022 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team & U.S. Women’s National Development Team Announced

by USA Field Hockey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Following a four-day selection camp to begin the 2022 program, the U.S. Women’s National Team High Performance Staff has announced the first group of athletes that have been named to the 2022 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team and U.S. Women’s National Development Team.

 

“This was a tough selection process with so much talent on display at the camp, but we’re confident we’ve selected a balanced, all-round squad with athletes who can develop and compete under the pressure of international competition,” said Tracey Paul, U-21 USWNT Head Coach. “I am excited to begin working with this group and look forward to seeing what they can achieve.”

 

“I’d like to thank all the athletes who participated in the recent selection camp - their passion and dedication to the sport and personal growth is not just inspiring, but an invaluable contribution to Team USA’s success,” said Rachel Dawson, Development USWNT Head Coach. “The athletes selected to the U.S. Women’s National Development Team have demonstrated attributes necessary for successful contribution at the senior international level. Over the course of the next year, we will focus on preparing and developing this core group of athletes for senior international hockey. Ultimately, the goal of the Women’s Development Team is to expand the quality of athletes pushing for selection to Team USA, because the strength of the group isn’t who’s in it, it is who’s left out.”

 

The 22 athletes selected to the 2022 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team and the eight athletes selected to the 2022 U.S. Women’s National Development Team were named following their performances at the Selection Camp at Queens University of Charlotte. This pool consisted of athletes selected from the 2021 Young Women’s National Championship along with a small group of players who were identified by U.S. Women’s National Team High Performance Staff during the 2021 collegiate season.

 

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named to the 2022 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team:

Mackenzie Allessie (Mount Joy, Pa.), Kaitlyn Benton (Lansdale, Pa.), Isabella Bressler (Leesport, Pa.), Margo Carlin (Drexel Hill, Pa.), Kennedy Cliggett (Warrington, Pa.), Megan Connors (San Diego, Calif.), Emma DeBerdine (Millersville, Pa.), Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.), Pyper Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Lee Ann Gordon (Louisville, Ky.), Madison Kahn (Ocean City, N.J.), Caroline Kelly (Malvern, Pa.), Caylie McMahon (Stow, Mass.), Hannah Miller (Malvern, Pa.), Sofia Pendolino (Hummelstown, Pa.), Caroline Ramsey (Morristown, N.J.), Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.), Kiertsen Thomassey (New Albany, Ohio), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Josie Varney (Smithfield, Maine), Rayne Wright (Bethlehem, Pa.)

Congratulations to the following athletes who have been named to the 2022 U.S. Women’s National Development Team:

Gracyn Banks (Burlington, N.J.) Gabrielle Barraco (Allentown, Pa.), Kayla Blas (Tonawanda, N.Y.), Lindsay Dickinson (Glen Mills, Pa.), Riley Donnelly (Doylestown, Pa.), Nathalie Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Kathryn Peterson (San Diego, Calif.), Emma Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.)

Due to injury and the travel restrictions from the ongoing pandemic, a number of athletes were unable to attend the Selection Camp and will receive a trial at the next camp later this month:

U-21 USWNT:
Regan Cornelius (New Albany, Ohio), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Meghen Hengerer (Bedminster, N.J.), Tyler Kennedy (Houston, Texas), Alexandra Morgan (Winnetka, Ill.), Kathryn Schneider (San Diego, Calif.), Kelly Smith (Downingtown, Pa.), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.)

Development USWNT:
Carter Ayars (Wilmginton, De.), Caroline Cahill (Harrisonburg, Va.), Skyler Caron (Hampton, N.H.), Katrina Carter (San Jose, Calif.), Claire Jones (Chadds Ford, Pa.), Jonna Kennedy (Watertown, Mass.), Natalie Konerth (Huntingtown, Md.), Corey Mayer (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), Melissa Nealon (Clifton Park, N.Y.), Samantha Popper (Blue Bell, Pa.), Allison Smith (Wilmington, Del.)

Both teams are scheduled for a training camp from February 23 to 27 in Chula Vista, Calif. For more information regarding the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team and U.S. Women’s National Development Team, continue to follow usafieldhockey.com.

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