News

Berlin & Cortina Win 2022 U-16 & U-16 Rise Nexus Championship

by USA Field Hockey

Images Taken by Dan Trevino

100 photos

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The first age division of the 2022 Nexus Championship (NXC), presented by Osaka Hockey, finished today with the U-16 and U-16 Rise Girls at the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Cortina claimed the gold in the U-16 Girls and Berlin won first in the U-16 Rise.

The rain on the first day didn't stop the excitement as the U-16 and U-16 Rise athletes battled through the weather in highly competitive matches. The second day was perfect weather in Virginia Beach as pool play concluded. For the U-16 Girls division, Beijing and Montreal finished at the top, and for the U-16 Rise Girls, Berlin and Milan were ended first. Bright and sunny skies met the final day of competition. The U-16 NXC Final was a close match between Cortina and Salt Lake City, with Cortina scoring in the last 5 minutes off a penalty corner to claim the 1-0 victory. Berlin had a dominating 5-0 performance over Milan to capture the U-16 Rise NXC Championship. 

Over the course of the three days, 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.


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

Head Coach: Kelly Marks

In Alphabetical Order: Karsin Beatty, Kathryn Bock, Ellis Cannon, Patricia Crawford, Cooper Cutchins, Rylee Dennis, Taryn Dolka, Annabel Holleshead, Camryn Johnson, Katelyn Kearns, Rilyn Lehman, Olivia Marthins, Fiona McMahon, Reese Milone, Alexa Murphy, Lauren Sloan, Cicely Tomaszewski, Isabelle Vickery

 

Head Coach: Katie DeSandis

In Alphabetical Order: Olivia Anderson, Maren Boyle, Jordan Byers, Erin Callahan, Lavinia Cartellieri, Ryleigh Damminger, Ella Davis, Sarah Ding, Samantha Hillman, Addison Infante, Soren Izabella Kipphut, Jacqueline O'Donnell, Emilia Ostos, Jaelen Perez, Lila Seifert, Katie Sigrist, Lilian Soldan, Sarah Walker

 

Head Coach: Tori Roche

In Alphabetical Order: Gabby Anderson, Samantha Arnold, Grace Essalih, Olivia Eusanio, Ava Florence, Gemma Franco, Gabrielle Gaspar, Evie Hamm, Hadley Hoffsmith, Reese Johnson, Raleigh Kerst, Karlie Mertz, Ryleigh Osborne, Claire Pausz, Sydney Raguini, Kelsey Rowe, Kayden Williams, Hannah Zimmerman

 

Head Coach: Pietie-Coetzee-Turner

In Alphabetical Order: Maxwell Aranowitz, Hannah Balmelli, Kaia Beaudoin, Brooke Bettencourt, Abigail Chun, Ester Eum, Skylar Gilman, Adya Kadam, Emma Larit, Malena Magnano, Sabrina McGroarty, Ella Murphy, Molly Nye, Riley Savage, Merritt Skubisz, Hallie Slidell, Victoria Stockdale, Carter Valenti

 

Head Coach: Maddy Sposito

In Alphabetical Order: Mary Adams, Helen Baldy, Jenna Baxter, Renee Blake, Kendall Brady, Paige Cornelius, Emily Eaton, Aurora Gery, Alexis Hengst, Ellie Johnson, Autum Kernechel, Avery Pollock, Ava Porter, Lucie Schroeder, Madelyn Stevens, Isabella Tassara, Lillianna Vera, Laila Zdancewicz

 

Head Coach: Stacey Bean

In Alphabetical Order: Maren Brady, Rylee Brooks-Booth, Katie Crump, Alexandra De Cain, Riley Fitzgerald, Charlotte Glasper, Samantha Goin, Ava Hershberger, Natane King, Darcy Kopsinis, Anna Krebs, Julia Lambert, Alexa Lehman, Ava Meehan, Emily Nicholls, Eliza Perrin, Ashley Roelofsz, Kiersten Smith

 

In addition, congratulations to Montreal and Paris 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: Tori Roche

In Alphabetical Order: Gabby Anderson, Samantha Arnold, Grace Essalih, Olivia Eusanio, Ava Florence, Gemma Franco, Gabrielle Gaspar, Evie Hamm, Hadley Hoffsmith, Reese Johnson, Raleigh Kerst, Karlie Mertz, Ryleigh Osborne, Claire Pausz, Sydney Raguini, Kelsey Rowe, Kayden Williams, Hannah Zimmerman

 

Head Coach: Kerry Kiddoo

In Alphabetical Order: Zoe Bjelac, Audrey Carter, Abby Davidson, Abygail Deverka, Grace Dixon, Faith Everett, Ada Farmer, Mary Finnan, Katherine Garrison, Juana Gonzalez Peyru, Avery Kuzmicky, McKenna Panko, Abigail Raysman, Riley Reardon, Callei Rogers, Molly Stutte, Lilly Wojcik, Kendal Woolley

 

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.

 

All photographs appearing on this site are property of USA Field Hockey/Dan Trevino. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws, and are not to be downloaded, reproduced or used in any way without the written permission of USA Field Hockey/Dan Trevino.

 

If you are college club coach, high school coach, sponsor or media outlet, email communications@usafieldhockey.com.

USAFH logo

About Us

  • About USA Field Hockey
  • Hall of Fame
Field Hockey and USOPC Logo
  • Accessibility
  • Careers
  • Contact Us
  • Donate
  • Site Map
  • Terms of Use , opens in a new tab
  • Privacy Policy , opens in a new tab
  • Ombuds , opens in a new tab

© 2024 Copyright USA Field Hockey - All Rights Reserved.