Paul Names 2023 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team, JPAC Selection Camp Confirmed

by USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following the U-21 Selection Camp held January 4 to 8 at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team Head Coach Tracey Paul and coaching staff have named the 2023 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team. This same group will attend the Junior Pan American Championship (JPAC) Selection Camp in February.


“Congratulations to all the players who made the 2023 U-21 squad,” commented Paul. “We were encouraged by the quality of athletes at the recent selection camp with each session and training game fiercely competitive - some very good players have missed out on selection this time. The fluid pathway being developed across our National Teams is becoming very evident with six players from the selected U-21 squad currently working with the U.S. Women’s National Team.”


“Following our training camp in February the JPAC traveling team will be announced for the Junior World Cup Qualifier in April.


The JPAC Selection Camp will take place from February 17 to 19 at Bessant Field at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.

Mia Abello (Houston, Texas), Lucy Adams (Andover, Mass.), Olivia Bent-Cole (Philadelphia, Pa.), Isabella Bianco (Berlin, N.J.), Charlotte Bruder (Malvern, Pa.), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.), Avery Donahue (Madison, N.J.), Pyper Friedman (Phoenix, Md.), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, N.J.), Josie Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Natalie Machiran (Ellicott City, Md.), Mia Magnotta (Kingston, Pa.), Daniela Mendez-Trendler (Reistertown, Md.), Jayden Moon (Spotsylvania, Va.), Mia Karine Myklebust (Los Gatos, Calif.), Madison Orsi (Downingtown, Pa.), Josephine Palde (Schwenksville, Pa.), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.), Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.), Ellie Todd (Wellesley, Mass.), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.), Rayne Wright (Bethlehem, Pa.)


Due to injury or illness, the following athletes will trial in February, Peyton Hale (Forest Hill, Md.), Alana McVeigh (Lansdale, Pa.), Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.) and Kiersten Thomassey (New Albany, Ohio).


Eleven of the named athletes are repeats from the previous squad with four who were on the 2021 JPAC squad that competed in Santiago, Chile in Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.), Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Mich.) and Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.). This same quartet, along with Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.) went on to represent USA at the 2021 FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa, where the red, white and blue finished eighth.


From this camp, a squad will be named to represent USA at the 2023 Junior Pan American Championship from April 10 to 18 in Saint Michael, Barbados at the Wildey Hockey Centre located in the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. This junior men’s and women’s event is a qualified for the 2023 FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.


For more information on the upcoming 2023 JPAC, visit the event page by clicking here.