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Passmore Names 2023-24 U.S. Women’s National Team, Establishes Europe FIH Hockey Pro League Traveling Roster

by USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a recent training camp, U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach David Passmore and his staff have named the 2023-24 U.S. Women’s National Team. This newly named 34-athlete squad boasts a depth of experience, but with the addition of two names. Passmore has also named the 24-athlete traveling roster that will head to Europe for USA’s second leg of the 2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League season.

 

“This group of athletes combines our immediate future with those working toward the next World [Cup] and Olympic cycles,” said Passmore. “The competition for places was tight and many athletes will be unlucky to have missed out after a good camp in Charlotte over the past [two weeks]. Most of the athletes are in better physical shape after a block of centralized training and the two matches against the men’s U-21 team were very beneficial. We are now excited to see where the hard work over the past two months has got us as we return to [FIH Hockey] Pro League competition in Europe against some of the world’s top teams.”

 

“I was really pleased with some of the performances of a few of the U-21 athletes who also performed well at the Junior Pan American Championships. The likes of Katie Dixon and Lauren Wadas are included because of their ability to play a simple effective passing game and fit into our team culture.”

 

Continuing to lead the squad with the most international experience and caps are co-captains Ashley Hoffman (94)(Mohnton, Pa.) and Amanda Golini (117)(Randolph, N.J.). They are paired with a handful of returning talent across all lines, including goalkeepers Kelsey Bing (53)(Houston, Texas), Jenny Rizzo (9)(Hershey, Pa.) and Kealsie Robles (28)(Seaford, Va.). Making the transition from the U-21 side to join the senior squad are Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.) and Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.). Both were integral and part of the junior group that won gold at the women’s 2023 Junior Pan American Championships in April and qualified for the 2023 FIH Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup in December.


2023-24 U.S. Women’s National Team

Mia Abello (Houston, Texas), Olivia Bent-Cole (Philadelphia, Pa.), Kelsey Bing (Houston, Texas), Sanne Caarls (Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands), Leah Crouse (Virginia Beach, Va.), Charlotte De Vries (Malvern, Pa.), Brooke DeBerdine (Millersville, Pa.), Emma DeBerdine (Millersville, Pa.), Katie Dixon (Cary, N.C.), Amanda Golini (Randolph, N.J.), Linnea Gonzales (Bel Air, Md.), Fusine Govaert (Bedford, N.Y.), Danielle Grega (Kingston, Pa.), Ally Hammel (Duxbury, Mass.), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, N.J.), Ashley Hoffman (Mohnton, Pa.), Josie Hollamon (Delmar, Del.), Karlie Kisha (Hamburg, Pa.), Natalie Konerth (Huntingtown, Md.), Kelee Lepage (Honey Brook, Pa.), Alia Marshall (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), Caroline Ramsey (Morristown, N.J.), Jenny Rizzo (Hershey, Pa.), Kealsie Robles (Seaford, Va.), Megan Rodgers (San Diego, Calif.), Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.), Meredith Sholder (Fleetwood, Pa.), Cassie Sumfest (Lewisburg, Pa.), Abigail Tamer (Dexter, Mich.), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pa.), Jillian Wolgemuth (Mount Joy, Pa.), Elizabeth Yeager (Greenwich, Conn.), Maddie Zimmer (Hershey, Pa.)

 

On June 7, the No. 15 United Eagles will head to Europe for two mini-tournaments of the FIH Hockey Pro League to play eight matches, two each against No. 1 The Netherlands, No. 4 Great Britain, No 5 Germany and No. 6 Belgium.

 

Kelsey Bing (Houston, Texas), Sanne Caarls (Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands), Leah Crouse (Virginia Beach, Va.),  Brooke DeBerdine (Millersville, Pa.), Emma DeBerdine Millersville, Pa.), Amanda Golini (Randolph, N.J.), Linnea Gonzales (Bel Air, Md), Fusine Govaert (Bedford, N.Y.), Danielle Grega (Kingston, Pa.), Ally Hammel (Duxbury, Mass.), Ashley Hoffman (Mohnton, Pa.), Karlie Kisha (Hamburg, Pa.), Kelee Lepage (Honey Brook, Pa.), Jenny Rizzo (Hershey, Pa.), Kealsie Robles (Seaford, Va.), Megan Rodgers (San Diego, Calif.), Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.),  Meredith Sholder (Fleetwood, Pa.), Cassie Sumfest (Lewisburg, Pa.), Abigail Tamer (Dexter, Mich.), Jillian Wolgemuth (Mount Joy, Pa.), Elizabeth Yeager (Greenwich, Conn.), Maddie Zimmer (Hershey, Pa.)

 

Jenny Rizzo (Hershey, Pa.) and Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.) will be with the USWNT for the England portion only, while Linnea Gonzales (Bel Air, Md.) and Kealsie Robles (Seaford, Va.) will join the squad for the second leg in Belgium.

  

DATEOPPONENTTIME
Saturday, June 17Netherlands vs. USA7:40 a.m. ET
Sunday, June 18Great Britain vs. USA7:40 a.m. ET
Tuesday, June 20USA vs. Netherlands9:40 a.m. ET
Wednesday, June 21Great Britain vs. USA3:10 p.m. ET
Friday, June 30Germany vs. USA12:10 p.m. ET
Sunday, July 2Belgium vs. USA10:40 a.m. ET
Monday, July 3USA vs. Germany12:10 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 5Belgium vs. USA2:40 p.m. ET

 

The first four matches will take place in London, England., with the next four to be held in Antwerp, Belgium

 

In the middle of February, the No. 15 USWNT completed their first portion of the 2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League going 1-2-5 in New Zealand and Australia. They sit eighth in the standings with seven points after defeating No. 9 China and collecting two points each against No. 3 Australia and No. 10 New Zealand, after playing to a draw and winning in a shootout.

 

The 2023 Pan American Games is set for October 25 through November 4 in Santiago, Chile, and Passmore and his staff will utilize these games to prepare the squad for hopeful Olympic Games qualification.

 

The FIH Hockey Pro League games will be live streamed on Watch.Hockey (PPV). For more information about the FIH Hockey Pro League visit the event page.

 

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