U21 Head Coach Janneke Schopman has named the 18-player roster that will represent Team USA in the upcoming Junior Women's Pan American Championship to be hosted by Trinidad & Tobago in late March/early April.
The 18-player roster (plus 2 reserves) was named following the U21 team's training in North Carolina this past weekend. The team played ACC and top-10 ranked college teams Wake Forest University and Duke University. They were scheduled to play the University of North Carolina, but the game was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The 18-player roster includes 13 college players and 5 of MAX Field Hockey's High School All-Region selections from 2015: Maddie Bacskai and Margaux Paolino (Episcopal Academy, PA), Goalkeeper Kelsey Bing (St. John's School, TX), sophomore sensation Erin Matson (Unionville High School, PA) and Julianna Tornetta (Agnes Irwin School, PA). All five players have already committed to attend top 20 college programs.
Team USA will be competing in the Pan American Championships for one of the top two spots to qualify for the 2016 Junior Women's World Cup in Santiago, Chile, November 23 through December 4, 2016.
|Team USA Junior Women's Pan American Championship Roster|
|Maddie Bacskai||Berwyn, PA||Episcopal Academy (Committed to Princeton University)|
|Kelsey Bing (GK)||Houston, TX||St. John's School (Committed to Stanford University)|
|Catherine Caro||Martinsville, NJ||Princeton University|
|Sarah Helgeson||Landisville, PA||Stanford University|
|Ashley Hoffman||Mohnton, PA||University of North Carolina|
|Laura Hurff||Newark, DE||Syracuse University|
|Amanda Magadan||Randolph, NJ||Lafayette College|
|Gab Major||Royersford, PA||University of North Carolina|
|Erin Matson||Chadds Ford, PA||Unionville HS (Committed to University of North Carolina)|
|Megan Miller||Palmyra, PA||University of Richmond|
|Lauren Moyer||York, PA||University of North Carolina|
|Margaux Paolino||Villanova, PA||Episcopal Academy (Committed to Duke University)|
|Jenny Rizzo||Hershey, PA||Penn State University|
|Julianna Tornetta||Plymouth Meeting, PA||Agnes Irwin School (Committed to Princeton University)|
|Sophia Tornetta||Plymouth Meeting, PA||Princeton University|
|Tara Vittese||Cherry Hill, NJ||University of Virginia|
|Nicole Woods||Beverly, MA||University of Louisville|
|Julia Young||Yorktown, VA||University of North Carolina|
|Carrie Hanks||Niskayuna, NY||University of Maryland|
|Kristy Bernatchez||Belgrade, ME||University of North Carolina|
|Head Coach:||Janneke Schopman|
|Assistant Coach:||Britt Broady|