U21 Squad Named for Junior Pan American Championship

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. 

Read recaps of the games here:  vs. Wake Forest University            vs. Duke University

 

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
Name Hometown Current School
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
     
RESERVES:    
Carrie Hanks Niskayuna, NY University of Maryland
Kristy Bernatchez Belgrade, ME University of North Carolina
 
Head Coach: Janneke Schopman
Assistant Coach: Britt Broady
Manager: Jamie Montgomery
Videooperator/Scout: Tamara Durante
Trainer: Yuko Kimura-Koenig