Junior Women's Pan American Championship 2 Months Away

The Pan American Hockey Federation announced on Monday the pools and schedule for the upcoming 2016 Junior Women's Pan American Championship to be hosted by Trinidad & Tobago in late March/early April.  Team USA will play in Pool B, opposite the top-ranked defending champions Argentina.  Argentina has won six of the last seven Championships.  The USA is the only country other then Argentina to win the event- they finished first in 2009.  The USA finished third in the most recent championship in 2012.

The top two finishers will qualify for the 2016 Junior Women's World Cup in Santiago, Chile, November 23 through December 4, 2016.



Argentina            Bermuda
Barbados Canada
Chile Mexico
Guyana Trinidad & Tobago  
Uruguay United States



Wednesday, March 30: USA vs. Venezuela
Friday, April 1: USA vs. Bermuda
Saturday, April 2:  Trinidad & Tobago vs. USA
Monday, April 4:  Canada vs. USA
Tuesday, April 5:  USA vs. Mexico

Thursday, April 7:  Quarterfinals
Saturday, April 9:  Semifinals
Sunday, April 10:  Final & Placement games


Team USA's final roster for the Championship will be solidified in February.  18 players and 2 reserve players will be selected following the U21 training camp February 12-15 at the University of North Carolina.  During the training camp the squad of 22 players will train and play three of the nation's top college teams: Duke University, University of North Carolina and Wake Forest University.

Current U21 Roster
Name Hometown Current School
Maddie Bacskai Berwyn, PA Episcopal Academy (Committed to Princeton University)
Kristy Bernatchez Belgrade, ME University of North Carolina
Kelsey Bing (GK) Houston, TX St. John's School (Committed to Stanford University)
Catherine Caro Martinsville, NJ Princeton University
Linnea Gonzales Bel Air, MD University of Maryland
Carrie Hanks Niskayuna, NY University of Maryland
Sarah Helgeson Landisville, PA Stanford University
Ashley Hoffman Mohnton, PA University of North Carolina
Laura Hurff Newark, DE Syracuse University
Kelly Johnson (GK) Westminster, MD Cornell 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
Moria Putsch-INJURED Media, PA Penn State University
Head Coach: Janneke Schopman
Assistant Coach: Britt Broady
Manager: Jamie Montgomery
Videooperator/Scout: Tamara Durante
Trainer: Yuko Kimura-Koenig


                                                                      Junior Women's Pan American Championship Results
Year Location 1st  2nd  3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
2012 Guadalajara, Mexico Argentina Canada USA Chile Uruguay Venezuela Mexico Trinidad
2008 Mexico City, Mexico USA Chile Argentina Mexico Uruguay Trinidad Barbados Bermuda
2005 Puerto Rico Argentina USA Chile Canda Mexico Uruguay Barbados Jamaica
2000 Bridgetown, Barbados Argentina USA Canada Chile Barbados Trinidad Venezuela Bermuda
1997 Santiago, Chile Argentina Canada USA Chile Uruguay Barbados Bermuda Paraguay
1992 Caracas, Venezuela Argentina Trinidad Canada USA        
1988 Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina USA Chile Uruguay Cuba Paraguay