April 28, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey senior forward Caleigh Foust (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) has been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team Development Squad, as announced by head coach Jun Kentwell.
To account for the transitional phase from the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team to the senior USWNT, the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad’s purpose is to nurture the talent of college students. These particular athletes are no longer permitted to be on the U-21 USWNT due to age restrictions but show great promise in field hockey. The Development Team follows a similar program as the U-21 Team and train weekends, playing college teams or some of the men’s (junior) teams. The 16-player Development Squad gives players the opportunity to learn and grow in a competitive environment with qualified coaches.
Foust was a two-time All-Region honoree for the Cavaliers and was voted to the All-ACC Academic Team in all four years at UVA. Foust was named the MVP of the 2016 ACC Championship after scoring two game-winning goals during the tournament, including the overtime game-winner against Wake Forest. Foust ended her Virginia career with 42 goals and seven assists.
Earlier this week, former Cavalier Carissa Vittese was promoted from the Development Team to the Women’s National Team.