CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four members of the Virginia field hockey team have been invited by USA Field Hockey to attend the U-21 Junior National Team selection camp to be held in December at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa.
Based on their performances at this year’s Young Women’s National Championship, juniors Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) and Lauren Hausheer (West Windsor, N.J.), sophomore Greer Gill (Virginia Beach, Va.) and freshman Adele Iacobucci (Malvern, Pa.) have been selected to participate.
Gallen previously was a member of the U19 and U17 junior national teams as well as a member of the 2015 US Indoor National Team as a senior in high school. She also earned an invitation to the U21 team trial last year.
Gill was a member of the 2019 U21 team that traveled to Monchengladbach, Germany from April 14-22, taking on Germany’s U-21 Team and Great Britain’s U-21 Team. She was also a member of the U19 teams that played in Germany in 2017 and Ireland in 2018. She competed on Team Spirit at the Young Women’s National Championship, winning a silver medal at the event.
Hausheer was also a member of the 2018 U21 team that traveled to Germany in April. The goalkeeper earned an invitation to the U21 team trial in 2018.
Iacobucci is a current member of the U19 junior national team after spending two years as a member of the U17 squad. The incoming freshman won gold with the U19 squad at this year’s Young Women’s National Championship.
The YWNC is an annual event featuring 144 elite female field hockey athletes, including for the first time the 2019 U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team along with top collegiate and post-collegiate players. Over the spring, select athletes tried out and trained at USA Field Hockey High-Performance Centers throughout the country for an opportunity to earn a spot in the tournament that is the next step on the Olympic Development Pathway. These teams faced off for the prestigious title of national champions with 32 players being selected to attend the development camp to try to earn a spot on the 2020 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team and U.S. Women’s National Development Team, or a trial for the U.S. Women’s National Team.