CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two members of the Virginia field hockey team, junior striker Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.) and sophomore midfielder Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.), have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team roster for the Rohrmax Cup, as announced this week by USA Field Hockey.
After initial trials in March and multiple training sessions since, the coaching staff of the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Teams narrowed down the traveling rosters that will represent the red, white and blue at the 2020 Rohrmax Cup in Vienna, Austria from January 2 to 5.
The Indoor USWNT program will have two teams representing. USA Blue in Pool A will be the Indoor USWNT and USA Gold in Pool B will be the Indoor USWNT Development Team. Pool A also contains Austria, Czech Republic and Belarus, while Pool B holds Belgium, Switzerland and SV Arminen.
“I am pleased to have this extremely strong tournament to evaluate our players prior to selection for the women’s Indoor Pan American Cup,” said Jun Kentwell, Indoor USWNT Head Coach. “We have a good balance of experienced players and young players who excelled in the Croatia Cup earlier in the year. We shall be interested to see how they adjust to the big step up against some of the top indoor teams in the world. The college players and coaches on the squad have only been with us for a couple of sessions following their outdoor season but are starting to get back into the speed and tight spaces of the indoor game. This tournament will be a good challenge and measure for us as we start our preparation for March.”
The teams will depart for Austria on Tuesday, December 31 with one day of on-ground preparation on Wednesday, January 1. All matches for USA will begin on Thursday, January 2. USA Blue opens the tournament against Belarus, USA Gold will face SV Arminen and the men’s USA side will play Luc Rochin Lille. Games will not be live streamed for this event.
For more information regarding the upcoming Rohrmax Cup, including the full schedule, visit the event page by clicking here.
U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team Rohrmax Cup Roster:
Kelsey Briddell (Wilton, N.Y.), Ali Campbell (Lancaster, Pa.), Samantha Carlino (Lewisburg, Pa.), Mayv Clune (Quakertown, Pa.), Sierra Espeland (Fredericksburg, Va.), Noelle Frost (Glenwood, Md.), Makayla Gallen (Glen Mills, Pa.), Annika Herbine (Macungie, Pa.), Laura Hurff (Newark, Del.), Kelly Marks (Huntington Station, N.Y.), Annie McDonough (Kennett Square, Pa.), Hannah Prince (Gorham, Maine), Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, Pa.), Macy Szukics (Malvern, Pa.), Kasey Tapman (Pasadena, Md.), Rayne Wright (Bethlehem, Pa.), Elizabeth Yeager (Rye, N.Y.), Corinne Zanolli (Newtown Square, Pa.)