CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three members of the Virginia field hockey team have been named to the 20-athlete roster that will travel to Dublin, Ireland to compete in the Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament June 19-26.
Sophomore Jans Croon, junior Meghen Hengerer and freshman Daniela Mendez-Trendler were named to the team by head coach Tracey Paul based on performances at a recent training camp.
The US junior national team will face India, Ireland, The Netherlands and Ukraine in a round-robin style event at The Hockey Centre in Dublin.
“I’m super excited by the selected group and look forward to seeing the hockey they can produce in a short space of time,” said Tracey Paul, U-21 USWNT Head Coach. “Lauren Wadas will captain the team which returns both goalkeepers and five field players from the Junior World Cup squad.”
Paul goes on to say that this tournament is an excellent opportunity for the U-21 USWNT to gain experience by being exposed to different international playing styles. She explains it is a great chance to watch the senior women’s Ireland and Japan squads play international matches as they prepare for the World Cup.
“Although we’ve had limited time together, I have no doubt that the team will show great resilience and determination to perform fantastically and improve through the whole tournament.”
The Uniphar 5-Nations Tournament will run alongside a senior international women’s series between Ireland and Japan.
UNIPHAR 5-NATIONS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|Sun., June 19||7:00 AM||Netherlands||vs||USA|
|Mon., June 20||9:00 AM||USA||vs||Ukraine|
|Wed., June 22||8:00 AM||India||vs||Ukraine|
|Thurs., June 23||10:00 AM||India||vs||USA|
|Sat., June 25||4:00 AM||Netherlands||vs||Ukraine|
|Sun., June 26||5:00 AM||5th||vs||Ireland Devo|
|All times in Eastern Time Zone|