CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia field hockey junior Jans Croon has been named to the 10-athlete roster that will represent the United States at the inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cup January 24-27 in Muscat, Oman, as announced Tuesday (Jan. 9) by USA Field Hockey.

Croon is one of five players on the roster who helped the team earn gold at the 2023 Hockey5s Pan American Cup in June. Croon is also a member of the US U21 Junior National Team and competed at the Junior World Cup in November in Santiago, Chile.

Head coach Rachel Dawson announced the roster following a selection camp that took place last weekend in Charlotte. Dawson was an assistant coach at Virginia from 2017-2020.

“Hockey5s is a fast and fun game that challenges athletes to think creatively and respond dynamically to the situations presented on the field,” said Dawson. “It requires constant and collective problem-solving, alertness, robustness and precision. The athletes continue to embrace the new format with a desire to discover and drive standards. I look forward to the journey ahead in Oman.”

Hockey 5s is a small-sided outdoor game introduced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in 2014 that is played with four players and a goalkeeper per side. It is a fast small-sided game that uses specially designed boards that surround the perimeter of the field and keep the ball in play. Regulation games last 20 minutes.

The United Eagles are in Pool C with India, Namibia and Poland. They will open against Namibia on Wednesday, January 24 at 3:10 a.m. ET, then take on India later that day at 10:40 a.m. ET. They will wrap up pool play on Thursday, January 25 with a match against Poland at 4:50 a.m. ET. Crossovers begin later that afternoon, and the final will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 11:20 a.m. ET.

USWNT FIH Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024 Roster

Abigail Burnett (Zionsville, Pa.), Lora Clarke (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.), Charlotte DeVries (Malvern, Pa.), Bethany Dykema (Newport News, Va.), Linnea Gonzales (Bel Air, Md.), Alyssa Klebasko (Odenton, Md.), Caroline Ramsey (Morristown, NJ.), Kealsie Robles (Seaford, Va.), Cassie Sumfest (Lewisburg, Pa.).