Jan. 24, 2023 — The (very) younger weapons


We knew that, when the U.S. ladies’s discipline hockey workforce’s roster pool was being assembled during the last 12 months, that it was going to be a really younger workforce.

However David Passmore has actually gone with the American youth motion together with his 24-player choice for the primary two rounds of the FIH Professional League, which is able to happen over a three-week interval starting Feb. sixteenth.

Within the participant pool are usually not one, however two high-school gamers — Olivia Bent-Cole of Cherry Hill Camden Catholic (N.J.), and Josie Hollamon of Delmar (Del.).Additionally becoming a member of in are various thrilling younger gamers reminiscent of Ashley Sessa, Brooke and Emma DeBerdine, Kelee Lepage, Megan Rodgers, Meredith Sholder, Beth Yeager, Charlotte de Vries, and Hope Rose.

Balancing out that youthful exuberance shall be veterans like Danielle Grega, Kelsey Bing, Amanda Magadan Golini, Ashley Hoffman, Sanne Caarls and Maddie Zimmer.

For Passmore, these selections are usually not only for making an attempt to construct this workforce in direction of the avoidance of relegation inside the Professional League, however to determine who he shall be bringing to Chile for the Pan American Video games. And for not the primary time, the 2023 Pan American Video games run into battle with the U.S. home season.

Certainly, the Pan Am Video games fall between Oct. twenty fifth and Nov. 4th, which is true smack in the course of the convention event season with U.S. faculty discipline hockey. What I discover fascinating is that various gamers who’ve already used up collegiate eligibility, reminiscent of Erin Matson, Sky Caron, Sofia Southam, Rachel Robinson, and Maddie Bacskai are usually not within the present roster. It’s gamers of this high quality who’re an commercial for the institution of a U.S. post-collegiate skilled discipline hockey league.

Will the children be alright? We’ll see.



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