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U.S. Olympic women’s field hockey named, includes multiple Central Pa. athletes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (WHTM) – The 16-athlete roster for the United States Women’s Field Hockey Team was named today and over over half of the roster hails from Pennsylvania.

Nine of the 16 athletes who will be competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics are from the Keystone State. Many of the athletes are from the Midstate, including co-captain Ashley Hoffman from Mohnton, Berks County.

The full 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Team is as follows:

  • Kelsey Bing – Houston, Texas – Stafford University

  • Leah Crouse – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Duke University/University of Maryland

  • Brooke DeBerdine – Millersville, Pennsylvania – University of Maryland

  • Emma DeBerdine – Millersville, Pennsylvania – University of Maryland

  • Phia Gladieux – Oley, Pennsylvania – Penn State

  • Amanda Golini – Randolph, New Jersey – Lafayette College

  • Ally Hammel – Duxbury, Massachusets – Boston University

  • Ashley Hoffman – Mohnton, Pennsylvania – University of North Carolina

  • Karlie Kisha – Hamburg, Pennsylvania – University of Connecticut

  • Kelee Lepage – Honey Brook, Pennsylvania – University of Maryland

  • Ashley Sessa – Schwenksville, Pennsylvania – Northwestern University

  • Meredith Sholder – Fleetwood, Pennsylvania – University of North Carolina

  • Abby Tamer – Dexter, Michigan – University of Michigan

  • Megan Valzonis – San Diego, California – University of California

  • Beth Yeager – Greenwich, Connecticut – Princeton University

  • Maddie Zimmer – Hershey, Pennsylvania – Northwestern University

Provisional Athletes:

  • Sanne Caarls – Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands

  • Jenny Rizzo – Hershey, Pennsylvania – Penn State

  • Cassie Sumfest – Lewisburg, Pennsylvania – North Carolina

From Pennsylvania to Paris: Two Team USA Field Hockey athletes preparing for Summer Olympics

The U.S. Olympic women’s field hockey team missed the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and has undergone major changes. Every athlete on the roster will be making their Olympic debut in Paris.

The then No. 15 USA upset No. 6 India in the 2024 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier this past January and then went on to top No. 19 Italy and No. 10 New Zealand to make the semifinals. They trailed in the semifinal matchup against No. 9 Japan before coming back to earn the 2-1 win and punch their ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Schedule is as follows:

Date

Game

Time

Sat., July 27

Argentina vs. USA

1:45 PM

Mon., July 29

Spain vs. USA

7:15 AM

Wed., July 31

Australia vs. USA

7:15 AM

Thurs., August 1

USA vs. Great Britain

11:00 AM

Sat., August 3

UAA vs. South Africa

7:15 AM

Mon., August 5

Quarterfinals

Wed., August 7

Semifinals

Fri., August 9

Final

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