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STORRS, Conn. – Roisin Upton’s list of remarkable field hockey achievements continues to grow, as the Irish national field hockey team defeated Malaysia on Sunday, 3-0, to win the World League 2 title in convincing fashion.
Upton, a two-time First Team All-American during her time at UConn, helped the Green Army roll through the World League 2 tournament – which scored 39 goals in six games, as opposed to just one goal by opponents.
Looking ahead to the summer, Upton will be participating in World League 3 as an opportunity for Ireland to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in London. The EuroHockey Championships also take place in the summer months.
“We have exciting times ahead with World League 3 and the EuroHockey Championships. We’ll use this tournament as a benchmark going forward,” said head coach Graham Shaw. “Our number 1 goal is to qualify for the World Cup and finish as high as possible at the Europeans in August”.
In other international news, former UConn standout Lindsey Howard (Clarksburg, N.J.) is currently touring Europe with the Australian indoor field hockey team, playing teams from Belgium and the Netherlands.
Australia, the eighth-ranked team in the world, gives Howard the opportunity to continue her field hockey career. In this tour of Europe, Howard will make her international playing debut.
Lindsey Howard, formerly known as Lindsey Leck, is a 2009 UConn graduate and was named All-Big East Second Team as a junior in 2007.