Caddy, U.S. U21 National Team Set for Holland Tour
March 5, 2015
STORRS, Conn. – After helping the University of Connecticut field hockey team win back-to-back NCAA Division I championships in 2013 and 2014, Husky associate head coach Paul Caddy is set to travel to Holland with the U.S. U21 National Team as it prepares to complete a tour on March 6-14.
Caddy, who finished his 14th season on the UConn staff and his fifth as the associate head coach in 2014, will assist the U21 team in four games over the eight-day stretch, including an international tilt with the Holland U21 squad on Tuesday, March 10.
The team will arrive in Holland on March 6 and will begin play with a game against Nijmegen on March 9. After the contest against the Holland U21 team, the U.S. will turn its attention to MOP on March 11 before rounding out action against Stichtse Cricket an Hockey Club (SCHC) on March 12.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to help develop this talented group,” said Caddy. “This will be a great chance to learn and help U.S. Field Hockey and move these players closer toward international play.”
In early February, the U21 squad competed against Canada four times over a five-day stretch at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster, Pa, sweeping their opponents and tallying a 19-to-5 overall scoring margin.
At UConn, Caddy’s primary focuses are defense and player and team development, including technical and tactical advancements. He was part of the 2014 Big East Coaching Staff of the Year, announced by the conference in early November.
In 2014, UConn reached its third NCAA National Semifinal in the last four seasons and became just the fifth program to win at least two-straight NCAA DI field hockey national titles. Three Huskies, Roisin Upton, Chrissy Davidson and Anna Middendorf, were named All-Americans and four different Husky athletes were placed on the All-Big East First Team.