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STORRS, Conn. - Rising senior Casey Umstead and rising junior Amanda Collins will be proudly representing the UConn field hockey program when it travels to England with the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team in April.
Following a trip to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. and a team training session at Duke University, both were selected on the 18-player tour roster for the team's upcoming international trip.
From April 10-17, the U-21 USWNT will play a four-match test series against England at Bisham Abbey, with the intent to give the team and its athletes elite-level exposure and to build on the techniques practiced in prior trips.
Umstead and Collins, All-Mideast Region selections this past season for UConn, will be playing on April 13th (4 p.m. local), 14th (4 p.m. local), 16th (3 p.m. local) and 17th (10:30 a.m. local) with the U-21 team.
"The U-21 group has had two excellent training camps to start 2017," said Phil Edwards, the U-21 head coach. "We have been able to name a squad for the test series with a good balance of experience and some fresh faces who will be gaining their first taste of hockey at this level. It's going to be exciting to see them compete on the international stage against England."
Collins and Umstead ranked second and third on UConn, respectively, in goals scored and points during the 2016 season. Only rising senior Charlotte Veitner had more goals (27) and points (71).
It was announced recently that former UConn standout Melissa Gonzalez will be playing with the U.S. Women's National Team against Ireland in a three-game set on American soil from May 24-27. It will take place at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa.
Ironically, recent UConn graduate and three-time All-American Roisin Upton is playing on the Irish national team, making for a collision between two of UConn field hockey's most storied athletes.
Tickets can be purchased for the games HERE.