Complete Release from USA Field Hockey
STORRS, Conn. – After competing in the Young Women’s National Championship, a pair of University of Connecticut field hockey players will be staying at Spooky Nook in Lancaster, Pa. for a while longer.
Junior Casey Umstead and sophomore Amanda Collins were both selected to participate in the 2016 Junior National Camp, an event for U-21 field hockey players from across the country, after making a strong impression at the YWNC.
Based on their performance at JNC, Umstead and Collins could possibly earn the right to play in additional U.S.A. Field Hockey programs, including the U.S. U-21 Women’s Junior National Teams.
UConn had two of only 13 U-21 players selected to participate in the camp, which runs from July 3-6. The UConn program looks to extend their outreach even further in U.S.A. Field Hockey following 2011 graduate Melissa Gonzalez’s selection to the 2016 Rio Olympics team last week.
Umstead was named 2015 All-Mideast Region Second Team and tied for second on the team with 43 points. Collins led all freshmen with 25 points and was named Big East Rookie of the Week on Aug. 31.
The top 80-100 players from U-17, U-19 and U-21 who qualified for the camp play this week at Spooky Nook, with a chance to go even further.
The Huskies have announced their 2016 schedule, which can be seen HERE. UConn opens the season at Stanford on August 26.