July 10, 2014
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut field hockey team finalized its incoming class for the 2014 season as announced by head coach Nancy Stevens on Thursday. Five freshmen, Kendall Youngblood, Maureen Schott, Karlie Heistand, Casey Umstead and Charlotte Veitner, are set to join a UConn squad that is coming off its third-ever national championship in 2013, finishing with a stellar 21-4 overall record.
After winning both the Big East and national crowns in 2013, the Huskies will open up play in 2014 against Northwestern in Storrs on August 31 at 12 p.m. The full schedule can be seen by CLICKING HERE.
Kendall Youngblood - Forward - Milwaukee, Wis. - University School of Milwaukee
High School: Competed in four years at University School of Milwaukee.... Part of a Wildcat team that won the conference championship in four straight seasons and took home a state championship in 2011... Served as Team Captain during her senior campaign, helping to lead her squad to an 18-0-1 overall record... Honored as a First Team All-Conference member in 2013 and 2014 and also was tabbed as a Regional All-American following a perfect 19-0 season in her sophomore year.
Kendall Ariana Youngblood... Daughter of Keith and Synovia Youngblood... Has one sister, Camille (21)... Marketing Major.... Born August 16, 1995 in Orange County, Calif... Played basketball for four years in high school and also competed on the track and field team from 2010-13.
Maureen Schott - New Canaan, Conn. - New Canaan High School
High School: Played four years of field hockey at New Canaan High School... Earned varsity letters in two seasons for the Rams... Helped lead New Canaan to a fourth-place regular season finish in the FCIAC with 21 total points... Finished her senior campaign with a 13-5-1-1 record.
Personal: Maureen Patricia Schott.... Daughter of Robert and Carol Schott... Has one brother, William (30), and one sister Katherine (26)... Studies Education... Brown August 27, 1995 in Norwalk, Conn... Was a four year letter-winner for the track and field team, serving as team captain in her senior year... Both of her parents competed on track and field teams in college.
Karlie Heistand - Midfield - Hamburg, Pa. - Hamburg Area High School
High School: Competed at Hamburg Area High School... Earned four varsity letters in her career and was tabbed as Team MVP in each of her four years with the Hawks... Scored a combined 47 goals and registered 29 assists in her final two seasons en route to two All-state selections and a Regional All-America honor in her senior campaign... Served as Team Captain in both her junior and senior years, helping to lead Hamburg to a 30-16 record... Finished her high school career with 73 total goals and 58 assists ... Member of the U.S. Women's U19 National Team
Personal: Karlie Marie Hesitand... Daughter of Cliff and Diane... Has one sister, Rayell (23), who played for the Huskies from 2008-11 and earned a spot on the United States Field Hockey National Team ... Biochemistry major... was a member of the swimming, track and field and cross country teams during high school.
Casey Umstead - Forward/Midfield - Green Lane, Pa. - Upper Perkiomen High School
High School: Played four years at Upper Perkiomen High School under Jamie Warren... Named Team Captain for the 2013 campaign and scored a team-best 51 goals and registered 17 assists... Named to the PHSFHCA All-State First Team and PAC-10 Conference First Team.... Honored as the Player of the Season by the Pottstown Mercury in 2013... Burst onto the scene in her freshman season, tallying 13 goals and 14 assists... Scored 64 goals and logged 28 assists between 2010 and 2011... Member of the 2012-13 USA Field Hockey Jr. Women's U-19 National Indoor Team under coach Rennie Milne... Also played for the 2014 U-19 National Team under Dhellie Onstead and Jarrid Martin.
Personal: Casey Diana Umstead... Daughter of Todd and Becky... Has two brothers, Bret (27), and Dylan (22).... Played softball for four years in high school, serving as a two-year captain... Born February 16, 1996.
Charlotte Veitner - Forward - Dusseldorf, Germany - Comenius Gymnasium
High School: Played for Comenius Gynasium in Dusseldorf... Graduated in 2014... Member of the German U-19 Team.
Personal: Charlotte Friederike Veitner... Daugter of Jorg Veitner and Claudia Schmidt-Veitner... Has one brother, Simon (21)... Born January 26, 1996... Engineering Major.