July 30, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – University of Connecticut junior midfielder Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) and the Irish U-21 National Team wrapped up play at the six-day EuroHockey Junior Championship.
Ireland, which ended the championship with a plus-seven goal differential, finished second in the rankings and earned a promotion to the EuroHockey Junior Championship in 2016.
Upton played a critical role in Ireland’s 3-3 draw vs. Scotland on July 16, scoring her first goal of the event in the 35th minute, which leveled the match at two.
The 2013 Second Team All-American led UConn with 16 assists last year and will anchor a squad that finished 11th in the nation with 3.16 goals per game. Upton is one of two returning players, joining forward Chloe Hunnable (Halstead, England), to have posted double-digit goals during last season’s national championship run (12).
Her 0.64 assists per game mark ranked seventh in the country and her two assists in the 2013 NCAA Tournament earned her a place on the All-Tournament team.