STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut field hockey midfielder Roisin Upton (Limerick, Ireland) has been chosen to join the 26 member squad to represent Ireland in an upcoming warm-weather training trip to Valencia, Spain.
“Roisin will not only be representing Ireland internationally, but she will continue to bring honor and recognition to the University of Connecticut and our field hockey program by competing at the highest level of competition,” UConn head coach Nancy Stevens said. “Every athlete dreams of winning NCAA National Championships and then representing her country in international competition. Roisin has been able to achieve both these remarkable accomplishments.”
This will be Upton’s first time as a member of the Irish National Team. The Limerick, Ireland native will have the chance to make her first cap at the international senior level during a five-match series against Spain on Jan. 15-19, 2016.
Upton has put together a stellar career at UConn as a three-time All-American, two-time national champion and three-time NFHCA All-Mideast Region First Team selection. The senior star earned her second consecutive Mideast Region Player of the Year and Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors earlier this year. The tri-captain led the Huskies to three Big East Regular Season titles and has won the Big East Tournament crown in each of her four years. After helping UConn to its third consecutive and fourth trip in the last five years to the NCAA National Semifinals, Upton was named to the NCAA All-Tournament squad for a third time.