Virginia is for Field Hockey

Sam Chambers
Sam Night ('13), Carson Peacock ('14) and Paige Albert ('14), were all selected to play in the U16 division at the National Futures Championship.  The event will take place at USA Field Hockey's National Field Training Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia June 25-30, 2011.
The state of Virginia has been home for Maverick Field Hockey in recent years.  Kate Donnelly ('07) is finishing up at W&L University in Lexington, Virginia as captain of the Generals' field hockey and lacrosse teams.  She was preceded by Sallie Armstrong ('06), a 2 sport captain in field hockey and track.  Meredith Hoffman ('11) will take over the collegiate field hockey reins in Lexington next fall.

Last summer Sarah Urdahl ('12) and Albert attended the Futures Championship in Virginia Beach.  This past spring Night, Peacock and Albert were part of the 13% who survived the cut from an original pool of over 5000 applicants.   Albert is on her second tour of duty at the Nationals, while Night and Peacock are looking forward to untested waters.  

"I am so happy to go to Nationals because I will get to play with a new, higher level of players on the field," said Peacock.
"I'm excited to get to go back because all the girls are really nice and the teams  have  a great camaraderie," said Albert.  "I also love the water turf we play on in Virginia Beach and I am thrilled to be able to play up at the U16 level."

"We have a really good group of St John's girls going together, and it will be fun for all of us to play at that level as we're getting ready for the regular season," said Night.
The tryouts took place at the Region 10 tournament in Denver, Colorado held on May 7.  The girls went up against competitors from: Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Minnesota and Nebraska.