Blue Devils trio set to compete for US national teams
DURHAM- A trio of Duke field hockey athletes are set to represent the United States in two different events this month. Senior striker Hannah Miller was selected to the United States U-21 Women’s National Team for the Uniphar 5 Nations Tournament from June 19-26, while the former Blue Devils Lea Crouse and Jillian Wolgemuth will carry the Women’s National Team in the third season of the FIH Hockey Pro League.
Miller represents the Blue Devils on the roster of 20 athletes selected by U-21 head coach Tracey Paul. This is the U-21 team’s first competition after the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup of Hockey earlier this spring. The United States will face India, Ireland, the Netherlands and Ukraine in a round robin tournament at the Hockey Center.
“I’m super excited about the selected squad and can’t wait to see the hockey they can produce in a short amount of time,” USWNT U-21 Head Coach Tracey Paul said. “Lauren Wadas will be the team captain who will bring back the two goalkeepers and five outfield players from the Junior World Cup squad.”
The #15 U.S. Women’s National Team will complete the FIH Hockey Pro League’s third season with eight games in Europe when they take on #7 Spain, #13 China, #6 India and Belgium #8. The matches will be played in Antwerp, Belgium and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Crouse returns from the previous match against England earlier in the spring and Wolgemuth has been a regular with the team in previous FIH Hockey Pro League matches. The team will play a total of eight games, facing Spain, China, India and Belgium twice in two weeks.
A three-year starter for the Blue Devils offense, Miller has been a dynamic part of Duke’s offense throughout his career. In 54 career games, the Malvern, Pennsylvania native has 18 goals and eight assists for 44 points. She currently ranks 48th in Duke history in points and is six points away from becoming the 42nd Blue Devil in program history to score 50 career points.
Miller has been a mainstay in the United States Women’s National Team system as a member of the U-19 and U-17 teams during her career. She joined the U-19 team for a tour of Germany in the spring before her rookie season at Duke and captained the U-17 team during a tour of Uruguay.
Crouse, a standout midfielder in her time with the Blue Devils, finished her career with 18 goals and 16 assists for 52 points. She was a 2019 All-ACC second-team pick and earned NFHCA All-Region second-team honors last season. Crouse ranks 39th in program history in career points and one of 41 Blue Devils to reach the 50-point mark. She also excels in the classroom, winning numerous academic awards during her career.
Wolgemuth appeared in 78 games with 72 starts on the Blue Devils backline from 2016 to 2019. She scored three goals and added five assists for her career, earning NFHCA All-America Third Team honors as a senior. Twice selected to the All-South Region, Wolgemuth was named to the All-ACC team in 2018 and 2019 and served as team captain in 2019.
The U.S. Under-19 team opens action June 19 at 7 a.m. ET against a strong team from the Netherlands. The reds, whites and blues face Ukraine the following day before being granted a two-day break. The United States concludes its action against India and Ireland on June 23 and 25, respectively.
All matches are open to the public and more ticketing information will be available soon. The Uniphar 5 Nations Tournament will run alongside a senior international women’s series between Ireland and Japan.
For more information on the Uniphar 5 Nations Tournament, visit the event page.
The US National Team opens the third season of the FIH Hockey Pro League on June 11 against Spain
USWNT UNIPHAR 5 NATIONS U-21 TOURNAMENT ROSTER
Olivia Bent-Cole (Philadelphia, PA), Katelyn Benton (Lansdale, PA), Megan Connors (San Diego, CA), Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, CA), Emma DeBerdine (Millersville, PA), Katie Dixon (Cary, Carolina North), Pyper Friedman (Phoenix, Maryland), Lee Ann Gordon (Louisville, Ky.), Ryleigh Heck (Berlin, NJ), Meghen Hengerer (Bedminster, NJ), Madison Kahn (Ocean City, NJ), Daniela Mendez- Trendler (Reistertown, Maryland), Hannah Miller (Malvern, Pennsylvania), Caroline Ramsey (Morristown, NJ), Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas), Abigail Tamer (Whitmore Lake, Michigan), Kiersten Thomassey (New Albany, Ohio), Reagan Underwood (Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania), Lauren Wadas (Annville, Pennsylvania) , Rayne Wright (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
USWNT EUROPEAN FIH HOCKEY PRO LEAGUE TRAVEL ROSTER
Kelsey Bing (Houston, Texas), Sanne Caarls (Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands), Lea Crouse (Virginia Beach, Virginia)Charlotte de Vries (Malvern, PA), Brooke DeBerdine (Millersville, PA), Fusine Govaert (Bedford, NY), Danielle Grega (Kingston, PA), Ally Hammel (Duxbury, Mass.), Ashley Hoffman (Mohnton, PA), Karlie Kisha (Hamburg, PA), Pip Konerth (Huntingtown, Md.), Kelee Lepage (Honey Brook, PA), Amanda Magadan (Randolph, NJ), Alia Marshall (Rehoboth Beach, Del.), Erin Matson (Chadds Ford, PA ), Lauren Moyer (York, PA), Jenny Rizzo (Hershey, PA), Kealsie Robles (Seaford, VA), Megan Rodgers (San Diego, CA), Ashley Sessa (Schwenksville, PA), Cassie Sumfest (Lewisburg, PA) , Julianna Tornetta (Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania), Paityn Wirth (Thompsontown, Pennsylvania), Jillian Wolgemuth (Mount Joy, Pennsylvania)Beth Yeager (Greenwich, Connecticut), Maddie Zimmer (Hershey, Pennsylvania)
|USWNT FIH Professional Hockey League Schedule|
|Saturday June 11||Spain v USA||5:00 a.m. ET|
|Sunday June 12||Spain v USA||5:00 a.m. ET|
|Saturday June 18||China vs USA||5:30 a.m. ET|
|Sunday June 19||China vs USA||5:30 a.m. ET|
|Tuesday, June 21||USA vs India||10:30 a.m. ET|
|Wednesday June 22||USA vs India||10:30 a.m. ET|
|Saturday June 25||United States vs. Belgium||5:30 a.m. ET|
|Sunday June 26||United States vs. Belgium||5:00 a.m. ET|