LANCASTER, Pa. - Three former Maryland field hockey players in Katie O'Donnell, Ali McEvoy and Jill Witmer all made the 2014-15 U.S. National Team roster announced this week.
This is the second straight year all three have made the 30-member squad. U.S. head coach Craig Parnham will use this roster for international matches over the next year.
O'Donnell, a 2012 Olympian with the U.S. and Witmer both played in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup earlier this month. They helped Team USA to a semifinals-finish against Australia. O'Donnell has been on the U.S. Senior National Team since 2007 and has accumulated over 150 caps. Witmer made her first appearances with Team USA in the past year.
Days of intense evaluation at the Home of Hockey’s Spooky Nook Sports complex in Lancaster, Pa. during the 2014 Women’s National Championship lead to the solidification of a new squad.
“The Women’s National Championships has provided a great opportunity to watch a number of players across a full week of tournament hockey to compete for selection for the Women’s National Team,” said Parnham. “It has been pleasing to see the effort from the players and the improvements from game to game. We have selected a squad that sees some new faces and the coaching staff looks forward to working with the group as the Women’s National Team moves forward in the next stages of its development. I would like to thank Spooky Nook Sports for hosting the event and all of the coaches, umpires, parents and support staff who have contributed to the smooth running of the Women’s National Championships over the past week.”
For more on the U.S. roster, please log on to usafieldhockey.com.