COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Four Maryland field hockey team members were selected to compete with the US Under-21 Women's National Team in its tour of Argentina next month.
Brooke DeBerdine, Linnea Gonzales, Kelee Lepage and Madison Maguire were named to the 17-athlete squad that will head to Tucuman, Argentina from June 10-18 to play a three-game test series against the country’s U-21 team.
A total four training blocks took place between January and early April before last weekend’s inaugural Technical Camp.
"It is a great opportunity to be selected for the tour to Argentina," Gonzales said. "The tour is taking place in the same location as the World Cup, so not only do we get the chance to enhance our international game play, but we also have the opportunity to watch the senior team and learn from their experience. I am looking forward to this tour, especially because I get the chance to compete with my three other Terps."
For most named to the tour roster, this will be the first time they get the opportunity to represent Team USA abroad in an international competition. DeBerdine and Gonzales are two of four team veterans, who all traveled to the women’s Hockey Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile in November 2016.
The U-21 USWNT’s tour to Argentina will be in conjunction with that of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Their game days will coincide, with the two sides playing back-to-back.
U-21 USWNT vs. Argentina Series Schedule:
Thursday, June 14 5:00 p.m. ET
Saturday, June 16 5:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 17 5:00 p.m. ET
For more information regarding the U-21 USWNT vs. Argentina Series, including results and coverage throughout the event, visit the official event page.