Maggie Kondrath ’23 was recently selected for the 2020 U.S. Field Hockey U-16 Women’s National Team, one of only 34 athletes nationwide chosen for this prestigious team. This achievement is the highest field hockey honor that an athlete of this age can attain.
Participants were selected based on their performances at last year’s Junior National Camp and the 2019 National Futures Championship. Maggie and the other members of U-16 will travel to Chula Vista, California in February for training, compete with fellow women’s Junior National Teams in North Carolina in March, train with the Rise United States Women’s National Team in Maryland in April, and will head across the Atlantic to Lilleshall, England in late April and early May.
“We are thrilled for Maggie and so proud of what she has accomplished as a student-athlete,” remarked Agnes Irwin Athletic Director Courtney Lubbe. “To be chosen to represent your country in your sport is the highest honor an athlete can achieve — and we are so excited about all of the playing opportunities Maggie will have with the national team. We’re equally excited for Lauren DeRose ’23, who will trial with the team this month, and we can’t wait to see how these playing experiences will help Maggie and Lauren grow as athletes and people!”
Lauren, who was unable to participate in last year’s qualifying events due to injury, will compete later this month for the opportunity to join the U-16 National Team.
USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States, and is a member organization of the United States Olympic Committee.