Field Hockey Club Selects Festival Roster

September 2013

During the week of Thanksgiving, passing the ball around the pitch has become as much of an anticipated tradition as passing the turkey around the table. Athletes and their family, coaches and umpires have marked their November calendars to travel to Palm Beach Co., Florida for USA Field Hockey’s National Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry. Festival has become a tradition in the hockey community, growing into what is today the largest amateur field hockey event in the world. In total, 196 Under-16 and Under-19 teams in 28 pools will compete at the 2013 National Hockey Festival held on the pristine polo fields of the International Polo Club.  
 
Field Hockey Festival is the largest hockey tournament in the world - 3600 players! This year, Festival is being held November 28-30 at the International Polo Club in Palm Beach County, Florida. We are very proud of the success our teams have had at this event and Seacoast United will once again be sending a U19 team.   
 
2013 Festival Team Roster: 
 
Britini Balance Olivia Marciano
Jackie Curtin Shelbie McCormack
Abbey Doherty Amanda Schell
Colleen Durkin Rachel Thompson
Fiona Fitzgerald Olivia Thurber
Maddy Holt Miriam Wiggins
Pippa Offerhaus Emma Wiklund
Janelle Magoon  
 
“I am so excited to be taking this group of athletes to Festival! I believe that this elite team will best represent Seacoast United and will continue the tradition of success that the club has had in the past," commented Samantha Carr, Director of Field Hockey Operations.