WC Eagles Win Holland U16 Elite Cup

WC Eagles Win Holland U16 Elite Cup

W C Eagles played consistently well against quality opposition to win the 10 team Holland U16 Elite Cup other the first weekend in June.

We opened with Dutch club HV Victoria who had difficulties coping with our strong press and speed of ball movement. After scoring two early goals W C Eagles took control of the game and ran out with an 8 – 0 victory.

Our second game was against the renowned host club HC Den Bosch. Again, W C Eagles took an early lead and were three up at the half. Den Bosch changed their tactics in the second half, moving two strikers high up the field and the game swung from end to end with both teams creating scoring chances. It was Den Bosch who got on the scoreboard, scoring twice in the last eight minutes, but W C Eagles hung on with some fine defensive play for the 3-2 win.

The next morning, we played exceptionally well to beat the Canada National Under 17 team 7 – 0, controlling the game from the start to finish.

In the afternoon we watched two outstanding Pro League Games between the Netherlands and Belgium Women’s and Men’s Teams – Netherlands being the Women’s Olympic and World Cup Champions and Belgium the Men’s World Cup Champions.

On the last morning beat Dutch Club MHS Oss 4 – 0 to win our Pool and face the Czech Republic Junior National Team in the Semi-Final. The Semi-Final was an exciting match against the technically strong Czechs and the score stood at 1 – 0 to W C Eagles at the half. Following some corrections to our press and our distribution out of the back we took control of the game in the second half, scoring three goals without reply to beat the Czech Republic Junior National Team 4 – 0.

The Final brought us together again with HC Den Bosch. Head Coach Jun Kentwell emphasized team shape and the importance maintaining our ball speed and movement off the ball. The first half brought a tight midfield battle with W C Eagles breaking the deadlock to go 1 – 0 up just before half time. W C Eagles took control from the start of the second half, attacking at speed and forcing HC Den Bosch into uncharacteristic turn-overs. W C Eagles took an unassailable 3 – 0 lead before Den Bosch pulled one back in the final minute, and W C Eagles earned a well deserved 3 -1 win and champions of the 2019 Holland U16 Elite Cup.To cap off an outstanding team display, Beth Yeager was awarded the Tournament MVP.

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WC Eagles Repeat 3-peat as National Club Champions

WC Eagles Repeat 3-peat as National Club Champions

W C Eagles won all three age groups of the USA FH National Club Championships over the past nine days, repeating their success of the previous year, winning all of their 18 games and amassing 125 goals while conceding only 6.

First up were the Under 14. Getting off to a strong start in their Pool W C Eagles secured victories over North East Elite (Massachusetts) 16 – 0, Seacoast United (New Hampshire) 9 – 0 , and Freedom HC (Maryland) 5 – 0, before dispatching Warhawks (Maryland) 5 – 1 in the Quarter Final, Charlotte Ambush (North Carolina) 7 – 0 in the Semi-Final, and AGH (Connecticut) in the Final 3 – 1. This is the 7th consecutive year that W C Eagles Under 14s have been National Club Champions under the leadership of Head Coach Jun Kentwell.

W C Eagles Under 16s got off to a similarly strong start with wins over Central Penn (Pennsylvania) 15 – 0, IFHCK (Kentucky) 8 – 0, and Spirit of USA (New Jersey) 5 – 1, in their Pool.  Moving into the Quarter Final, they beat Pinnacle (Michigan) 9 – 2, then AGH (Connecticut) 2 – 0 in the Semi-Final, before scoring a 6 – 0 victory over North East Elite (Massachusetts) in the Final, to be crowned Under National Club Champions for the 6th consecutive year.

Not to be outdone, W C Eagles Under 19s repeated as U19 National Cub Champions. In hot and humid conditions, they won their three Pool games against Nook (Pennsylvania) 8 – 0, Richmond Panthers (Virginia) 5 – 0, and Field Hockey Life (Ohio) 3 – 0. In the Quarter Finals they defeated North East Elite (Massachusetts) 5 – 1, followed by a 12 – 0 win over New Heights (New Jersey) in the Semi-Final, and maintained their winning ways with a 2 – 0 score line over X-Calibur (Pennsylvania) in the Final. In the medal presentation, Kelly Smith was awarded the MVP of the U19 Tournament.“I was very proud of our players when they won all three age groups last year”, commented Head Coach Jun Kentwell, “To come back and repeat that success this year was amazing and says a lot about our players commitment to excellence and how they play for each other”.

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WC Eagles U14s Make it 7 in a Row!

WC Eagles U14s Make it 7 in a Row!

Congratulations to our WC Eagles U14 Team! National Club Champions for the 7th consecutive year. Played 42, won 42. An incredible record. For the full tournament summary, go to:
https://admin.tourneymachine.com/Public/Results/Division.aspx?IDTournament=h20190624165535473f02b896233304b&IDDivision=h20190624165919905ac6350c843e346

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Headed to Holland!

Headed to Holland!

Our U16 International Travel Squad is headed to the Netherlands to participate in the Holland Elite Cup. As the lone representative from the USA, our girls will be playing against top teams from Holland, Germany, France and Czech Republic. The tournament runs from June 8 thru June 10.

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65 WC Eagles Selected to Play in National Futures Championship

65 WC Eagles Selected to Play in National Futures Championship

We were very pleased to see the quality of our players recognized in the Region 5 (Pennsylvania) selections to play in the National Futures Tournament.

Out of the 36 players in each age group selected,

17 WC Eagles were selected for the Under 14: Ellen Almeida, Abigail Burnett, Julia Corropolese, Erika Culp, Sofia Ferri, Mia Freeman, Abigail Gerdeman, Rachel Herbine, Autum Kernechel, Olivia Kirkpatrick, Maggie Kondrath, Sydney Mandato, Reilly McMenamin, Opal Sparling, Melea Weber, Gia Whalen, Lilly Wojcik and Sarah Schaffer (alternate).

20 WC Eagles were selected in the Under 16: Sofia Acosta, Ashley Arnold, Kennedy Cliggett, Lauren DeRose, Aiden Drabick, Mia Garber, Annika Herbine, Lauren Kenah, Megan Maransky, Morgan McMenamin, Alaina McVeigh, Madison Orsi, Sophia Parker, Christina Rawa, Hope Rose, Ashley Sessa, Kelly Smith, Macy Szukics, Emma Rose van der Veen, Olivia Warchol and Carly Hynd (alternate).

13 WC Eagles were selected in the Under 19: Emma Donnelly, Cameryn Forgash, Caroline Kelly, Courtney Kenah, Alexandria Lavelle, Mia Leonhardt, Ellie McIntyre, Ashton Odiorne, Isabella Palde, Josephine Palde, Gianna Pantaleo, Sarah Rogalski and Lauren Wadas.

In addition, 8 WC Eagles Under 19 players have been invited to play in the Young Women’s Championship.

In other regions the following players were selected to represent their region in the National Futures Tournament:

NEW YORK: Jaedyn Scarlatos (U14), Beth Yeager (U16)

VIRGINIA: Abi Shim (U16), Kylie Walbert (U16 Alt)

NEW JERSEY: Soren Kipphut (U14), Abigail Brown (U14 alternate), Ryleigh Heck (U16), Tara McNally (U16), Helena Stoever (U16), Jessica Wetzel (U16), Erica Solomen (U19)

MARYLAND & DELAWARE: Jaden Dahan (U14), Natalie Freeman (U14), Reagan Ciabattoni (U16), Rachael Whitehead (U16), Noelle Sabbagh (U16 Alt)

PITTSBURGH: Tegan Poerio (U16)

This follows a fantastic 2018/19 season when 24 WC Eagles were selected to the USA Junior National Teams;

8 WC Eagles in the USA Under 17 Junior National Team

10 WC Eagles in the USA Under 19 Junior National Team

6 WC Eagles in the USA Under 21 Junior National Team

Congratulations to all of these outstanding young players

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College Commitments

College Commitments

With the 2018-19 season coming to a close we would like to congratulate our players who have committed to play field hockey in college.

As always, we will continue to help each of our players through the recruiting process. We are here to answer our players’ questions and give our advice, as their advocate. We will continue to be in constant contact with the college coaches, ensuring that our players continue to be the most highly recruited players in the country.

SIX FRESHMEN

9          Ryleigh Heck             NORTH CAROLINA

9          Morgan McMenamin PENN STATE

9          Alaina McVeigh        DUKE

9          Madison Orsi             NORTH CAROLINA

9          Ashley Sessa              NORTH CAROLINA

9          Macy Szukics             DUKE

TWELVE SOPHOMORES

10        Sofia Acosta               PENN STATE

10        Ashley Arnold           WAKE FOREST

10        Kennedy Cliggett      NORTH CAROLINA

10        Logan Clouser           DUKE

10        Aiden Drabick           MARYLAND

10        Annika Herbine        IOWA

10        Carly Hynd                MARYLAND

10        Megan Maransky      DUKE

10        Josephine Palde         DUKE

10        Christina Rawa         DREXEL

10        Hope Rose                  MARYLAND

10        Beth Yeager               PRINCETON

We are extremely pleased that 84 of our Under 19s have committed to the college of their choice, with 75 to D1 universities, 2 to D2 universities, and 7 to D3 universities.

11th GRADE

11        Rayne Wright            MARYLAND

11        Emily Graeff             VIRGINIA

11        Kara Heck                 BOSTON COLLEGE

11        Mia Leonhardt          NORTH CAROLINA

11        Lauren Wadas           NORTHWESTERN

11        Shealyn Tatara          DUKE

11        Tatum Johnson         RUTGERS

11        Ciana Riccardo         NORTH CAROLINA

11        Shannon McNally     INDIANA

11        Emma Donnelly        JAMES MADISON

11        Emily Hauck             BOSTON COLLEGE

11        Alex Lavelle               RICHMOND

11        Courtney Kenah       U PENN

11        Ella Maillie                ST FRANCIS

11        Tori Natale                ST JOE’S

11        Stephanie Oleykowski DREXEL

11        Kelly Baitinger          LAFAYETTE

11        Viv Trumpbour         GEORGETOWN

11        Abigail Brown           LEHIGH

11        Maddie Molchany     TEMPLE

11        Caroline Bateman     LA SALLE

11        Aaliyah Linfoot         COLGATE         

11        Rory Williamson       DARTMOUTH

11        Paige Wolfe               WEST CHESTER

11        Alex Conway             LAFAYETTE

11        Riley McDonald        DELAWARE

11        Jillian Lampitoc        URSINUS

11        Maggie Lawrence      OHIO UNIVERSITY

11        Bridget McCormick  VCU                    

11        Lauryn Wojcik          NORTHEASTERN

11        Claire Wolfe              CORNELL

11        Kathleen Anderson   CORNELL         

11        Alex Kelleher             SWARTHMORE

12th GRADE

12        Charlotte de Vries     SYRACUSE

12      Madison Kahn         LEHIGH

12        Caroline Kelly           BOSTON UNIVERSITY

12        Nicole Fredricks        OLD DOMINION

12        Adele Iacobucci         VIRGINIA

12        Hannah Miller           DUKE

12        Madison Orobono     NORTH CAROLINA

12        Sammy Popper          PRINCETON

12        Paityn Wirth             PENN STATE

12        Clara McCormick     BUCKNELL

12        Mary Harkins           DUKE

12        Anna Miller               ST JOE’S

12        Erica Solomen           CONNECTICUT

12        Margo Carlin            BOSTON COLLEGE

12        Sloan Isen                  COLGATE

12        Mikenna Allen           JAMES MADISON

12        Lauren Curran         BOSTON COLLEGE

12        Sydney Keld              DELAWARE

12        Olivia Kenny             U PENN

12        Celina Riccardo        MICHIGAN STATE

12        Mackinzie Thompson LIBERTY

12        Caroline Webb          ST JOE’S

12        Chloe South               LA SALLE

12        Emily Crawford        U MASS

12        Madison Guyer         INDIANA UNIVERSITY

12        Ellie Maransky          GEORGETOWN

12        Kennedy Reardon     INDIANA

12        Olivia Sever               VCU

12        Sam Spera                 HOFSTRA

12        Megan Hadfield        HOFSTRA

12        Ellie McIntyre           BOSTON UNIV

12        Isabella Palde            CORNELL         

12        Julianna Smyth         ST JOE’S            

12        Amber Bryan            ST FRANCIS

12        Gianna Pantaleo       BOSTON UNIVERSITY

12        Marrakech Cunliff   HOSTRA

12        Morgan Seward        JOHNS HOPKINS

12        Morgan Pysher          S. NEW HAMPSHIRE

12        McKenna Burkhardt TEMPLE

12        Lauren Devletian      DARTMOUTH

12        Julia Flood                 SACRED HEART

12        Isabella Fragomeni   OLD DOMINION

12        Gabby Herschell       QUINIPIAC

12        Madison Miles           TEMPLE

12        Claudia Jacszczak     WEST CHESTER

12        Sadie Abboud            JOHNS HOPKINS

12        Reese Canaday          LIBERTY           

12        April Kim                  YALE

12        Simi Kolodka             SWARTHMORE

12        Madison Rehak         BUCKNELL

12        Margaret Howe-Consiglio    WIDENER

12        Madison Tihansky    KUTZTOWN

CONGRATULATIONS to all these players who have excelled both in the classroom and on the hockey field.

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Last Day! WC Eagles Summer Camp Season 2018 Coming to a Close

Last Day! WC Eagles Summer Camp Season 2018 Coming to a Close

Today is the final day of Summer Camp! Thanks to all those who braved the sweltering heat and grueling (but FUN!) training to make this 2018 Summer Camp season a huge success. Good luck to everyone in their upcoming school and club seasons! It’s time to put all your hard work to work!

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WC Eagles Sweep National Club Championships, Earn Undisputed USA #1 National Ranking

WC Eagles Sweep National Club Championships, Earn Undisputed USA #1 National Ranking

At the end of nine days of national competition at the Nook, from the 9th to 17th July, W C Eagles were crowned National Champions The USA National Club Championships in all three age groups, Under 14, Under 16, and Under 19.

On their way to winning the Under 14 National title for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, W C Eagles beat Wizards 23 – 0, Hymax (Maryland) 8 – 0 and Gateway (Missouri) 8 – 0 to win their Pool and qualify for the Knock-out stage. In the Quarter Finals W C Eagles beat Freedom (Maryland) 8 – 0, and Uprise (New Jersey) 10 – 0 in the Semi Final, to move in to the Final where they beat Spirit USA (New Jersey) 8 – 1 to finish with an amazing 66 goals for and one against and win their 36th consecutive game over the past six years. Ashley Sessa was awarded the High Goal Scorer trophy with 27 goals in the six games.

W C Eagles continued their winning ways as they won the U16 National Club Championship for the 5th straight year. They won their three Pool games against Jersey Intensity (New Jersey) 5 – 0, Pinnacle (Ohio) 12 – 0, and AGH (Connecticut) 10 – 0 on their way to the Quarter Finals. In the QF W C Eagles beat Gateway (Missouri) 6 – 1, the New Heights (New Jersey) 3 – 1 in the Semi-Final to move into the Final where they beat perennial foe XCalibur 3 – 0 to capture the U16 National title, and 30th straight victory, with a goal difference of 39- 2. The High Goal Scorer Award was presented to Hope Rose with 13 Goals.

Moving on to the Under 19 age group, the talented W C Eagles Team set about capturing the U19 title with wins against South Jersey Edge (New Jersey) 9 – 0, Rush (California) 8 – 0, and North East Elite (Massachusetts) 3 – 1, in their Pool games. IFHCK (Kentucky) was their scalp, 8 – 0, in the Quarter Final. Beating TYCOYO (Virginia) 4 – 0 in the Semi-Final, W C Eagles rolled into the final where they beat neighbors XCalibur (Pennsylvania) 4 – 0 to win the Under 19 National Club Championship with a 36 – 1 goal difference, and complete the sweep of the National Age Groups. Paityn Wirth was awarded the High Goal Scorer Award with 8 goals.

Over the course of the nine days, W C Eagles played fast attacking hockey, finding the spaces through the opposition defenses with good vision and early passes. They won all of their 18 games, scoring an incredible 141 goals while conceding just 4.
congratulations to all the W C Eagles players, not only those who participated in the NCC, but also the players in the NCC Training Squads who worked extremely hard and pushed those selected to attain a new level of play.

Having swept all three age groups, W C Eagles became the undisputed #1 club in the USA.

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Erin Matson Selected to Play in the World Cup

Erin Matson Selected to Play in the World Cup

18 Year old Erin Matson has been selected to play for the USA in the World Cup in London, England from the 22nd July to 5th August. Erin will once again be the youngest member of the USA Team and will gain her 50th International Cap during this major event.

Erin was a member of W C Eagles teams which won both National Indoor Championships and National Club Championships in the U14, U16, and U19 age groups. Erin also played for the USA National Indoor Team as a 13 year old, scoring the winner sudden death penalty shootout goal to secure the bronze medal for the USA in the 2013 Pan Am Indoor Cup.

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WC Eagles Selected to Play for USA in Argentina

WC Eagles Selected to Play for USA in Argentina

Erin Matson will be playing for the USA Women’s Team in the five test match series with World Number 2 Argentina, in Tucamon, Argentina, and Maddie Bacskai, Cassie Sumfest, Sophia Tornetta, and Corinne Zanolli, have been selected to play for the USA Under 21 Team to play against the Argentina Under 21 Team.

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