The US national and olympic team will be quite busy this summer and Coach Jennifer Stone along with Jeremy Cook, Head Coach for the Bucknell field hockey team and Joppe de Fries, Assistant Coach for the University Maryland will be keeping those members who remain at home sharp and ready to play. The eighteen member US team is traveling to England next week to play in the Champion’s Trophy tournament. However, those who were not chosen will remain behind at the national training center at Spooky Nook,Pa ready to be a substitute in case one of the eighteen will not be able to travel to the Olympics later this summer.
Coach Stone has already been busy at the national championship games at the “Nook.” It has become an event not only for coaches to serve but also observe the up and coming young talent in one place. Recruiting is a year round process for coaches and being able to see great talent is an advantage. Although her class of eight for fall entry is complete, she already has four commitments for 2017 entry!
She also has two camps in July which will be attended by her new first year players and many prospects for the future. Many of the current Lafayette players will work the camp. The team will also be busy keeping in shape with captain’s practices as well.
The full team will report for preseason on Aug 11.