The University of Louisville’s Katie Walsh was recently named to USA Field Hockey’s Women’s National Development Squad.
Walsh, a junior midfielder from Louisville, Ky. (Ballard HS) started every game for the Cardinals this season. She scored a goal in the 3-2 win at No. 5 North Carolina and dished out her first career assist in the 5-1 win over Kent State to total three points.
The selection to the 21-member squad follows a three-day training session which was held Jan. 16-18 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. With the potential promising, the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad accounts for the transitional phase between the U-21 USWNT and the senior USWNT.
The Cards finished the 2017 season with a 14-8 overall record after earning their fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance and posting a runner-up finish in the ACC championship. UofL also posted a 4-2 record in ACC play – the most wins since joining the conference in 2014 – and finished tied for second in the regular season standings. Louisville was ranked No. 8 in the final National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association poll after being ranked in the top 10 for six weeks in 2017.
About USA Field Hockey
USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for our 27,000 members to participate, develop and excel as players, coaches, umpires and administrators. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams strive for competitive excellence in Olympic, Pan American Games, World Cup and other international competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usafieldhockey.com.
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