Team Usa Field Hockey Opens Practice To Public, Says Hello To Pennsylvania

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Still, there’s something to officially saying “hello”. That is what Team USA did on Tuesday evening at an event in its new home of Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster County. After a brief press conference, Team USA had a practice that was open to the public on Spooky Nook’s water-based outdoor field hockey turf. At the end of the practice, the national team players ran some of their drills with the 60-some youth players who were at the event. The potential impact of the national team’s presence on the Pennsylvania field hockey scene was one of the themes touched on in the press conference. “Today is one of the biggest reasons we moved to Pennsylvania,” Team USA captain Lauren Crandall said. “What we’re excited about is being in a centralized location where we can share our love for field hockey.” Team USA is coming off of a silver-medal showing in the Pan Am Cup , and also recently learned that it qualified for the World Cup next year . Before that, though, there will be some events at Spooky Nook. Craig Parnham, the head coach, said that they will be hosting a Four Nations Tournament in February. Spooky Nook will also be hosting various levels and rounds of the National Indoor Tournament in January and February. Team USA field hockey warms up at Spooky Nook Team USA warms up before a practice on Oct. 8, during a public event at Spooky Nook Sports. Parnham, who played men’s field hockey in England, said that the land Spooky Nook is on was “a derelict warehouse in December” but now “certainly is the best facility I’ve ever seen for field hockey.” In addition to the outdoor turf field, Spooky Nook has a pair of indoor turf fields and houses the office spaces for Team USA.

Returning sophomore Seth Allen (7.8 ppg) and freshman Peters will likely share duties. Two heady floor generals provide Turgeon a luxury that was lacking in the past. Both players, particularly Peters, have the ability to make others better with their play and charisma. Team strength/weakness: Size will be a strength. Last season Maryland ranked third nationally in rebounds per game, and current Phoenix Suns big man Len had a lot to do with that. That doesn’t mean the Terrapins still can’t excel on the glass. Sophomores Shaquille Cleare, Jake Layman and Charles Mitchell provide a paint presence that’ll rebound against any team in the country. Cleare is poised for a breakout year. One area of concern is decision-making. Miscues last season proved costly in the ACC. A year of experience for the returnees should help. Tweet that speaks volume: Yes, Turgeon cried after beating Duke last season. It’s that important.

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