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The United States Field Hockey National Program announced its 18-woman roster for the Hockey World League Semifinals Tuesday, with former UMass standout goalkeeper Alesha Widdall and current volunteer assistant coach Melissa Gonzalez among those chosen.

Hockey World League Semifinals run from June 10-21 in Valenvia, Spain. With two pools of five teams, Team USA will match up with Germany, Ireland, Uruguay and South Africa. The USWNT is set to play Uruguay in their first pool game on Thursday, June 11 at 7: 00 a.m. EST.

Parnham Solidifies U.S. Roster for Hockey World League Semifinals | Team USA Website

University of Massachusetts field hockey alumna Hannah Prince (2011-14) and current volunteer assistant coach Melissa Gonzalez took to the field at Team USA's training facility in Lancaster, Pa., for the first game in a friendly series with the Irish National Team Monday evening. The U.S. outpaced Ireland and earned a 3-0 victory. Game two is set for Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. and the third contest in the series follows on Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Information on watching games two and three is available here.

USWNT Secures Victory Against Ireland in First Test Match | Team USA Official Website
Live Stream and Tape Delayed Set for Ireland Series | Team USA Official Website

University of Massachusetts field hockey alumnae Hannah Prince (2010-13) and Alesha Widdall (2008-11) helped Team USA finished a six-game test series in New Zealand with three wins, two losses and one draw against the host squad. The duo, along with volunteer assistant coach Melissa Gonzalez clinched the series with a 3-1 victory in the final game.

More is available on the series and Team USA here.

USA Field Hockey: Hannah Prince Earns First International Cap

University of Massachusetts field hockey alum Hannah Prince (2010-13) earned her first international cap for Team USA during the second friendly contest for the U.S. side on its current New Zealand tour. Check out a recap of the game below:

New Zealand Edges USA in second test match in Stratford |

Saba Aziz of the Boston Herald sports staff wrote up a piece on UMass field hockey alumna Hannah Prince earning a spot on the United States National Team following the conclusion of the 2014 Women's National Championship. Check out what Prince and UMass head coach Carla Tagliente had to say below:

"As so often is the case in sports, when you dream big, good things happen. Former UMass-Amherst field hockey captain Hannah Prince is a prime example.

Prince, 22, realized her life-long dream of making the U.S National senior team last week, following the 2014 Women's National Championship contested at the Spooky Nook Sports complex in Lancaster, Pa. Prince joins 11 Olympians and seven newcomers on the 30-athlete roster, announced by U.S. Head Coach Craig Parnham..."

The conclusion of the story is available through the Boston Herald website here. More on UMass field hockey is available on

University of Massachusetts graduate and former Minutewomen standout Hannah Prince (2010-13) was selected as one of 30 athletes for the United States Field Hockey National Team on Wednesday. Mike Lowe with the Portland Press Herald caught up with Prince to talk about her reaction to the selection and what she expects from the experience.

"Hannah Prince, a 2010 graduate of Gorham High School, has been selected to the U.S. women's national field hockey team.

Prince, who graduated from the University of Massachusetts this spring, will report to the national training center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to begin workouts. The national team represents the U.S. in the Olympics, but Prince said the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro are far from her mind right now..."

Read the conclusion of Lowe's story through the Portland Press Herald website here. More on UMass field hockey is available on