Alesha Widdall To Compete With Team USA In World League Round Two
Feb. 22, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Former University of Massachusetts field hockey goalkeeper Alesha Widdall will continue to represent Team USA as one of the 18 members of the World League Round Two roster, as announced by national side head coach Craig Parnham on Wednesday. Widdall has a trio of caps with the U.S. team already after playing in the Champions Challenge during October, 2012, and will head to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the squad for competition from March 4-10.
Widdall lettered with the Minutewomen from 2008-11, serving as the starting goalkeeper in each season. The Whitney Points, N.Y., native recorded 78 starts among 81 appearances for UMass, notching 47 victories behind a 1.40 goals-against average and .774 save percentage. Widdall was named an NFHCA All-American in 2008 and 2010 while taking home the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year honor in 2011.
The top pair of finishers from World League Round Two will automatically advance to the third round and become one step closer to qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. More information on the event can be found here.