Widdall In Training With USA Developmental Team
Feb. 24, 2012
CHULA VISTA, Cali. - Field hockey goalkeeper Alesha Widdall is continuing her rise in the national ranks of USA field hockey players. This spring the Whitney Point, N.Y. native is residing in California while training with the USA Development Field Hockey Team.
Widdall's ultimate goal will lie with being added to the National Team's Roster for the 2012 London Olympics Games. Currently, she sits as one-of-two goalkeepers on the Development Team's roster.
This past fall, the senior netminder completed her four-year tenure in Amherst, finishing with a career 47-32 record while posting a 77.4% career save percentage. She additionally was recognized as a NFHCA All-Region selection in the Northeast while recording 118 saves as a senior, the most in any of her four seasons as a Minutewoman.
Widdall will go down in history as one of the top goalkeepers ever to guard between the pipes for UMass. In all four years of her collegiate career, she was nominated to to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team. Widdall tallied a career 388 saves while a member of the Minutewomen, and started 78-of-81 matches.
Thirteen women will be vying for a spot on the National Team roster, as the current list holds 20 players. The National Team recently defeated World Champion Argentina to bring home the 2011 XVI Pan American Title.