Carlino, Prince Chosen For U.S. U-21 National Camp
June 26, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - UMass field hockey senior defender Hannah Prince and sophomore goalkeeper Sam Carlino were chosen for the United States U-21 National Camp on Wednesday, June 26, as announced by U.S. Field Hockey. Prince and Carlino will compete with Team USA in preparation for the Junior World Cup, held in Monchengladbach, Germany from July 27-Aug. 4.
Carlino and Prince were among five Minutewomen; including senior Alexa Sikalis, sophomore Brooke Sabia and incoming freshman Izzie Delario, who participated in the Junior Women's National Championship and were selected from a pool of 72 players overall. The camp will be held from June 26-28, at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
Prince, slated to serve as a captain for the Minutewomen during the upcoming season, own 63 collegiate starts in as many appearances with UMass. The Gorham, Maine, native tallied nine points as a junior in 2012 with a pair of goals to go with five assists. Prince also registered four defensive saves on the year, tied for the 13th-most in NCAA Division-I field hockey.
Carlino backstopped the Minutewomen to an NCAA Tournament berth with 1,610 minutes in the cage as a freshman. Carlino tallied Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference honors with a 1.65 goals-against average and .725 save percentage during her first collegiate season. Also named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team, the Unionville (Pa.) High School graduate totaled 14 victories during the 2012 season, including a trio of shutouts.
The U.S. side, assigned to Pool A during the initial round, opens competition against Korea on July 27 before facing the Netherlands on July 28 and Ghana two days later.
UMass opens the 2013 season at the University of Maine Invitational with a contest against the host-school on Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. The team's first home game of the year will be against UMass-Lowell on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m., as the River Hawks enter their first year as an NCAA Division-I field hockey program.