Alexa Hoover, a senior in Penn’s College of Arts and Sciences, has earned a spot on the 2018 U.S. Women’s National Development Squad following a three-day tryout at the USWNT headquarters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ms. Hoover is the most decorated player in the history of Penn Field Hockey: she was the 2014 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and an ECAC All-Star, a two-time All-American and four-time All-Region selection, and earned selection to the 2017 NFHCA Senior All-Star Game.
Out of the 34 athletes who attended the camp tryout, Ms. Hoover was one of 21 to earn a spot on the National Development Squad to remain in the player pool for potential call-up to the Senior Women’s National Team.
“I am thrilled to see Alexa earn this opportunity,” said Colleen Fink, Penn’s head coach. “Being selected to the National Development Squad leaves the door open for Alexa to eventually become a member of the Full National Team, which would be the ultimate honor, and so I couldn’t be happier for her.”