Summer camp and tournament season is in full-swing, and a few current and incoming Syracuse players have been selected to represent the United States in their respective categories in field hockey.
Alyssa Manley Awarded Spot on U.S. Team for Pan-Am Games
The rising senior will play for the national team in the Pan-Am games this July 13-25th in Toronto, Ontario. The tournament gives each of the eight teams involved a chance to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games. Placed in Pool B, the team will match up against the likes of Chile, Uruguay and Cuba.
Manley started all 24 games for the Orange last year and earned 15 points with three goals and nine assists on the season.
With her help, the U.S. looks to repeat as the gold medal winners.
Bleakney, Lamison, and Hurff Sent to USA Field Hockey's U21 Junior National Camp
These three ladies were among the 44 (Go Orange!) chosen to attend the camp held from June 30-July 2 in Lancaster, PA. It is an annual event comprised of top performers and athletes from the National Futures and Future Elites Championship.
Laura Hurff is a rising sophomore for Syracuse and played in all 24 games last season as a rookie. She placed 7th in overall scoring and was named ACC Player of the Week and ECAC Rookie of the Week for her play against Cornell and Louisville
Emma Lamison is a rising junior and transfer from Northeastern in Massachusetts. Last season for the Huskies, she earned NFHCA All-Northeastern Region First Team and HFHCA All-America Second Team honors. Lamison was also selected to the CAA All-Academic team and a part of the All-CAA First Team honorees her freshman and sophomore years. She led the team last year with 26 points on nine goals and a co-leading eight assists on the season.
Incoming freshman Jennifer Bleakney has earned her ranks on the U17 and U19 national circuits, both for indoor and outdoor hockey. Bleakney has competed for the U17 outdoor team since 2013 while playing for the U17 and U19 indoor teams in 2013 and 2014. She wrapped up the 2014 season by competing for the U19 outdoor squad in the Four Nations tournament as well as the Pan-Am games.
Syracuse field hockey begins its 2015 campaign on August 28 at 6 p.m. against Stanford in Stanford. The team is coming off one of its most successful seasons ever, losing to UConn in the National Championship game 1-0.