Saint Joseph’s assistant field hockey coach Hannah Prince will captain the United States Women’s National Indoor Team at the upcoming Pan American Indoor Cup tournament, which kicks off on October 16 in Georgetown, Guyana.
Prince was named the skipper in advance of the 4 Nations Tournament in Durban, South Africa in 2015, where she competed alongside former Hawk assistant coach Anna Zarkoski. Prince and the squad have been working with an eye toward the Pan American Indoor Cup and qualification for the 2018 FIH Indoor World Cup in Berlin, Germany.
“I am so honored to have been selected to the USA Indoor Pan American squad, and it is an extra-special honor to represent the team as its captain,” Prince said. “I have been training with the indoor team for two years now leading up to this event. We have been training often and working hard to be prepared for the tournament.
“We just completed a six-game series with Australia’s Indoor Development Squad, and our squad was undefeated. I believe the team is ready to compete against some of the best in the world, with the hopes of winning the tournament and securing a place at the Indoor World Cup in 2018.”
Prior to joining the U.S. Indoor Team, Prince played for the outdoor National Team, earning seven caps. She also participated in the 2013 Junior World Cup with the U-21 National Team as well as the Young Women’s National Championship. A 2014 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Prince was named to the NFHCA All-Region First Team as well as the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team in 2013 and was a member of three Atlantic 10 Championship-winning squads.
“The Hawk program is incredibly fortunate to have such a strong leader; Hannah continues to be an inspiration as the National Indoor Team captain and to our student-athletes on Hawk Hill,” Saint Joseph’s head coach Lynn Farquhar said. “Every day, Hannah lives ‘the magis.’ She is an exemplar of a committed team member, demonstrates how preparation leads to success, and shares such a strong passion for people and sport. We were thrilled to watch Hannah compete in her test series and will be wishing her and the National Team the best at the Pan American Cup.”
The U.S. team will open round robin play on Monday, October 16, against Trinidad and Tobago. The pair joins Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Guyana, and Uruguay in the seven-nation field. The Pan American Cup champion will secure a berth in the World Cup in February.