Eagles Compete in Elite National Championships
July 3, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Six members of the Boston College field hockey team, along with head coach Ainslee Lamb, continued to compete at the national elite level over the summer.
Incoming freshmen Emily McCoy, Audra Hampsch and Eryn McCoy were all selected to participate in the USA Field Hockey Futures Elite Championship, which took place at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., from June 20 to 25. Sophomore AshLeigh Sebia and junior Abby Bascetta also took part in the U-21 Women's National Championship, also held at Old Dominion.
Eryn scored a goal in the first round for Team West, which defeated Hampsch's Team South, 6-4. Sebia also notched a goal in the first round for her team in a 3-3 tie. On the third day of action, Emily tallied two goals in a 3-1 win over her sister's team. In the finals, Lamb coached Team North to victory over Hampsch's team, winning during penalty strokes after the game ended in a 2-2 tie. The McCoy twins faced each other in the consolation game and Emily's Team Metro game earned the win, also after advancing to penalty strokes.
At the same time, incoming freshman Alexa Brazauskas participated in the National Futures Championship in Virginia Beach. Her Munich team went 4-2 in the tournament and finished in ninth place.
Emily McCoy earned a spot at the Junior National Camp on the U-19 team. The camp ran after the tournament, from June 26-28, and featured the top 110 athletes selected from National Futures, Futures Elite and Under-21 Championships. Lamb is the U-17 National team coach.