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    Two Wildcats Earn Spots on USA Junior Squads

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    Rising sophomore Lisa McCarthy was the 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

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    Rising sophomore Lisa McCarthy was the 2012 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
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    July 8, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. - A pair of Northwestern field hockey players have been selected to represent the United States on Junior National squads. Rising sophomore Lisa McCarthy (Dublin, Ireland/Mount Anville) has been named to the U21 squad while incoming freshman Lindsay von der Luft (Wilmington, Del./Tower Hill) will compete on the U19 team.

    Players selected to the teams are eligible for competitive opportunities with Team USA for the remainder of 2013 and early 2014. Every spring, typically over the Easter holiday, the under-17 and under-19 squads tour internationally.

    The duo join senior-to-be Nikki Parsley who was previously named to the USA contingent that will compete at the Junior World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany, July 27-August 4. NU head coach Tracey Fuchs is set to serve as an assistant coach for that squad as well.

    McCarthy led the Big Ten with 18 assists in en route to being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a second-team All-Big Ten and All-West Region selection last season. She was previously a member of the Ireland U18 and U18 Junior National teams.

    A goalkeeper, von der Luft is set to join the Wildcats in the fall after earning first-team all-conference honors as both a prep junior and a senior. She has previous toured internationally as a member of the Junior Indoor National team that competed in Scotland and Germany.

     

     

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