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2019 marks a new era for field hockey fans – the launch of the FIH Pro League. Set to debut in early 2019, this home-and-away entertainment event will provide for the first-time ever, a regular calendar of must-see events played in packed stadiums across the world.

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Janneke Schopman and coaching staff have named the 25-athlete roster that will participate in this inaugural league involving the world’s leading hockey nations.

To perform in goal, Schopman has named three goalkeepers to the FIH Pro League roster. Jess Jecko (Sauquoit, N.Y) has been a member of the squad since 2016 and she is joined by newcomers Kelsey Bing (Houston, Texas) and Kealsie Robles (Yorktown, Va.), both who were named to the team earlier this week.

She is  accompanied by a defense led by Rio 2016 Olympians Caitlin Van Sickle (Wilmington, Del.), Ali Froede (Burke, Va.) and Julia Young (Yorktown, Va.).

Adding strength in the midfield is Olympian Alyssa Manley (Lititz, Pa.), who is just shy of 100 international caps, and newcomerLinnea Gonzales (Bel Air, Md.), supported by fellow Olympians Jill Funk (Lancaster, Pa.) and captain Kathleen Sharkey(Moosic, Pa.) as strikers.

The USA squad for FIH Pro League

  1. Mackenzie Allesie
  2. Marry Beth Barham
  3. Kelsey Bing
  4. Anna Dessoye
  5. Ali Froede
  6. Jill Funk
  7. Linea Gonzales
  8. Danielle Grega
  9. Ashley Hoffman
  10. Laura Hurff
  11. Jess Jecko
  12. Amanda Magadan
  13. Alyssa Manley
  14. Kelly Marks
  15. Erin Matson
  16. Lauren Moyer
  17. Margaux Paolino
  18. Alyssa Parker
  19. Kealsie Robles
  20. Kathleen Sharkey
  21. Casey Umstead
  22. Caitlin Van Sickle
  23. Taylor West
  24. Nicole Woods
  25. Julia Young