W&M Field Hockey Has Two Repeat Selections on Team USA Rosters

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At the conclusion of the USA Field Hockey Selection Camp last week, the William & Mary field hockey team had a pair of athletes earn repeat selection to Team USA rosters for the 2018-19 year.  The selection process began at the Young Women’s National Championships (June 25-29), with athletes then earning a spot at the National Team Camp from June 30-July 4.  The team pools for the U-21 Junior National Team and the National Development Squad were then announced over the holiday weekend.  Across the 37 athletes named to the two teams, only 13 were repeat selections, including just four on the U-21 team.Earning a spot on the National Development Squad for the second year in a row was recent graduate Erin Menges ’18.  Menges wrapped up her Tribe career with first-team All-Region, All-State, and All-CAA honors in 2017, and repeated as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year.  She is just the second player in conference history to win that award twice, and the first since 1999-2000, and is also the first player in W&M school history to earn a spot on all four All-CAA teams in her career (Rookie, Tournament, Second, and First Teams).  Menges had a career-high six defensive saves in 2017, ranking third nationally in Division I.  She was also a finalist for the Colonial Athletic Association’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and played for the NDS during this past spring’s tour of Chile.Also selected for the second year in a row was rising junior Christie van de Kamp (Midlothian, Va.), who earned a spot on the U-21 Junior National Team.  Van de Kamp also played on the Junior National team during a tour of Argentina earlier this summer, During the fall, van de Kamp helped W&M to its best season in over a decade.  She scored her first career goals and assists while starting all 20 games in …

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