Mikayla Michals Named To U.S. Women's National Development Team

July 9, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College rising junior field hockey student-athlete Mikayla Michals (Needham, Mass.) has been named to the U.S. Women ‘s National Development Squad. U.S. Field Hockey announced its selections to the team on July 5, following the conclusion of the 2018 Young Women’s National Championship and Junior National Camp.

From the aforementioned events, 13 players earned a spot on the U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team in addition to 24 athletes who earned a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Development Team. To account for the transitional phase from the U-21 U.S. Women’s National Team to the senior U.S. Women’s National Team, the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad was introduced in November 2016 to nurture the talent of college students who no longer are permitted to be on the junior team due to age restrictions (U-21).

Michals, a rising junior at Providence College, started all 19 games for the Friars in 2017. She finished second on the team in scoring, with 12 points on five goals and two assists. Her five goals on the year were tied for the team lead. During BIG EAST Conference regular-season play, Michals tallied a team-best seven points on three goals and one assist. She recorded a single-game career high of three points (1g, 1a) in a 5-2 victory over UC Davis on Sept. 17. Michals also logged the first assist of her collegiate career in a 4-2 victory over BIG EAST foe Temple (Sept. 15). The forward earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition on Oct. 9. Prior to turning 21, Michals previously competed for the U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team.

Joining Michals on the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad are: Kendall Ballard (Ohio), Maggie Bettez (Michigan), Kelsey Bing (Stanford), Taylor Blood (Boston University), Virginia Bramley (Penn State), Kelsey Briddell (Albany), Katrina Carter (Cal Berkeley), Cori Conley (Penn State), Linnea Gonzales (Maryland), Alexandra Hammel (Boston University), Karlie Heistand (UConn), Alexa Hoover (Penn), Carrera Lucas (Virginia), Kelly Marks (Albany), Emily McCoy (Boston College), Erin Menges (William & Mary), Sabrina Rhodes (Maryland), Jenny Rizzo (Penn State), Kealsie Robles (Old Dominion), Erin Shanahan (Virginia), Taylor Stone (Louisville), Sophia Tornetta (Princeton) and Katie Walsh (Louisville, Louisville, Ky.).



For more information regarding U.S. Field Hockey and the Women’s National Team Olympic Development pipeline, please visit usafieldhockey.com.


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