Central York grad Lauren Moyer headed to New Zealand, Australia with national team
- Lauren Moyer is a member of the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team.
- In November, she will travel to events in Australia and New Zealand.
- Moyer has made nine appearances for the national team.
Lauren Moyer's international field hockey odyssey will make its next stops in New Zealand and Australia.
The Central York High School graduate has been selected for the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team which will compete in the FIH Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final, from Nov. 17-26, in New Zealand.
Janneke Schopman, the national field hockey coach, announced the 18-athlete roster for the New Zealand event on Monday, Oct. 16. It is the first time the Americans have qualified for the tournament, which is being held for the third time.
Moyer, a former standout at the University of North Carolina, joined the national team in May, getting her first national team appearance on May 24 against Ireland. She was part of the gold-medal-winning American team at the 2017 World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In all, Moyer has made nine appearances for the national team this year as a midfielder.
Moyer has also competed in events in Trinidad & Tobago and Santiago, Chile, for the junior national team.
The national field hockey team trains at nearby Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster County.
The Final will take place at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium and feature eight teams that are currently ranked in the top nine of the FIH Hero World Rankings. Team USA is ranked No. 4. The Americans are in Pool A with No. 1 Netherlands, along with host No. 6 New Zealand and No. 9 South Korea. Pool B consists of Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medalist No. 2 England, recent Pan American Cup champion and defending Final champion No. 3 Argentina, No. 7 Germany and No. 8 China.
Just before the Final, the national team will travel to Australia to participate in the International Festival of Hockey (IFOH) from Nov. 7-10. The world-class tournament will see Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands and the USA battle it out across a week-long competition.