Sanders Selected As 2013 Harrow Cup Captain
March 25, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University volunteer assistant field hockey coach Liz Sanders has been selected as one of eight captains for the inaugural Harrow Cup, a post-collegiate field hockey championship to be played June 8-9 in Philadelphia, Pa. She will serve as captain for the Vipers.
As a captain, Sanders will be responsible for drafting her team of 18 players, appointing a team coordinator and selecting a head coach as necessary. The draft took place last week and included a pool of more than 300 former NCAA field hockey student-athletes from which to choose.
Former Indiana standout Morgan (Miller) Rudanovic was one of those 18 players to be drafted by Sanders.
“It was an honor to be chosen as a captain for the first ever Harrow Cup,” said Sanders.
“I never had the pleasure of coaching Morgan, but was her teammate on the Midwest High Performance team for a few years. I immediately added her to my draft board, and was so excited that she was still available for me to add to our roster. The Vipers will be full of Hoosier Pride!”
(Miller) Rudanovic (2003-06) was an integral member of one of the most successful teams in program history, where the Hoosiers posted a program-best 17 wins and earned Indiana’s first ever postseason bid to the NCAA Tournament and an eventual Elite Eight appearance. During her career, (Miller) Rudanovic anchored one of the toughest defenses in the nation and was a two-time NFHCA All-Region and first team All-Big Ten selection. Her name still stands near the top of several categories in the IU program record books, including games played (78, 2nd), goals (18, 8th), points (44, T-9th) and shots (143, 6th).
Sanders will bring an array of skills and experience as well. She was a member of the Midwest High Performance Team, which captured a silver medal at the USA Field Hockey National Championship in the summer of 2007.
During her collegiate career, Sanders was a four-year letterwinner at James Madison University where she was a two-time all-region and All-Colonial Athletic Association honoree and a two-time CAA All-Tournament Team selection. In 2000, she was named a STX Third Team-American and was an NFHCA Senior All-Star. During her four-year career, Sanders helped JMU to a pair of NCAA appearances. She ranks No. 5 in school history with 51 goals and 121 points. Sanders is tied for JMU's single-game record for goals scored with five, achieved during her senior campaign.
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