Heilman and Supica Selected to Compete in U.S. Field Hockey U21 Women's National Championship
June 17, 2013
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana Field Hockey members Audra Heilman and Sydney Supica have been selected to compete at the U.S. Field Hockey Under-21 Women’s National Championship this weekend, June 20-25, at the Powhatan Sports Complex on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. The event features some of the top field hockey players in the country not only competing for the title of national champions, but also trying to earn a spot on the U.S. Women's National Team that will compete in the Women’s Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach, Germany, July 27-August 4.
Assistant Coach Phil Edwards will also represent the Hoosiers this weekend as an assistant coach for the Under-19 Futures Elite program. He is set to guide Team Metro at the National Futures Elite Championship in Virginia Beach, Va., June 20-26.
Heilman recently competed in the U.S. Field Hockey Women’s National Championship as a member of the Midwest/Califonia team on May 23-29 prior to being selected to compete this weekend. She will join the South Team in this weekend’s Women’s National Championship. A 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region second team and second team All-Big Ten selection, Heilman has continued to shine offensively for the Hoosiers. She tallied three goals on 38 shots last season, and her five assists in 2012 is a not only a season high for Heilman, but it also brings her career total to nine for the 13th most on the all-time career list.
Supica has been selected to play on the U21 Team Metro squad in this weekend’s National Championship. The Ann Arbor, Mich. native started in all 19 games for the Hoosiers in 2012, providing a solid defensive effort in the IU backfield throughout her freshman campaign. She scored one goal on nine shots and led Indiana with three defensive saves. Supica was also named Big Ten freshman of the week on August 28, 2012 after playing a pivotal role in the Hoosiers’ defensive effort that allowed only three goals on 24 shots in back-to-back Indiana victories.
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