Two Hawkeyes Named To U.S. National Teams

Jan. 6, 2004

IOWA CITY – Two University of Iowa field hockey players were selected to United States National Teams following A Camp team trials at the USA Field Hockey Training Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Freshman forward Kelly Slattery was named to the United States Under-19 team, while freshman back Heather Schnepf was named an alternate to the Under-21 team.

Slattery, from St. Louis, MO, played in all 19 games this season, starting 17. She recorded seven points on three goals and one assist. Slattery also knocked home the game-winning goal in Iowa’s 3-2 win over Central Michigan.

“This is a great honor for me,” Slattery said. “I’m extremely excited to play with some exceptionally talented players from around the country. You train half the year by playing against them, it will be great playing along side them.”

Schnepf, from Medford Lakes, NJ, started 15 games for the Hawkeyes and was one of their top defenders. The freshman recorded four goals and a Big Ten best five defensive saves.

“I’m very excited to get this opportunity,” Schnepf said. “This will be a great chance to play with and learn from the elite players in the nation. I’m also glad to be representing Iowa on the Under-21 team. The Hawkeyes have a strong tradition in U.S. Field Hockey, and Kelly and I are glad to keep it going.”

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