IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former University of Iowa field hockey student-athlete Dani Hemeon was named to the U.S. National Developmental Squad, USA Field Hockey announced Monday.
“Dani was an outstanding Hawkeye and I am so pleased that she is continuing to chase her dream of playing for the U.S. National Team,” said UI head coach Lisa Cellucci. “Dani was a very driven student-athlete and worked hard at her game and it is exciting to see her take another step towards her dream.”
The U.S. Women’s National Developmental Squad prepares players for the transitional phase from the U.S. U-21 WSWNT to the senior USWNT.
Hemeon, a four-year letterwinner from 2011-14, was named a third team All-American in 2013. The Gilory, California, native was a two-time NFHCA West All-Region, All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Hemeon led the Hawkeyes with 24 points and 11 goals and ranked 10th in the Big Ten in goals and goals per game (0.52) in 2012.
“We are proud that Dani is representing Iowa field hockey,” Cellucci added. “She is continuing our long legacy of Hawkeyes who competed on the U.S. National Level.”
Five former Hawkeyes have gone on to compete for the U.S. Women’s National team. They include: Caroline Blaum, Lauren Pfeiffer, Natalie Cafone, and current UI assistant coach Meghan Beamesderfer, and UI head coach Lisa Cellucci.