IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa seniors Katie Birch and Sophie Sunderland were named to the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game, the NFHCA announced Wednesday.
The team includes 38 student-athletes from across the country selected as participants or alternates. Birch and Sunderland were selected as participants.
Birch, a three-time All-Big Ten selection, three-time NFHCA All-West Regional selection, and two-time NFHCA All-American, has started all 71 games of her career, racking up 39 goals and 30 assists for 108 points. Birch, a York, England, native, leads the Hawkeyes with eight assists this season and is tied for the team lead with five goals.
From Ipswich, England, Sunderland has scored 20 goals and recorded 11 assists in 71 career games. This season, she’s tied for the team lead with five goals, while also adding two assists. The midfielder was a NFHCA second-team All-West selection and second-team All-Big Ten selection a season ago.
The Division I Senior Game will take place Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. (CT) in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.