Support Island Junior National Team athletes
Four Vancouver Island athletes have been named to Canada’s women’s junior national team who head off to Santiago, Chile for the Pan American Junior Championships, August 21-28, 2021. A ticket to the Junior World Cup (2023) is on the line.
Duncan’s Sara Goodman along with Victoria’s Nora Struchtrup, Stefanie Sajko and Anna Mollenhauer were all named to the 16-member field player roster, while Niki Leech, of Duncan, is still waiting to hear about goalkeeper announcements.
All five athletes competed in a NextGen selection camp in Vancouver earlier in June along side Victoria’s Libby Hogg and Maddie Middlesteadt and Duncan’s Birkley Anderson – all three who were named to the Junior Pan Am Championship development team roster.
It was a positive showing that all eight island athletes that attended the selection camp were named to either the 18-person roster or the development squad.
Goodman and Anderson are both members of the UBC Thunderbirds varsity side with Goodman in her fourth year and Anderson in her first. Two-time U SPORTS reigning national champion Mollenhauer and teammate Sajko are members of the UVic Vikes varsity side and are joined this fall by now first-year Vikes Hogg, Struchtrup and Mittelsteadt. Goalkeeper Leech is off to compete for the Guelph Gryphons this fall in her first year.
The players traveling to Santiago are largely funding their own way there. If you can show your support for the island players please do so on their individual pages:
Sara Goodman (Cowichan Flickers/UBC Thunderbirds)
Nora Struchtrup (Sailors Club Mariners/UVic Vikes)
Stefanie Sajko (Lynx 1/UVic Vikes)
Anna Mollenhauer (Lynx 1/UVic Vikes)
Goalkeeper Decisions TBD
Nikki Leech (Cowichan Flickers/Guelph Gryphons)
Libby Hogg (Lynx 1/UVic Vikes)
Maddie Mittelsteadt (Lynx 1/UVic Vikes)
Birkley Anderson (Cowichan Flickers/UBC Thunderbirds)
Junior Pan American Championship
NextGen June Selection Camp wrap-up
NextGen Program Donation Page
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