Brentwood's Mary Nielsen makes shortlist of U23 National Squad

Monday, April 07, 2008 - By: Clayton Johnston

Grade 11 student Mary Nielsen was recently invited to the field hockey U23 National Development Camp.  Present at the camp were 50 girls selected from various University-run national and regional tournaments.  When Mary's B.C. team played against Team U.S.A, Mary's skill were first noticed. It was not long before Mary realised that the development camp was indeed a selection camp.
After the five-day camp, consisting  of games and training, the selected U23 Junior National Team was posted on the Canadian National Field Hockey website.  Currently, it is a list of 23 girls. The group will  train together in July and, if Mary makes the touring squad (16 are selected for touring), she will go to Argentina for the PanAmerican Games.

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