Phila-area field hockey club, WC Eagles had another spectacular showing at the USA Field Hockey National Club Championship (NCC). The Eagles captured Gold in the U-14 and U-16 divisions and Silver in the U-19 earning them the distinguished honor of being the #1 ranked U-14 and U-16 club, and #2 U-19 club in the nation.
The NCC came to a close yesterday after nine days of competition featuring the nation’s top 16 clubs in each of the three divisions. Teams qualified for the annual tournament based on their performance at the Regional Club Championships. USA Field Hockey’s Home of Hockey, Spook Nook Sports, Lancaster, Pa., served as the venue.
In the U-14 division, WC Eagles finishing at the top for the fifth consecutive year. The team blanked their opponents 49-0 in six contests including a 9-0 victory over Gateway (St. Louis) in the Finals.
Phila-area club, X-Calibur captured the Bronze with a 4-0 win over Jersey Intensity.
In the U-16 division , WC Eagles again came out on top, winning the Gold for the fourth consecutive year. The team outscored their opponents 55-2 in six game with the Final game versus TCOYO (Virginia Beach) ending 14-0.
X-Calibur finished 4th among U-16 clubs; the team was edged by Saints Hockey (Henrico, VA) in a thrilling 2-0 shootout.
Wrapping up the NCC on Friday, July 15 was the U-19 division; WC Eagles secured the Silver after falling to Princeton FHC (Princeton, NJ) in a highly competitive, 2-1 Final. WC Eagles had claimed the U-19 top spot for the previous four years. Throughout the tournament, the team notched 36 goals and held their six opponents to five.
Congratulations to our Philadelphia-area medalists from WC Eagles FHC and X-Calibur FHC. The names of the players and coaches are noted beneath the photos. (Top to bottom: U-14 Gold Medalists, WC Eagles; U-14 Bronze Medalists, X-Calibur; U-16 Gold Medalists, WC Eagles; U-19 Silver Medalists, WC Eagles)
The National Club Championship was presented by Harrow Sports.
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