January 24th, 2017

Former Michigan State field hockey player Abby Barker has been named to the U.S. Developmental Squad. To account for the transitional phase from the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team to the senior USWNT, the squad’s purpose is to nurture the talent of college students who no longer are permitted to be on the U-21 USWNT due to age restrictions but show great promise in hockey. After much evaluation at the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team Trial which was held Sunday, January 15 to Tuesday, January 17, U.S. National Team Head Coach Janneke Schopman and her staff announced 16-athletes to the Developmental Squad on Monday.

Source:  Michigan State Official Athletic Site