COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- After playing for the U.S. U-21 National Team in the Pan-Am Games last summer, junior Megan Miller saw her name among another group of elite field hockey players.
Miller was one of 16 athletes named to the 2017 U.S. National Team Developmental Squad by U.S. Women's National Team head coach Janneke Schopman. Miller joins fellow Atlantic 10 student-athlete Isabella Delario on the list.
"This is an important step in Meg's pursuit of national team ambition and personal growth," said head coach Gina Lucido. "The pride and excellence this brings to our program is a statement we believe future Spiders will make within the U.S. system."
According to Team USA, the purpose of the Developmental Team 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.
Miller will join the Developmental Squad to several training camps throughout the year between March and May, where they will train and scrimmage against the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team and college teams. In June, they will compete as a team at the Young Women's National Championship in Lancaster County, Pa.
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