Field Hockey's Elizabeth Schlossberg Earns Spot on Junior National Team

Philadelphia - Sophomore netminder Elizabeth Schlossberg (Chevy Chase, Md.) earned a spot on the U21 Junior National Field Hockey team that will travel to the Junior Pan American Championships in South America this winter.

Schlossberg was one of 16 student-athletes chosen from across the country to compete for the United States in the Pan American Junior Championships in Chile. The team will compete against Canada, Chile and Argentina in preparation for the 2005 Junior World Championships in March in Puerto Rico.

"Penn over the years have had many good goalkeepers but Elizabeth so far has been the best,” Penn Head Coach Val Cloud said. “Liz continues to improve individually and consequently has significantly helped to propel Penn Hockey forward this season. This is a well deserved honor and opportunity for Liz and Penn Hockey. We are very proud of her.”

The Quakers (8-4, 2-1 Ivy) have definitely benefited from the Schlossberg’s impeccable play in the cage this season. Penn has won seven of its last eight games, including three in-a-row. Schlossberg has recorded three shutouts this season for a total of four in her career. She currently leads a defense that ranks 13th in the nation is scoring defense, while she ranks 13th in goals against average and tied for 19th in save percentage.

The Red and Blue host Columbia on Friday, Oct. 15 at Franklin Field at 7 p.m.

Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications.