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October 8, 2013

Field hockey: Weisen competing for US indoor team

By Anthony Mitchell

For The Daily Item

Mallory Weisen could be called a field hockey lifer.

Weisen has been involved in the sport from a young age and any athlete passionate about their sport dreams of having the opportunity to stay active in the game.

Weisen played in a series of three matches for the United States Indoor Field Hockey team against the Canadian national team in a series dubbed the Can-Am Series in Feasterville.

Weisen appeared in the first game of the series, held Aug. 3 and 4, helping the United States erase a 3-1 halftime deficit en route to a 4-4 tie. Her squad closed out the remaining two games with wins, 7-1 and 4-2.

After traveling to various countries for tournaments throughout her career, Weisen was able to represent her country in her home state.

"The tournament was really well organized and the competition was great," Weisen said. "It was nice to not to fly or travel far distances for this tour and still be able to earn International Caps for matches."

The Can-Am Series was simply the latest international field hockey cap for someone who has had a life filled with them.

After traveling to Argentina to face top South American players in March, Weisen was chosen as a member of the U.S. national indoor team, which will compete in the 2014 Pan-American Cup in Uruguay as a qualifier for the World Cup in 2015.

"It'd be another honor to be able to travel and compete in the Pan-American Cup representing (the) USA," Weisen said.

Weisen first made a name for herself on the international scene while playing on the United States U-16 team in 2000 and 2001. After honing her game against some of the top young international athletes while only a freshman and sophomore in high school, Weisen brought her game back to Middleburg.

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