Five Deacs Compete at 2014 Women's National Championship
Kali Vicars started all 20 games in which she appeared in 2013 for the Demon Deacons.

June 23, 2014

By Currie McFayden, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

LANCASTER, Pa. - Five Wake Forest field hockey athletes competed in the 2014 Women's National Championship over the last week, each attempting to showcase themselves for a spot on the U.S. National Team roster.

Jess Newak, Madi Julius, Meghan Murphy, Georgia Holland and Kali Vicars all competed in the prestigious event that gives the athletes an opportunity to play in front of the U.S. National Team High Performance staff. Head Coach Craig Parnham will assess each of the 133 athletes as he looks to shape the 2014-15 U.S. National Team.

Murphy and Holland placed eighth as a member of the Courage team. Murphy took a redshirt season in 2013 and will make her debut in the old gold and black this fall, while Holland will join Wake Forest for her final season of eligibility in 2014 after transferring from Yale.

Newak featured on the Patriots squad, taking sixth place overall in the competition. The sophomore was Wake Forest's third-leading scorer in 2013, scoring five goals and collecting eight assists as part of a high-powered offense that averaged 2.71 goals per contest.

Julius and Vicars competed for the Blue team and landed in fourth place. Like Murphy, Julius redshirted the 2013 season for the Demon Deacons, but her lone career goal came at an opportune time to seal a 3-1 victory over Boston College in the 2012 ACC Tournament. Vicars started all 20 contests in which she appeared in 2013 for the Demon Deacons and had an assist in the first match of the season against Miami (OH).

 

 

Wake Forest will open the 2014 season with the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Chapel Hill, N.C., as the Deacs take on Iowa in their season opener on Aug. 30.
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