February 18, 2009
2009 MENíS PAN AMERICAN CUP TEAM
CHULA VISTA, CA - USA Field Hockey today announced the team roster for the 2009 Menís Pan American Cup, to be held March 5-15, 2009 in Santiago, Chile.
The Pan American Cup pits the regionís top nine teams in competition for a spot in the 2010 World Cup. The USA will face Argentina, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay in Pool A, while 2008 Olympic Games participants Canada highlight Pool B. The winner will qualify for the 2010 World Cup to be held in New Delhi, India, March 7-20, 2010.
The Pan American Cup team roster features a solid group of veteran players complemented by the next generation of USA Menís National Team stars. Pat Cota, Pat Harris and Jarred Martin combine for over 150 international caps, while Will Holt, Jonathan Ginolfi and Kevin Barber are among the athletes that took home the bronze medal at the 2008 Junior Pan Am Cup in Trinidad & Tobago. Kevin Segeren was named Best Goalkeeper in Trinidad.
This is the third Menís Pan American Cup tournament. Cuba claimed the first Cup in 2000, followed by Argentina in 2004. Canada finished second in both previous competitions. The highest finish for the United States is 5th in 2000.
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