May 31, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio – Former Ohio University field hockey standout Torrie Albini (’08), who continues to shine on the global stage, was named to the 2013-14 U.S. Women’s National Squad Wednesday.
Albini is one of 30 competitors on the team, which includes 12 Olympians. The Escondido, Calif., native earned a spot on the national squad after days of intense evaluation on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., at the 2013 Women’s National Championship event.
“We are pleased to have selected 30 athletes who will make up the Women’s National Squad as we move forward,” said U.S. head coach Craig Parnham. “These players will relocate to the Home of Hockey in Lancaster, Pa., this fall. This is a wonderful opportunity for this group of players to learn, develop and grow.”
The athletes selected to the U.S. Women’s National Squad will report immediately to Rutgers University to begin preparations for the International Hockey Federation’s World League Semi-Final in London, June 22-30. Parnham anticipates selecting the 18-player roster for the World Cup qualifying event the week of June 3rd.
“I’m honored and thrilled to have continued representation of Ohio University field hockey on the United States National Squad,” Ohio head coach Neil Macmillan said. “More importantly, I am happy for Torrie, who’s worked tirelessly to continue pursuing her dream. This is a fantastic opportunity for her.”
Albini competed with the United States team earlier this year at the World League Round Two March 4-10 and helped lead the squad to a first-place finish at the event in Rio di Janeiro, Brazil.
Albini played in all five matches in the competition and recorded two goals during her time on the field. She posted a goal in matches over Scotland and Trinidad & Tobago.
Albini has now recorded 35 caps and posted 11 goals during her four-year international career.
A three-time All-MAC selection during her time at Ohio, Albini still ranks second in career goals at Ohio with 49 and fourth in career assists at 24. She also sits atop the season assists record, which she tied in 2007 with 14.
A two-time NFHCA All-West Region Second Team selection, she ranks fourth for goals in a season with 20 and second for points in a season with 54, both of which she set in 2007. Albini closed her career with 122 points, placing her second on Ohio's all-time list.