Pingree School student Alana Richardson ʼ21 was selected for the 2020 U.S. Rise Women’s National Team for field hockey, earning a position on the team for the second consecutive time. The team’s roster was decided after an extensive 72-hour evaluation process at the U.S. Rise Junior National Camp in late-January.
Alana, a Boxford native, will join 32 other talented young athletes when they begin training in his month in Chula Vista, Calif. from February 14–18. They will then train alongside other women’s Junior National Teams in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, from March 27–29. Their final training camp will be held in Maryland from April 10–12 before beginning their England Tour set from April 29–May 4.
Since 2017, Alana has been a key contributor to Pingree’s field hockey team, which earned Eastern Independent League (EIL) championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019, as well as a Class C New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) championship in 2019. For three consecutive years, Alana has been selected by the league as EIL Player-of-the-Year. This past season, the midfielder was also named NEPSAC Class C Player of the Year, National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Region and second-team All-American. Additionally, she was named to the USA Regional Futures Team for four consecutive years.