Fairfield’s Sposito makes U.S. National Indoor Field Hockey team

(Per Fairfield press release)

Maddy Sposito (Ridgefield) has earned a spot on the U.S. National Indoor Team. The goalkeeper will play her second consecutive season for the national team which will represent the United States in the 2014 Pan American Indoor Cup.

“I have always wanted to play for the United States Field Hockey team,” Sposito said. “I am very excited to return for another year with the indoor team. With a year of experience under my belt, I know the system, the coaches, and the players so that will hopefully help me make a travel squad and earn a cap.”

The senior squad consists of 25 players including twelve returning athletes. The newly selected team will begin an extensive training schedule in preparation for the 2014 Pan American Cup. The Pan American Cup is a qualifier for the FIH Indoor World Cup which will be held in Germany in 2015.

“Maddy’s hard work and determination has earned her a spot on the US team,” Fairfield Head Field Hockey Coach Jackie Kane said. “I am very proud of her as this was a dream of hers for a long time.”

Sposito started all 18 games as a senior in 2012, making 95 saves and posting a 2.94 goals against average. For her career, she made 271 saves and posted five shutouts which includes a personal-best three shutouts in 2012. She collected 3,300 minutes in the Fairfield net during her four-year career, registering a career-best 1,200 minutes during the 2012 campaign.

William Paxton