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USA Floorball U19 Women’s Team is heading to Switzerland

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Updated: April 24, 2018
Team USA

The time is here. After much preparations, the USA U19 Women’s Team is heading to Switzerland to compete in the International Floorball Federation’s U19 Women’s World Floorball Championships. The championships will be held in St. Gallen and Herisau, May 2-6th. Team USA is comprised of players throughout the United States and abroad and will look to make an impact in the tournament. Team USA is currently ranked 12th and is slotted in the B-Division. Team USA will play in Group C, which also includes Latvia (Ranked 8), Austria (Ranked 15) and Australia, who will be making their first appearance in the WFC.

Prior to the tournament the team will connect in Zurich before traveling to Herisau for the team camp. This time will be a great opportunity for the team to come together and connect as one leading up to the tournament.

The Coaching Staff consists of some new faces for this tournament and will look to guide the team to the semi-finals. Anders Buvarp (Colorado) returns as the General Manager of Team USA and brings a wealth of Floorball and WFC knowledge. The team will see two new coaches at the WFC in David Crawford (Washington State) and Patrick Jesue (Michigan) who are excited for the opportunity to bring their unique experience and background to Team USA. Rounding out the coaching staff is Pekka Nuutila who joins Team USA with a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide and build the goalkeepers.

Team USA is excited to get to Switzerland, compete in the tournament, and represent their country abroad. While we’re focused on the task ahead, USA Floorball players, coaches, and staff will look to bring this experience back home to continue to grow the game throughout the US. We hope you’ll join us on this venture and Go Team USA!

Our first match against Latvia can be watched via live streaming on IFF Channel 2.  The same channel will also carry our other matches.  The standings can be found here.  Below is the player numbers and names of our roster.

1 Anna Van Hercke
2 Gabriele Schwindt
3 Alva Helber
4 Amy La Framboise
8 Sani Matinlassi
10 Dinah Espinal
13 Cassandra Troy
15 Braedyn Irwin
17 Tabea Schreiner
18 Peyton Edelbrock
19 Sophia Leuma
20 Moa Björk
22 Filippa-Maria Rudelius
27 Faith Walker
28 Emmie Wahlgren
30 Vera Niskanen
57 Selma Johansson
71 Saskia Gerecke
88 Ester Angerstig
97 Bethany Spence