Rachel Suter, a rising sophomore on Liberty's field hockey roster, has been selected to participate in USA Field Hockey's 2015 Young Women's National Championship.
The Young Women's National Championship serves as a high level, international structured competition and the selection venue for the 2015-16 U.S. Women's Under 21 National Team.
The 2015 Young Women's National Championship will be contested at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa., June 22-26.
"I feel honored to have been selected to play in this tournament and I am very excited for the opportunity to compete at such a high level," commented Suter. "Participating in the Young Women's National Championship is a great way for me to improve my level of play and it is helpful in preparing me for the fall season at Liberty. I am thrilled to be representing Liberty University in the tournament this June."
A total of 144 collegiate players have been selected to participate in the event on seven regional teams. Suter has been named to the Pennsylvania roster.
Suter and her Pennsylvania roster teammates will compete against players from the remaining six regional teams: New England, New Jersey, Mid-Atlantic, South, California and the Midwest.
The native of Millersville, Pa., saw playing time in 21 of 22 games during her freshman season at Liberty. She finished the year with six points (two goals, two assists) and was one of 10 players on the team with 10 or more shots on the year. Eight of her 13 shots were on goal.
Liberty's field hockey team posted a 14-8 record during the 2014 season, including a perfect 4-0 record in NorPac East regular season competition.
For the second year in a row, Liberty upended nationally ranked Stanford in the NorPac Tournament title game, earning the Lady Flames a return trip to the NCAA Field Hockey Championship.
Liberty opened up play in the 2015 NCAA Field Hockey Championship with a 3-1 victory over in-state opponent Richmond in a NCAA Play-In Game before falling, 2-1, to No. 1 North Carolina in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship first round.
Liberty, who defeated three nationally ranked teams in 2014, finished the year ranked No. 20 in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll.
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