COLUMBUS, Ohio –Incoming freshman Leanne Bough and rising sophomore Julia Dickinson have been selected to compete in the 2019 Young Women’s National Championship (YWNC) from June 14-18 in Lancaster, Pa. In addition, assistant coach Kate Lipton will be coaching one of the teams at the event.
The annual YWNC will feature 144 female field hockey players, including, for the first time, the 2019 U.S. U-19 Women’s National Team along with top collegiate and post-collegiate players.
This past spring, select players tried out and trained at USA Field Hockey High-Performance Centers throughout the country for an opportunity to earn a spot in the tournament, the next step on the Olympic Development Pathway. The teams will compete for a national title as well as an opportunity to be selected to the 2020 U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team and U.S. Women’s National Development Team, or a trial for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Dickinson played in six games in her first season with the Buckeyes. She recorded a shot in the game against Ball State. Prior to Ohio State, Dickinson was a four-year starter for the Methacton Warriors, who she helped to a 2017 Pioneer Athletic Conference Championship.
Bough enters her first season with Ohio State as a five-time state champion and New York State Player of the Year. The Whitney Point, N.Y. native has been involved with USA hockey over the past two years, earning a spot on the U17 National Team in 2017-18 and recently being selected for the U19 National Team for 2019.
Lipton enters her fifth season as a assistant coach for the Buckeyes in 2019. She is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the USA Field Hockey Association and also owns USHFA Level II Coaching Accreditation.