COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State goalkeeper Abby Danson, who will be a junior this fall, has been selected to compete in the 2022 Senior Nexus Championship (NXC), presented by Osaka Hockey, which will be held at the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. from July 17 to 22.
Formerly known as the Young Women’s National Championship, the Senior NXC is held annually and features 144 elite high school, collegiate and post-collegiate athletes. During the spring and early summer, athletes trialed and trained at one of the seven USA Field Hockey High Performance Centers throughout the country for an opportunity to be selected to the Senior NXC, a step along the Olympic Development Pathway program. All athletes that were previously on the Rise, U-21, Development and Senior U.S. Women’s National Team were also included within the selection.
The event will start with a team training session on Sunday, July 17 with games starting on Monday, July 18. The opportunity to be selected for the 2022-23 U.S. Women’s National Team and Junior USWNT Selection Camps are at stake.
A Clifton Park, N.Y. native, Danson has played in 22 games over her first two seasons with the Buckeyes and has a .623 save percentage to go along with 76 total saves, one shutout and a 2.35 goals-against average. Last fall, she started the season with a shutout of Ball State and went on to finish the season with a .625 save percentage in 424 minutes of action.