Carolina women’s field hockey will again be taking center stage this week at the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Championship as a handful of Tar Heels will be in action in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Eight teams drafted athletes from across the nation to compete for the 2014 title. The championship will be contested Saturday. The Women’s National Championship provides an opportunity for talented players to showcase their skills in hopes of landing a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Squad.

Kristy Bernatchez, Emma Bozek, Casey Di Nardo, Abby Frey, Shannon Johnson, Lauren Moyer, and Julia Young will represent UNC at the event all week. Carolina associate head coach Grant Fulton will serves as a coach for USA Red team.

Sophomore Casey Di Nardo (Courtesy of

 Casey Di Nardo (Courtesy of

In addition, the Under 21 Championship will take place in Pennsylvania this week. And again, Tar Heels will be prominently featured. Incoming freshmen Gab Major and Charlotte Vaziri will take the field.