USA Jr Women in Mexico / NACHC Championship Schedule Released

by USA Team Handball

(Team USA Contingent in Mexico  )

The USA Jr Women's National Team has arrived in Mexico City for the North American & Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC) Jr Women's Handball Championships.  The competition doesn't start till Monday and the team is conducting a pre event training camp at the Mexican Olympic Training Center. 

Head Coach Rot had the following to say about the start of the camp:  

"We had a strong first day of training camp, as all of the players really put out their best efforts despite very long travel days, summer-like weather, the time difference, and the altitude of Mexico City. They are a great group of young women, and I am honored to have such a dedicated and professional staff. It will be very important for all of us to continue the hard work over the course of the training camp in order to come together as a cohesive unit against Canada on Monday. This is a first and very important step in the development of our women’s junior national team program."

The schedule for the event has also been released and the four participating teams (USA, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada) will play a round robin (Monday-Wednesday), take a rest day on Thursday and then finish up with placement matches on Friday.  The top two teams will secure berths to the Jr World Championships later this summer in Slovenia

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Note: Daylight Saving Time in Mexico starts on Sunday, 3 April.  Local Time in Mexico City will then be 1 hour behind US ET

  • Monday, 4 April
    • 5:00 PM (US ET) USA vs Canada
    • 7:00 PM (US ET) Mexico vs Puerto Rico
  • Tuesday, 5 April
    • 5:00 PM (US ET) Canada vs Puerto Rico
    • 7:00 PM (US ET) USA vs Mexico
  • Wednesday, 6 April
    • 5:00 PM (US ET) USA vs Puerto Rico
    • 7:00 PM (US ET) Mexico vs Canada
  • Thursday, 7 April <Rest Day>
  • Friday, 8 April (US ET)
    • 5:00 PM (US ET) Bronze Medal Match
    • 7:00 PM (US ET) Gold Medal Match


There has been one change to the roster previously announced.  Left wing Moa Bengtsson is unavailable due to club conflicts and has been replaced by Amanda Sumalla. Also of note: USA Sr Women's Head Coach, Edina Borsos, will be helping on the bench as an assistant coach and Vanja Radic is also on the staff as a goalkeeper coach.

USA Jr Women's National Team Roster

Name Position Club or Residence
Vanessa Binderis Left Wing Huddinge Handboll Klubb (SWE)
Ariane Clerc Center Back   Ohio State University
Isabella Da Cruz Right Back JDA Dijon Handball (FRA)
Lovisa Dobreff Left Back IK Bolton (SWE)
Hanna Faulkner Pivot Team Handball Academy
Marissa Faulkner Pivot Team Handball Academy
Rebecca Gonzalez   Goalkeeper University of North Carolina
Viva Kreis Left Wing Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Daisy Licea Left Back Tigres UANL (MEX)
Julia Malysz Goalkeeper Chicago Inter
Gabrielle Martin Left Back Celtique Club Montreal (CAN)
Eden Nesper Right Back TV Hannover-Badenstedt (GER)
Hannah Perkins Left Wing University of North Carolina
Emma Ready Center Back Vikhammer HK (NOR)
Julia Rienhardt Center Back HSG Winzingen/Wissgoldingen/Donzdorf (GER)
Amanda Sumalla Left Wing Miami, Florida
Name Position
Craig Rot Head Coach
Edina Borsos    Asst Coach
Vanja Radic Goalkeeper Coach
Andrea Levai Team Doctor
Krista Austin Team Leader
Dora Hadu Physical Trainer


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