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Paula Heimbach and Rhian Jones
Heimbach, Jones Tabbed to U.S. Women's Indoor Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/27/2017
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Former Blue Devils Paula Heimbach and Rhian Jones have been named to the 2017 senior U.S. women's national indoor team, as announced by USA Field Hockey this week.

Heimbach and Jones will train with Team USA throughout the summer in preparation for the Pan American Indoor Cup (PAIC), held in October in Guyana. The tournament serves as a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup. Selections for the PAIC roster will be announced in September.

A 2014 graduate of Duke, Heimbach was also a member of the senior U.S. women's national indoor team in 2015-16. She twice earned All-America recognition from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) as an integral member of the Blue Devils' back line. Heimbach also garnered NCAA All-Tournament Team honors in 2013 after leading Duke to the championship match for the first time since 2005, and received All-South Region first team All-ACC second team laurels her senior season.

Jones was a three-time NFHCA All-America selection, graduating from Duke in 2012. A key contributor on both attack and penalty corners throughout her collegiate career, she was a four-time selection to the All-South Region and All-ACC teams as a midfielder and defender. Jones played in and started 81 contests during her career, totaling four goals and 13 assists.  Most recently, she traveled with the senior U.S. women's national indoor team to the International Rohrmax Cup in Vienna, Austria earlier this year.

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