DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Devil sophomore Margaux Paolino has been added to the United States senior women’s national team roster, as announced Friday by U.S. women’s national team head coach Janneke Schopman.
Paolino, Laura Hurff and Tara Vittese were added to the squad following a week-long trial that included evaluation during test matches against Canada. A midfielder from Villanova, Pa., Paolino earned her first international cap with Team USA during the series against Canada in Chula Vista, Calif., scoring a goal in her debut.
“I am very excited to add Laura, Margaux and Tara to the roster,” commented Schopman. “All three of them are very talented players that I have come to know well coaching the U-21 team. In the games against Canada, they showed they all can add something extra to our team and that’s why I have selected them. Their willingness to become better players will strengthen our team and I’m looking forward to seeing them progress the next couple of months.”
Paolino was a second team All-America selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association of America (NFHCA) for the 2017 season. She led Duke in assists (10) for the second time in as many seasons and notched two goals. Paolino also received first team All-South Region and All-ACC honors during her sophomore campaign.
Paolino joins Blue Devil alumnae Lauren Blazing and Stefanie Fee on the U.S. women’s senior national team roster. Team USA returns to action later this spring, hosting Chile in a test series slated for April 9-14 at the home of USA Field Hockey in Lancaster, Pa.