It was announced Monday afternoon that Fusine Govaert was selected to the United States U-21 Women’s National Team. Govaert will join Team U.S.A. as it prepares for a tour in Germany from April 14-22, where it will face Germany’s U-21 Team and Great Britain’s U-21 team.
Following the 2017 campaign, a year in which she led Boston College field hockey with six goals as a freshman, Govaert couldn’t quite take the next step this past fall—on paper that is.
Yet, despite only recording five goals, the sophomore played an important role in the midfield for an Eagles team that struggled down the stretch and failed to tally more than one goal in any of its last five games. She still finished third on the team with 11 points and fired 50 shots on goal, second most on the team, as the Eagles exited the ACC Tournament in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive season.
Govaert joins a group of talented players that also includes some familiar faces. Though none of her teammates were selected to the roster, she faced quite a few of her new teammates, including Louisville’s Carter Ayers and Megan Schneider, Maryland’s Brooke DeBerdine and Kyler Greenwalt, Virginia’s Greer Gill and Lauren Hausheer, Albany’s Elizabeth Ryan and UC Berkeley’s Megan Rodgers during the 2018 campaign. As one of four ACC selections to the team, the conference’s overall strength is reflected well throughout the roster.
Her selection was accompanied by the announcement that Emily McCoy, who graduated from BC in 2017, was also named to the U.S. National Development Team. Both impressed in training camps held in December and further evaluation on Jan. 20-22.
She’ll get some time to learn from her conference teammates and at the national level before she prepares to lead an Eagles team that will badly need someone to step up and produce on the offensive end. BC’s top three point-scorers—Fredrique Haverhals, Brooke Matherson, and Lucy Lytle—from 2018 were all seniors.
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