Field Hockey Coach Volunteers At 2009 BDO Junior Women's Hockey World Cup

BOSTON, Mass.- Over the weekend, Holy Cross head field hockey coach Alicia Hawk finishes her week-long volunteering experience at the International Hockey Federation's (IHF) Junior Women's (field) Hockey World Cup, hosted by Harvard University. The event hosts 16 international teams of girls aged 21 and under.

World Cup competition began on August 3, and continues through Sunday, August 16, with the gold medal being awarded to the top international team. Hawk, who began volunteering on Monday, worked as the locker room liaison. While at the event, she reunited with her former high school field hockey coach and also pursued the opportunity to chat with her native Argentinean team.

"I volunteered for this event with the expectation of reconnecting with colleagues from the area, current and former players, and maybe even a few past coaches," Hawk said. "What I discovered was an entire week of reminiscing and the chance to watch great field hockey. It went way beyond my expectations and I'm so thrilled to have had the opportunity to be a part of it."

This is the first time Boston has hosted an International Field Hockey Women's World Cup. There are 10 total matches left, with the semi-finals held today. The bronze and gold medal matches will be held Sunday, August 16 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. respectively. Team USA plays in the match for seventh place tomorrow, August 15 against China at 4:30 p.m. All games are played at the Jordan Field on the Harvard University campus.