Pasadena Players Shine At Field Hockey Nationals

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Several Pasadena residents made an impact for Freedom HKY club at the National Club Championships field hockey tournament at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, over a six-day stretch from July 8-13.

Freedom HKY sent teams at the U16 and U14 levels, and each competed in 16-team brackets in the national tournament.

At the U14 level, Freedom HKY featured Pasadena residents Stella Bumgarner, Natalie Forman and Lauren Widdowson, and the team finished third overall, defeating the Charlotte Ambush 2-1 in the bronze medal game.

Freedom HKY’s U14 coach is Kasey Tapman, a volunteer assistant coach at University of Maryland who also lives in Pasadena.

Lauren Widdowson also played as a member of the U16 team along with Pasadena residents Caroline Widdowson and Shelby Bumgarner. The Freedom HKY U16’s placed fifth in the tournament out of 16 teams, and Shelby Bumgarner was named Tournament MVP.

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