UNC Trio To Represent U.S. This Week

Dawson, Falgowski and Gey will play in the series against Japan.

Oct. 9, 2007

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Three North Carolina field hockey players will switch uniforms this week, representing the U.S. as the National Team hosts Japan for a five-game series in College Park, Md. Following Sunday's Senior Day win over Radford, Rachel Dawson, Katelyn Falgowski and Jesse Gey traveled north to the University of Maryland campus, where the series is being played.

"It's a great honor to be selected to represent your country and we want them to be able to take advantage of that opportunity whenever possible," UNC coach Karen Shelton said. "They'll gain a great deal from the experience and we're proud to have three current Tar Heels playing for the U.S. this week."

All three players missed Sunday's series opener, which the U.S. won 2-1. Dawson and Falgowski, both veteran National Team members, were in the starting lineup Monday evening as the teams played to a 1-1 draw. Gey, a member of the U.S. Developmental Squad, will be part of the pool of players for the games on Wednesday and Friday.

The trio will miss UNC's game on Friday at William & Mary, but will rejoin their Tar Heel teammates Saturday in Charlottesville for an ACC matchup with Virginia on Sunday.

Also representing the U.S. in the series against Japan are former Tar Heel players Carrie Lingo and Amy Tran. For more information on the U.S.-Japan matchups, go to www.usfieldhockey.com.

UNC is 14-0 this season, 3-0 in the ACC, and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Dawson, a senior from Berlin, N.J., leads the team in goals with 14, a total that ranks first in the nation. She and Gey, a senior from Green Lane, Pa., are tied for the team lead in points with 32. Falgowski, a freshman from Landenberg, Pa., leads the nation in assists with 17. Gey ranks second nationally in assists with 14, and she and Dawson are tied for third in the nation in points.



Freshman Katelyn Falgowski will represent the U.S. against Japan.