Tori Palumbo ’18 is one of 128 field hockey players nationwide chosen to play in the prestigious Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas, in August.
The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest multi-sport event for youth in the United States, drawing more than 12,000 athletes each year to compete in 24 sports. USA Field Hockey selects eight teams made up of the top athletes 16 and under from around the country.
Palumbo, who will be returning to campus this fall as a junior and one of three captains of the Varsity Field Hockey team, was crucial to the Wildcats’ November 2015 NEPSAC Class B Tournament win.
“She is an outstanding athlete, one with speed and explosiveness that we can always count on,” said her coach Kate Garrity. “She sees the field well as a midfielder and her ability to anticipate plays, run through balls, and regain our team’s momentum is invaluable.”