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34 Under-18 Hockey Players Advance To Women’s National Festival


OXFORD, Ohio – Following a week of high-powered hockey at the 2023 USA Hockey Girls Under-18 Select Camp, 34 under-18 players are set to advance to the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival, where they will look to earn a spot on the 2023 U.S. Under-18 Select Team. 

The players, 18 forwards, 11 defenders and five goaltenders, were selected based on their performances over the course of the 2023 USA Hockey-BioSteel National Player Development Camps, which took place at the Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio in June and July.

The 2023 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival will take place August 7-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y. 

A full list of players who qualified can be found below. 

Margaret AverillMassachusettsDefenseEast Coast Wizards
Caroline AverillMassachusettsForwardEast Coast Wizards
Shayla BeaudetteRocky MountainDefenseBishop Kearney Selects
Molly BoyleMassachusettsDefenseEast Coast Wizards
Kassidy CarmichaelMassachusettsForwardNAHA White
Kamdyn DavisCentralDefenseChicago Mission
Mary DerrenbacherSoutheasternForwardShattuck-St. Mary’s
Alanna DevlinMassachusettsForwardNAHA White
Natalia DilboneMichiganGoalieLittle Caesars
Ellie DimatosAtlanticDefenseMercer Chiefs
Kendra Distad*MinnesotaForwardMinnetonka High School
Rose Dwyer*AtlanticDefenseBishop Kearney Selects
Bella Fanale*New YorkForwardBishop Kearney Selects
Sawyer FlemingMinnesotaForwardShattuck-St. Mary’s
Lauren GoldsworthyMinnesotaDefenseMinnetonka High School
Nora HannanMinnesotaGoalieEdina High School
Ashlyn HazlettMinnesotaGoalieMinnetonka High School
Layla Hemp*MinnesotaGoalieMinnetonka High School
Mackenzie JonesMinnesotaDefenseAndover High School
Sydney LambCentralDefenseTeam Illinois
Morgan McGatheyMassachusettsForwardEast Coast Wizards
Carla McSweeneyCentralForwardWindy City Storm
Madelyn MurphyMassachusettsDefenseAssabet Valley
Jordyn PetrieCentralForwardShattuck-St. Mary’s
Ella PukalaCentralForwardChicago Mission
Ayla PuppeMinnesotaForwardNorthfield High School
Maggie Scannell*New YorkForwardShattuck-St. Mary’s
Taylor SenecalNew EnglandDefenseNAHA Red
Josie St. Martin*MinnesotaForwardStillwater High School
Morgan StickneyPacificGoalieShattuck-St. Mary’s
Quinn TaylorMassachusettsForwardNAHA
Ava ThomasAtlanticForwardPhiladelphia Jr. Flyers
Kennedy WalkerMassachusettsForwardNew Hampton High School
Hannah WeyerhaeuserMassachusettsForwardEast Coast Wizards

* Member of the 2023 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team

(USA Women’s Hockey Photo)

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Janet has been covering women's hockey for over 35 years. Along with a 38 year career in Public Relations and over 40 years photographing sports, she found a passion in women's hockey. Her initial story was on the founding of the Niagara University D1 program, she expanded to collegiate and youth and was active in the founding and promoting of the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation. When Professional Women's Hockey hit the ice she was there, one of the first to release the story in WNY. Along with her husband, Randy, people comment that if there's hockey, the Schultz's are there!