Philadelphia, PA, November 18, 2021 – Meredith Shifman, New York, NY, Overall Field Hockey Chair for the 21st
Maccabiah, is pleased to announce the 18-athlete roster for the Open Women’s Field Hockey Team for the 21st
Maccabiah taking place July 2022 in Israel.
The team will be led by Head Coach, Hannah Dave, Newberry, SC and Assistant Coach, Jessica Foley, Boonton, NJ. The
18 athletes representing the USA next summer in Israel at the 21st Maccabiah are Gianna Duddy, Philadelphia, PA,
DeSales University; Sarah Edelson, Blue Bell, PA, Amherst College; Paige Forester, Glencoe, IL, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; Julia Freedman, Greenwich, CT, Yale University; Sophie Freedman, Greenwich, CT, University of
Pennsylvania; Maya Geller, Yardley, PA, University of Pennsylvania; Rachel Katzenberg, Reisterstown, MD, Mt. Holyoke;
Kelsi McDevitt, Gilbertsville, PA, Westfield State University; Samantha Moonay, Yardley, PA, Dickinson College; Rebecca
Munoz, Weston, MA, Hamilton; Eliza Phillips, Simsbury, CT, Nichols College; Briana Rubenstein, Blue Point, NY, Adelphi
University; Bailey Schwab, Highland, MD, Johns Hopkins University; Bentlea Schwartz, Louisville, KY, Ohio University;
Zoe Shevitz, Arnold, MD, Washington College; Eliana Swell, Rumson, NJ, Georgetown University; Rose Weseley,
Kingston, NY, Wellesley College; Yael Yonah, Hoboken, NJ, Montclair State University.
For more information, please contact Steven Graber, Program Director at email@example.com or 215.561.6900
About the Maccabiah:
The first Maccabiah was held in in Ramat Gan in 1932 with 390 athletes from 18 countries taking part. Traditionally held every four years, interrupted only by the Second World War, by 2017 the Games had grown to include nearly 10,000 Jewish athletes from more than 75 countries competing in 40 sports, making it the third largest international multi-sport event in the world following only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. The Maccabi USA delegation to the 20th Maccabiah in the summer of 2017 numbered 1,131 members, the largest traveling delegation in the history of not just Jewish sporting events but all international multi-sport competitions.
About the organizations:
Maccabi USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses sports to build Jewish pride, identity, community, and connection to Israel. It is the official sponsor of the United States delegation to the Maccabiah and Maccabi Youth Games in Israel, and the Pan-American and European Maccabi Games hosted in rotating countries every four years.
Maccabi USA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. The organization supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish pride, continuity, Zionism, and excellence in sport.
Maccabi USA is a US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Affiliate Organization. The organization is one of only 38 Affiliates nationwide to be recognized by the USOPC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally, and at the grassroots level.