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Archive for June 23, 2007

June 23, 2007 — Signposts

Today, I took the drive from my apartment to the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.

There are so many unique placenames and landmarks on the trip down — Aquia Harbor, the Ni River, the Po River, the Chickahominy River, Ladysmith, Rip-Rap Road, and Massaponax.

I’m down here for five days’ worth of championship action as six titles are contested — the women’s National Championship, the U-14 and U-19 Regional Rumble, and the U-14, U-16, and U-19 National Futures Championships.

We can’t shoot video of the championship finals because of an agreement with a sponsor, but we’re going to post stories on this blog.

We’re also planning a special vodcast about the first family of American field hockey — mostly because all six sisters are going to be in the same place at the same time for the last time in several months.

And we’re also looking at a long-term documentary project, a story about the 2001 U.S. women’s team and their three-continent, 10,000-mile journey to the 2002 FIH World Cup.