Women's Division National Tournament
The Women's Division National Tournament is one of the largest college recruiting events of the year and it runs in conjunction with the Division I Final Four weekend. 2016 marked the first year that Kentucky had its own team. Before this, Kentucky and Indiana had a shared team (and before that, Kentucky was part of the Great Lakes region which included many more states).
Any player between the grades of 9 and 11 may try out for this team (12th graders are not allowed to participate). 18 field players and 2 goalies will be selected, along with 2 alternates who would go only in case of injury or unforeseen emergency. By trying out, you are committing to attending the tournament if you make the team. This is a prestigious event intended for the top 20 players from Kentucky.
Jamie Redding and Rylee Huffman were the coaches for this inaugural team (2016), which went 4-0 in the competition at Lehigh University, defeating teams from Orlando, Arizona, South Carolina and Wisconsin. They won the Iroquois Division at the tournament.
The 2017 team was coached by Rylee Huffman and James Conklin, and finished with 2 wins and 2 losses. This competition was held at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut. They played against teams from Connecticut, Indiana,
The 2018 team was coached by James Conklin and Pat McAnulty. The tourney was held at Stony Brook University on Long Island. The team went 1-3 for the weekend.
The 2019 team was coached by James Conklin and Rylee Huffman.
There was no 2020 team due to COVID-19.
The 2021 team was coached by Kayla Bohn and Dominique Gibbons.
*The chairperson for the WDNT is Rylee Huffman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tryout information for 2022 will be out soon and posted on here.*