Bedford, MA June 7, 2015 Over two days of tournament play under sunny skies and cool New England air, the sole New York and Long Island club to compete in a regional qualifier emerged the top seed and advances to the National Club Championship scheduled for July 9th-11th at the US Olympic Training Center in Lancaster, PA. Lasting Legacy Field Hockey Club, based in Huntington, attracts local Town of Huntington talent to develop and compete at such highly competitive tournaments.
Lasting Legacy’s Storm represents its top talent under age 14. Drawing from the towns of Northport, Lloyd Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack and Huntington, sixteen girls and their families traveled north as Long Island’s elite field hockey club. Coached by ex-pat, Ali Murdoch, a former Irish national league player, and assisted by Lasting Legacy’s director, John DeLiso, the girls were guided to outstanding play scoring 24 goals and allowing just one. Indeed, the talent is deep on this roster, and four players, Emily Berlinghof, Siofra Murdoch, Kate Gilligan (goalkeeper) and Erica Scheblein (goalkeeper alternate), have also been individually selected to compete at the National Futures Championship which is designed to identify potential future U.S. Olympians.
Lasting Legacy is the vision of Isabella DeLiso, Cold Spring Harbor Class of 2010, who began the club in her senior year and recruited her father, John, to manage the club while she attended and played for Catholic University of America. Lasting Legacy offers field hockey programs throughout the year (including summer) to elementary, middle school, and high school girls.