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LVHN and Collegiate Field Hockey Players Host Youth Girls’ Clinic

Approximately 150 girls attended the clinic

On Wednesday, Dec. 28, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute’s sports medicine team partnered with five collegiate field hockey players, to host a free girls’ field hockey clinic at the Lou Ramos Center in Allentown.

During the two-hour program, collegiate field hockey players, including University of North Carolina’s Erin Matson, Meredith Sholder and Madison Orobono, conducted drills.  Sholder and Orobono are also Emmaus High School graduates. Matson and Sholder are four-time national champions. Orobono is a three-time national champion. University of Maryland’s Rayne Wright, who graduated from Liberty High School, and Penn State’s Brie Barraco, who graduated from Parkland High School, also led drills. 

“Many great field hockey players got their start in the Lehigh Valley, and we are thrilled to be able to provide another resource for the next generation of great field hockey players.” - Steve Hultgren, Director, Sports Performance Initiatives, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute

Approximately 150 girls in fifth through eighth grades attended the clinic. The event was sponsored by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)’s Impact Athlete Program.  The program connects local youth athletes with professional and collegiate athletes who serve as positive role models.

Steve Hultgren, Director, Sports Performance Initiatives, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute, says LVHN was thrilled to host the event and support young athletes.

“Many great field hockey players got their start in the Lehigh Valley, and we are thrilled to be able to provide another resource for the next generation of great field hockey players,” Hultgren says. “These five women are excellent role models for girls in our community who are interested and passionate about field hockey.”

Other LVHN Impact Athletes include Jahan Dotson, who is a wide receiver for the Washington Commanders, and University of Florida track and field star and 2022 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion (400 meters) Talitha Diggs.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) helps athletes achieve their sports performance goals with on-site evaluations using the latest technologies and tailored training plans, all designed to build strength, flexibility and agility. We help individuals and teams achieve the winning edge.

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