Habelow In Tryouts For Junior National Field Hockey Squad

Photo: AnnMarie Habelow in action. 

The past two months has been busy ones for Belmont High School rising senior AnnMarie Habelow.

In early May, Habelow was named by MAX FIELD HOCKEY one of its “TOP 50 2017 Field Hockey Players” participating in high school and prep schools.

Later that month, she was a catayst on her club [Boston Field Hockey] team’s U19 (under the age of 19) squad that won its third consecutive regional title which qualified it to compete in the US national championships in mid-July in Pennsylvania. Also on the club are Belmont High to-be-senior Julia Chase (who has verbally committed to play at the University of New Hampshire) and 2016 graduate Serena Nally.

And this week, after attending the National Futures tournment in Pennslyvania, Habelow was invited to tryout for the Junior National Team (U19 team), one of 40 players nationwide selected to tryout. If she is named to the team, Habelow will have a chance to play internationally with the US Junior Team.

“It’s a pretty exciting summer for us!” wrote her mother, Eileen.

Cardinal Ready: BHS Field Hockey’s Habelow Commits to Louisville

Photo: AnnMarie Habelow.

From the first time AnnMarie Habelow stepped onto Harris Field in the late summer of 2013, spectators could quickly tell the Belmont High School field hockey player was something special. 

In the past two years, the raising junior has demonstrated a rare set of skills for an underclassman, playing as a forward in her freshman campaign or in the midfield last season in which number 13  helped lead the Marauders into the quarterfinals of the Division 1 North Sectionals. 

Just a junior, Habelow’s talents have brought her to the attention of many at the next level of the sport. And one team already wants her to be part of their future as Habelow signed a letter committing to play field hockey at the University of Louisville, beginning in the fall of 2017. 

Ranked 13th in Division 1 at the end of the 2014 season, the Cardinals play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the most competitive league in the nation with six teams in the top 13 spots in the final national poll, including number 1 North Carolina and two-time NCAA runner-up Syracuse.

The league also includes Boston College, which will allow family and friends to see Habelow play in the Boston area at least twice in her career.