NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – Rising junior, Holly Stewart, who has been one of the most dominant field hockey players in the America East conference, will have a chance, once again, to dominate on a national stage, as she was one of 20 players to be named to the Canadian national team, announced yesterday afternoon. Stewart, who has played for the Canadian junior and senior teams, will compete in a seven-match tournament at the end of the month.
Team Canada will be competing against England and Wales in a series held April 27 through May 7, with matches held in various points in England. These games will attempt to get Canada's world ranking up and serve as preparation matches for the World Cup later this summer.
Stewart is listed as one of six forwards on the roster while she one of five members from Field Hockey Canada's home base of North Vancouver, BC.
Stewart began her international career when she competed in the USA-Canada Challenge as a part of the junior U17 women's team on April 4-8. She has since competed in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2012 Argentina Tour from May 24 to June 3, 2012. She continued in Surrey BC for Mexico vs. Canada on June 18-20, 2012, and finished the year with a swath of games in Europe from July 4 through 21, and the 2012 Pan Am junior championships from Sept. 10-23 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
In 2013 Stewart competed in Dublin, Ireland at the 2013 Ireland Tour (June 17 to July 3) for the senior women's team and added the 2013 women's junior world cup games from July 27 to August 4, to her already lengthy resume.
Stewart scored her first international goal in just her second game playing with her junior squad at the USA-Canada series on April 4, 2012. Stewart's goal in the 12th minute of play helped give Canada its first win in the series.