NU teen tabbed for Futures Program |

NU teen tabbed for Futures Program

Tanzi Lampert, a 15-year-old Nevada Union High School sophomore, recently was notified of her being accepted into the United States Field Hockey Association “Futures Program” after attending the West Regional Trials at Stanford University earlier this month.

Lampert, a Grass Valley resident, is the oldest of three girls. The Lamperts’ middle child, Lindsey, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Seven Hills Middle School, also attended the trials. Their mother, Liz, played college-level field hockey while a young lady in native New Zealand.

Tanzi and Lindsey have only been playing field hockey since early May of this year. Their coach, Pico van Houtryve of the Gold Country Field Hockey Association (GCFHA), is a former member of the 1992 US Junior National Men’s Field Hockey Team.

In April, van Houtryve founded the GCFHA and said he now hopes Tanzi’s achievement will be the spark interest in a girls field hockey team next year at Nevada Union High School.

Tanzi competed against the top 100 players in her region, most of whom are varsity high school girls field hockey players with two or more years of experience.

Four GCFHA players attended the trials, including Curran Hamilton and Heather Joyce. Of the four players, only Tanzi has been notified of her selection to the Futures Program, which includes both male and female athletes between the ages of 11 and 18.

The U.S. Field Hockey Futures Program is the Olympic Developmental division of the United States Field Hockey Association. The purpose of the Futures Program is to raise the level of hockey throughout the United States and identify talented players that might be future Olympic level athletes.

For more information about the Futures Program, please click onto For more information about Gold Country Field Hockey, please call van Houtryve at (530) 219-0571.

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