Kelowna’s Natalie Sourisseau will travel to Guadalajara, Mexico this weekend with the Canadian junior women’s field hockey team.
Team Canada will compete in the 2012 Pan American Junior Championship from Sept. 10 to 23.
Sourisseau and the Canadians will be trying to qualify for the 2013 Junior World Cup.
The following is a Q and A with Sourisseau, conducted by Field Hockey Canada:
FHC: What are you most looking forward to at the 2012 Pan American Junior Championship ?
Natalie: I am really looking forward to having the whole team together again, and to finally play in our first major tournament which we have been working towards for so long. I am also looking forward to being able to put everything we have learned into action in order to hopefully medal, and qualify for the Junior World Cup. We are shooting for gold.
FHC: What are your personal goals for Guadalajara?
Natalie: My personal goals are to continue working on controlling the tempo of the game as well as my possession skills under pressure.
FHC: Did the Europe Tour in July prepare you for Guadalajara?
Natalie: Our tour to Europe helped us build on our team play and tactics, as well as continue to fine tune our skills and build chemistry against some very tough opposition. We also used the tour to develop our offensive game which was missing at times in Argentina.