Graduate student Marina Montes-Nino of the Converse Field Hockey Team has been chosen to play on the Peruvian National Team during the pre-selection stage of the Pan-Am games in 2019. Montes-Nino will be in Argentina from April 1-17 to train with the team before facing off against the local Argentinian club in preparation for the Pan-Am Games, which is being hosted by Peru in 2019. Marina is not alone as she will be playing on the team with her younger sister in hopes of bringing home a gold for the Peruvian team.
During her first season with the Valkyries, Marina turned in a brilliant and memorable performance, leading the team with 14 goals, including two game-winners. Montes-Nino registered hat-tricks in wins against Newberry (Oct. 12) and Queens (Nov. 2), while also posting two scores each in games against Molloy on Oct. 8th and 29th.