Saanich field hockey player Alexis De Armond is starting 2016 on a roll.
The Mount Douglas secondary graduate was recently selected to join the Canadian senior women’s national team as a defender. The team is set to compete in series of tests with the U.S. in California from Feb. 8 to 12.
De Armond was already named to Field Hockey Canada’s junior development program for 2016. In January she toured with the Canadian under-21 team to Santiago, Chile, where the team won three of seven matchups. De Armond will also represent Canada at the Pan American Junior National competition in Trinidad and Tobago, March 29 to April 10, where Canada will compete for a spot at the 2016 Junior World Cup.
When she’s home, De Armond travels weekly to Vancouver to train with the senior national team. She joins former Vikes goalkeeper Kaitlyn Williams and defenders Danielle Hennig and Rosie Beale, and current Vike Kathleen Leahy (mid/defence) on the national team.
As a rookie with the Vikes, De Armond helped the team win silver at the 2015 CIS Women’s Field Hockey Championship in November.