Sarah Sinning of Peconic helped guide Team USA to a silver medal at the Junior Women’s World Championships, a weeklong roller hockey tournament in Toulouse, France. The tournament concluded July 13 with Spain defeating the U.S., 4-2.
Sinning, 17, scored 4 goals with 4 assists in six games for the U.S. and was named team captain. She also tallied 10 penalty minutes.
The U.S. lost 3-1 in the opener to Spain before rolling off wins over New Zealand, Columbia, Australia and Great Britain by a combined score of 30-10. Sinning tallied a hat trick in a 9-2 quarterfinal win over Australia July 11. In the semifinals July 12, the U.S. won 3-2 over Great Britain. Sinning tallied two assists, both on passes to Danielle Dror. The second goal tied the game at 2 in the first period.
Sinning returned home Monday for a week off before preparing to compete in the North American Roller Hockey Championships with her travel team, Tour Roadrunners. She plans to play in both the women’s and girls divisions, according to her father, John Sinning.
Sinning recently graduated from the National Sports Academy, a prep school in Lake Placid where she played on the school’s ice hockey team for the past two years. She’ll continue her ice hockey career starting in the fall at Manhattanville College.