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Scheyer Earns Silver with US at Maccabiah Games

Camille Scheyer. (photo by Gregg Zelkin)
Camille Scheyer. (photo by Gregg Zelkin)

PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- Rising sophomore forward/midfielder Camille Scheyer (Glencoe, Ill.) is coming back to the Yale field hockey team with a silver medal, earned as part of the U.S. team at the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel. The U.S. beat Holland 3-2 in the semifinals Wednesday before falling to Argentina 2-0 in the gold medal game Thursday at HaMoshava Stadium.

The U.S., which finished third at the previous Maccabiah Games (in 2013), opened play this year with a 7-0 win vs. Israel July 5 -- with Scheyer scoring one of the goals. This past Sunday the U.S. fell to Argentina 3-0, but Team USA concluded round robin play with a 3-2 win vs. Holland on Monday. That set up a rematch between those teams in the semis, which the U.S. won by the same score. Argentina then topped the U.S. for gold Thursday.

Scheyer was one of 16 athletes selected for the Open Women's Field Hockey team for Team USA. The World Maccabiah Games take place every four years and are the world's third-largest international sporting event, with a record 10,000 athletes this year -- representing 80 nations in more than 40 sports. The principal mission of the Maccabiah, per the event's website, is "to facilitate a worldwide gathering of young Jewish athletes in Israel, staging the highest possible levels of sports competitions, and strengthening their connection to the State of Israel and the Jewish people."

Scheyer appeared in 14 games for Yale last season, including three starts. She scored one goal -- the game-winner in the season opener against Sacred Heart.

A member of Pierson College, Scheyer is a graduate of North Shore Country Day School and played for Windy City Field Hockey Club.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity