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Nikki Parsley carries U.S flag at Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Jan 17, 2013
Source: Submitted

Lara Nikki Parsley, a member of the U 21 National Field Hockey Team, was chosen as the flag bearer for the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

Nikki led the United States delegation into the Australian Olympic Stadium.

There are 1,600 athletes competing in the festival.

Nikki is a former star player at Milford in field hockey and softball and now plays at Northwestern University.

Maxine Fluharty, who played at Sussex Tech and now plays for the University of Maryland, was also in Australia as a member of the U 21 national team.

Maryland Terrapins Maxine Fluharty and Katie Gerzabek are both with the U.S. Junior National Team in Sydney, Australia, for the Australian Youth Olympic Festival. They are competing in a round robin tournament from Jan. 16-20. (Photo by:
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