Former Boston University field hockey standout Valentina Cerda Eimbcke is bringing home a silver medal to Chile after her national team had its best finish ever at the Pan American Cup, held last week at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa.
Making her first appearance on Chilean national team roster, Cerda Eimbcke served as the backup goalkeeper on a squad that split its two games in pool play to earn a spot in the semifinals against Team USA. In the semifinal round, Chile held off the American squad in a wild game by a score of 4-3 thanks to a last-minute goal. In the gold-medal game, Chile faced rival Argentina and fell by a score of 4-1.
A two-time Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year, Cerda Eimbcke finished her stellar collegiate career with 37 wins, a .763 save percentage and a .1.47 goals-against average. She was named to the All-Patriot League First Team in both her junior and senior seasons and earned team MVP honors those years as well. Right before her graduation from the Questrom School of Business in 2014, Cerda Eimbcke was named the Boston University Woman of the Year.