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.