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United States women's national field hockey team

The United States women's national field hockey team,[2][3] coached by Janneke Schopman since 2017, made its first international appearance in 1920 when a touring team visited England, coached by Constance M.K. Applebee. The team made several international appearances in the early 20th Century, leading to the United States hosting the eighth International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations Tournament in 1963. Once the IFWHA merged with its counterpart on the men's side, the United States' first appearance at an FIH-sanctioned tournament was the 1983 Women's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where the Americans ended up in sixth place. They have won bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics and bronze at the 1994 World Cup.[4][5]

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AssociationUSA Field Hockey
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachJanneke Schopman
Assistant coach(es)Phil Edwards
Nick Shedd
ManagerMaren Langford
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Current 12 Steady (22 January 2019)[1]

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OlympicsEdit

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic GamesEdit

During the 1984 Summer Olympics, the team won their first international prize, a bronze medal. This happened after The Netherlands defeated Australia (2–0) in the final match of the round-robin tournament and Australia and the United States were left tied for third place with identical records: two wins, two losses, one draw, and nine goals scored and seven goals conceded. Following the Holland-Australia match, the United States players came down from the stands and competed with the Australians in a penalty shoot-out to decide the bronze medal. The US won the shootout (10–5) to claim America's first Olympic medal in women's field hockey.[6]

Beijing 2008 Olympic GamesEdit

The Olympic qualifying squad placed first in the second series of games during the 2008 Women's Hockey Olympic Qualifier. The team finished in eighth place in the 2008 Summer Olympics. They lost to Germany 4-2 to end their run in the Olympic Games.[7]

London 2012 Olympic GamesEdit

The USWNT qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games after defeating Argentina 4-2 at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The U.S. had high hopes of finishing their rocky 2012 Olympic campaign on a high note. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen for Team USA as the final match at Riverbank Arena in London’s Olympic Park ended with a disappointing 2-1 loss to Belgium, leaving the U.S. with a last place finish in the tournament.

Rio 2016 Olympic GamesEdit

In similar fashion to qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the USWNT defeated Argentina at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada to punch their ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In pool play the USWNT toppled both global hockey powerhouses Argentina (2nd FIH World Ranked) and Australia (3rd FIH World Ranked) with the same score of 2-1. Continuing in their preliminary schedule the USA rose above Japan 6-1 as well as India with a score of 3-0. Great Britain was USA’s final pool play competitor who defeated the USWNT dashing their near spotless record with a 2-1 win. In quartefinal play, Germany was able to grab one more goal than the USWNT to develop a 2-1 score, bringing USA's Olympic Games campaign to a close. The team finished in fifth place overall.

Tournament historyEdit

 
The team in 2016

A red box around indicates tournaments played in the United States

Competition       Total
Hockey World Cup 1 1
Summer Olympics 1 1
Pan American Games 2 5 1 8
Pan American Cup 4 1 5
Champions Trophy 2 2
Total 2 9 6 17

Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Position
Los Angeles 1984 3rd place
Seoul 1988 8th place
Atlanta 1996 5th place
Beijing 2008 8th place
London 2012 12th place
Rio de Janeiro 2016 5th place
Total 6/10

World CupEdit

Year Position
Malaysia 1983 6th place
Netherlands 1986 9th place
Australia 1990 12th place
Ireland 1994 3rd place
Netherlands 1998 8th place
Australia 2002 9th place
Spain 2006 6th place
Netherlands 2014 4th place
England 2018 14th place
Total 8/13

World LeagueEdit

Year Position
Argentina 2012–13 10th placp
Argentina 2014–15 9th place
New Zealand 2016–17 7th place

Pan American GamesEdit

Year Position
United States 1987 2nd place
Cuba 1991 3rd place
Argentina 1995 2nd place
Canada 1999 2nd place
Dominican Republic 2003 2nd place
Brazil 2007 2nd place
Mexico 2011 1st place
Canada 2015 1st place
Total 8/8

Pan American CupEdit

Year Position
Jamaica 2001 2nd place
Barbados 2004 2nd place
Bermuda 2009 2nd place
Argentina 2013 2nd place
USA 2017 3rd place
Total 5/5

Champions TrophyEdit

Year Position
Argentina 1995 3rd place
Germany 1997 6th place
England 2016 3rd place
Total 3/21

Champions ChallengeEdit

Year Position
South Africa 2002 5th place
Italy 2003 5th place
United States 2005 5th place
Azerbaijan 2007 4th place
Ireland 2011 2nd place
Ireland 2012 2nd place
Scotland 2014 1st place
Total 7/8

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 18 players were named in the United States squad for the 2019 Pro League matches against Belgium and the Netherlands on 10 and 14 April 2019.[8]

Caps are current as of 14 April 2019 after the match against the Netherlands.

Head coach: Janneke Schopman

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
30 1GK Kealsie Robles (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 22) 6   Focus Field Hockey Club
31 1GK Kelsey Bing (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 21) 6   Texas Pride

5 2DF Casey Umstead (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 23) 7   X-Calibur
12 2DF Amanda Magadan (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 24) 59   Rapid Fire Elite
14 2DF Julia Young (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 23) 38   Focus Field Hockey Club
20 2DF Ali Froede (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 26) 73   Rampage
28 2DF Caitlin Van Sickle (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 29) 133   First State Diamonds
29 2DF Alyssa Manley (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 24) 106   Sutters Brigade & High Styx

2 3MF Lauren Moyer (1995-05-13) 13 May 1995 (age 23) 57   Nook Hockey
13 3MF Ashley Hoffman (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 22) 50   X-Calibur
16 3MF Linnea Gonzales (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 21) 15   H20 Field Hockey
17 3MF Anna Dessoye (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 24) 36   Valley Styx
23 3MF Mackenzie Allessie (2001-03-06) 6 March 2001 (age 18) 10   Alleycats
27 3MF Laura Hurff (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 22) 22   X-Calibur

4 4FW Danielle Grega (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 22) 10   KaPow & PA Elite FHC
11 4FW Taylor West (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 25) 64   The Shore
22 4FW Nicole Woods (1996-07-07) 7 July 1996 (age 22) 42   Northeast Elite
24 4FW Kathleen Sharkey (C) (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 28) 158   Valley Styx

The remainder of the 2019 national squad is as follows:

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
3 1GK Jessica Jecko (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 25) 9   CNY

7 3MF Catherine Caro (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 24) 15   Spirit Eagles
8 3MF Alyssa Parker (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 24) 32   Washington Wolves
18 3MF Mary Beth Barham (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 28) 15   Capital Pegasus

1 4FW Erin Matson (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 19) 48   WC Eagles
10 4FW Jill Funk (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 27) 148   Penn Lanco
19 4FW Kelly Marks (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 26) 0   New Canaan
26 4FW Margaux Paolino (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 21) 15   X-Calibur

Notable playersEdit

ResultsEdit

2019Edit

Chile Test SeriesEdit


FIH Pro LeagueEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings January 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Olympics 2016 - New-look U.S. field hockey team can go from worst to first". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Why USA Olympic field hockey suddenly isn't terrible". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team Exits Olympics With Quarterfinal Loss To Germany". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Mifflin, Lawrie (August 13, 2008). "FINAL SCORE: Women's Field Hockey USA 2-4 Germany". Rings Blog. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "United States". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved April 23, 2019.

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