United States women's national field hockey team

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United States
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Association USA Field Hockey
Confederation PAHF (Americas)
Coach Craig Parnham
Manager Kelly Knapp
Captain Lauren Crandall
FIH ranking 5 (March 2015)
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The United States women's national field hockey team represents the United States in international field hockey competitions.[1][2]

The team, coached by Craig Parnham since 2013, 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 1984 Summer Olympics and bronze at the 1994 World Cup.


1984 Summer Olympics[edit]

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.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]

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.

Tournament History[edit]

A red box around indicates tournaments played in the United States

Competition 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Hockey World Cup 1 1
Summer Olympics 1 1
Pan American Games 1 5 1 7
Pan American Cup 4 4
Champions Trophy 1 1
Total 1 9 4 13

Summer Olympics

Year Position
United States 1984 3rd place
Korea 1988 8th place
United States 1996 5th place
People's Republic of China 2008 8th place
United Kingdom 2012 12th place
Total 5/9

Hockey World Cup

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
Total 8/13

FIH Hockey World League

Year Position
Argentina 2012–13 10th place
Argentina 2014–15

Pan American Games

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
Total 7/7

Pan American Cup

Year Position
Jamaica 2001 2nd place
Barbados 2004 2nd place
Bermuda 2009 2nd place
Argentina 2013 2nd place
Total 4/4

Hockey Champions Trophy

Year Position
Argentina 1995 3rd place
Germany 1997 6th place
Total 2/20

Hockey Champions Challenge

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

Current squad[edit]

Roster for the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup.[3]

Head coach: Craig Parnham

No. Player Pos. Age
2 Stefanie Fee 24
5 Melissa Gonzalez 25
6 Alesha Widdall GK 24
7 Kelsey Kolojejchick 22
8 Rachel Dawson 28
9 Michelle Vittese 24
10 Jill Witmer 22
12 Julia Reinprecht 22
13 Emily Wold 19
No. Player Pos. Age
14 Katie Reinprecht 24
16 Katie O'Donnell 25
18 Michelle Kasold 27
19 Caroline Nichols 29
21 Paige Selenski 23
23 Katelyn Falgowski 25
24 Kathleen Sharkey 24
27 Lauren Crandall (c) 29
31 Jackie Kintzer GK 26

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Women's National Team Roster". Retrieved 14 December 2014.