Ben Maruquin

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Ben Maruquin
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men’s Field Hockey
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place Mar del Plata 1995 Team Competition

Benjamin ("Ben") Maruquin (born February 26, 1970 in Ventura, California) is a former field hockey sweeper from the United States, who finished twelfth with the national team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

He was taught field hockey by his father Marvin Maruquin and his uncle Beau Stockdill (both of whom competed at the Pan American Games in the 1970s).

He was named as the USA Field Hockey male Athlete of the Year in 1991 and 1993.[2] He competed in over 200 international matches for the USA Men's National Team from 1989-1997.

He moved into coaching after his competitive retirement. He became the head coach at the Ventura County High Performance Training Center in 2006 and was chosen as the USA Men's U-21 Head Coach in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Field Hockey 1996 Olympic Games Team Roster". USA Field Hockey. Retrieved 2007-04-09. 
  2. ^ "USA Field Hockey Athletes of the Year". USA Field Hockey. Retrieved 2007-04-09.