United States men's national field hockey team

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United States
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Association United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA)
Confederation PAHF (Americas)
Coach Rutger Wiese
FIH ranking 28 (2016)
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United States men's national field hockey team
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Bronze medal – third place 1932 Los Angeles Team

The United States men's national field hockey team represents the United States in the international field hockey competitions. The governing body is the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA), which is a US Olympic Committee organization.[1][2]

The team has won Bronze at the 1932 Summer Olympics, and has had success in the Pan American Games and Pan American Cup.

Field hockey is not a major sport at college level in the United States, so the men's team does not have as much experience as most other international teams. The sport is largely thought of as a women’s game in the United States; field hockey has historically been used as a “Title IX” sport to offset the large number of men who play college football, and as such, colleges have typically only sponsored women's field hockey teams. The players on the national team play overseas in European and Australian leagues.

History[edit]

In their first Olympics in 1932, team USA hosted India and Japan. With only 3 teams in the tournament, the U.S. lost both their games and finished 3rd for the Bronze medal.

The team was again the host nation for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. During group stages they lost to Australia 2-1. In the 9th-12th place playoff the US lost to Kenya in sudden death penalty strokes 6-5 after 1-1 regulation and then lost 11th/12th place game to Malaysia 9-8 in sudden death penalty strokes after 3-3 tie in regulation. The team finished last in tournament play.

In Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, again held in the USA, the squad finished last again.

The U.S. missed out on the final of the 2009 from a missed penalty stroke in normal time. Had the penalty been converted the team would have won the final vs Canada for direct qualification to the World Cup. As it was, they lost in OT on a golden goal and Canada went to the 2010 World Cup in India.

The USA team has not qualified for an outdoor World Cup. However, the team has competed twice for the indoor World Cup, most recently in 2011.

Finishing 5th at the 2015 Pan American Games, the USMNT missed out on openly qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In 2016, the USMNT competed in FIH Hockey World League Round 1 in Salamanca, Mexico. The U.S. Men's National Team put in a dominant performance to finish undefeated and as FIH Hockey World League Round 1 champions to secure a spot at FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in March 2017. The 6-1 win over Barbados added to USA's 33 goals while only allowing 2 over the 4 match tournament. Going into the final, the USMNT was familiar with their opponent as they had played Barbados in the first game and came out on top with a 3-1 victory. With the roster that was representing the USA, the squad kept developing their play throughout the week culminating in a dominant performance in the final.

Tournament history[edit]

Summer Olympics

FIH Hockey World League

Pan American Cup

Pan American Games

Indoor Hockey World Cup

Current squad[edit]

The following athletes are on the current 2017 USMNT:

  • Kevin Barber (Camarillo, Calif.)
  • Michael Barminski (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Tom Barratt (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Sean Cicchi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
  • Mohan Gandhi (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Alex Grassi (Brookeville, Md.)
  • Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • William Holt (Camarillo, Calif.)
  • Aki Kaeppeler (Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Brandon Karess (Allentown, Pa.) GK
  • Christen Linney (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Manny Martinez (Lakeside, Calif.)
  • Tom McCarthy (East Windson, Conn.)
  • Adam Miller (Panama City, Fla.)
  • Johnny Orozco (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Chris Rea (San Diego, Calif.) GK
  • Mortiz Runzi (Boston, Mass.)
  • Paul Singh (Simi Valley, Calif.)
  • Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, Calif.)
  • Andy Zayac (Hayward, Calif.) GK

The following athletes are on the 2017 USMNT Developmental Squad:

  • Grayson Javins (Paihia, New Zealand) GK
  • Amardeep Khokar (Valencia, Calif.)
  • Kai Kokolakis (Wiesbaden, Germany)
  • George McGuigan (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Nick Molscan (Wanganui, New Zealand)
  • Nate O'Lari (Orange, Mass.) GK
  • Keeling Pilaro (Southhampton, N.Y.)
  • Nick Richardson (Kent Hill, Maine)
  • Ruben van Dam (Valkenswaard, The Netherlands)

The following athletes are on the 2017 US U19 National Team:

  • Jaxon Bakerman (Westlake Village, Calif.)
  • Payton Breslow (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • Christian Deangelis (Doylestown, Pa.)
  • Jack Gallucci (Trumbull, Conn.)
  • Rajen Rene Gupta (Agoura Hills, Calif.)
  • Liam Hawley (Ventura, Calif.)
  • Colin Hennessy (Marlborough, Mass.)
  • Wander Hommes (Westlake Village, Calif.)
  • Graeme Jackson (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • Amar Khokar (Valencia, Calif.)
  • David Kristof (Darien, Conn.) GK
  • Ethan Lasala (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Kabeer Majhu (Oak Park, Calif.)
  • Alberto Montilla (Allen, Texas)
  • Ajit Parmar (Fremont, Calif.)
  • Keeling Pilaro (Southamption, N.Y.)
  • Dean Schiller (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Jaiveer Singh (Hayward, Calif.)
  • Ben Smarsh (Monument, Colo.)
  • Galvin Stuart (Old Saybrook, Conn.) GK
  • Ryan Torigian (Simi Valley, Calif.) GK
  • Sahil Vig (Simi Valley, Calif.)
  • Maxwell Walshaw (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)

The following athletes are on the 2017 US U16 National Team:

  • Zachary Bakerman (Westlake Village, Calif.)
  • Leo Baumgardner (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Thomas Boldt (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Gerald Cutone (Reading, Mass.)
  • Corey Dykema (Newport News, Va.)
  • Brett Eisner (Lafayette, Calif.)
  • Wyatt Katz (Santa Rosa Valley, Calif.)
  • Michael Mendoza (Monument, Colo.)
  • Phil Schofield (Moorpark, Calif.) GK
  • Russell Smith (Camarillo, Calif.) GK
  • Cameron Spach (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Spencer Walshaw (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  • Ike Wood (Manlius, N.Y.)
  • Samuel Zuzick (Moorpark, Calif.)

Head Coach: Rutger Wiese (2017)

Associate Head Coach: Brian Scheldorn (2017)

Video Analysts & Team Manager: Chris Pothier (2017)

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Brett Kahanowitch (2017)

Special Consultant: Steve Danielson (2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 12 December 2014.