United States women's national field hockey team

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AssociationUSA Field Hockey
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachJanneke Schopman
Assistant coach(es)Phil Edwards
Nick Shedd
ManagerMaren Langford
CaptainKathleen Sharkey
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Current 13 Steady (8 September 2019)[1]

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]

Olympics[edit]

Los Angeles 1984 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.[6]

Beijing 2008 Olympics[edit]

The Olympic qualifying squad placed first in the second series of games during the 2008 Women's Hockey Olympic Qualifier. They lost to Germany (4–2) and finished in eighth place. [7]

London 2012 Olympics[edit]

The USWNT qualified for the London 2012 Summer Olympics 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 did not 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 Olympics[edit]

The team in 2016

In similar fashion to qualifying for the London 2012 Olympics, the USWNT defeated Argentina at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada to punch their ticket to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. 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 pushed past Japan (6–1) and India (3–0). The match in quarter-final play with Great Britain blemished the undefeated record of USWNT, 2–1. They placed fifth.

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup[8]
Year Host city Position
1981 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina DNP
1983 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
1986 Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 9th
1990 Australia Sydney, Australia 12th
1994 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland 3rd
1998 Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands 8th
2002 Australia Perth, Australia 9th
2006 Spain Madrid, Spain 6th
2010 Argentina Rosario, Argentina DNP
2014 Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands 4th
2018 England London, England 14th
Pan American Cup[9]
Year Host city Position
2001 Jamaica Kingston, Jamaica 2nd
2004 Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd
2009 Bermuda Hamilton, Bermuda 2nd
2013 Argentina Mendoza, Argentina 2nd
2017 United States Lancaster, United States 3rd
Pan American Games[10]
Year Host city Position
1987 United States Indianapolis, United States 2nd
1991 Cuba Havana, Cuba 3rd
1995 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd
1999 Canada Winnipeg, Canada 2nd
2003 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd
2007 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd
2011 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico 1st
2015 Canada Toronto, Canada 1st
2019 Peru Lima, Peru Qualified
Olympic Games[11]
Year Host city Position
1980 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union N/A
1984 United States Los Angeles, United States 3rd
1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea 8th
1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain DNP
1996 United States Atlanta, United States 5th
2000 Australia Sydney, Australia DNP
2004 Greece Athens, Greece DNP
2008 China Beijing, China 8th
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 12th
2016 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th
2020 Japan Tokyo, Japan TBD
Champions Trophy[12]
Year Host city Position
1987–1993 Did not participate
1995 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd
1997 Germany Berlin, Germany 6th
1999–2014 Did not participate
2016 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 3rd
World League[13]
Year Round Host city Position
2012–13 Round 2 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st
Semi-finals England London, England 5th
2014–15 Semi-finals Spain Valencia, Spain 5th
2016–17 Semi-final South Africa Johannesburg, South Africa 1st
Final New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand 7th
Pro League[14]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 9th

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were named in the United States squad for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru from 29 July to 9 August 2019.[15]

Caps are current as of 22 June 2019 after the match against Germany.

Head coach: Janneke Schopman

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
30 1GK Kealsie Robles (reserve) (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 22) 6 0 United States Focus Field Hockey Club
31 1GK Kelsey Bing (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 22) 14 0 United States Texas Pride

5 2DF Casey Umstead (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 23) 15 0 United States X-Calibur
12 2DF Amanda Magadan (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 24) 67 4 United States Rapid Fire Elite
14 2DF Julia Young (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 24) 44 1 United States Focus Field Hockey Club
20 2DF Ali Froede (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 26) 81 3 United States Rampage
28 2DF Caitlin van Sickle (1990-01-26) 26 January 1990 (age 29) 138 8 United States First State Diamonds
29 2DF Alyssa Manley (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 25) 114 1 United States Sutters Brigade & High Styx

2 3MF Lauren Moyer (1995-05-13) 13 May 1995 (age 24) 63 5 United States Nook Hockey
8 3MF Alyssa Parker (reserve) (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 25) 37 4 United States Washington Wolves
13 3MF Ashley Hoffman (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 22) 57 4 United States X-Calibur
16 3MF Linnea Gonzales (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22) 18 2 United States H20 Field Hockey
17 3MF Anna Dessoye (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 25) 44 2 United States Valley Styx
23 3MF Mackenzie Allessie (2001-03-06) 6 March 2001 (age 18) 17 3 United States Alleycats

1 4FW Erin Matson (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 19) 54 9 United States WC Eagles
4 4FW Danielle Grega (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 23) 18 6 United States KaPow & PA Elite FHC
24 4FW Kathleen Sharkey (C) (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 29) 166 44 United States Valley Styx
26 4FW Margaux Paolino (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 22) 21 4 United States X-Calibur

The remainder of the 2019 national squad is as follows:

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
3 1GK Jessica Jecko (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 25) 10 0 United States CNY

19 2DF Kelly Marks (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 27) 1 0 United States New Canaan
21 2DF Alexandra Hammel (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 23) 0 0 United States Boston University

6 3MF Virginia Bramley (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 22) 0 0 United States Penn State University
7 3MF Catherine Caro (1995-02-05) 5 February 1995 (age 24) 15 1 United States Spirit Eagles
18 3MF Mary Barham (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 28) 20 0 United States Capital Pegasus
27 3MF Laura Hurff (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 23) 23 1 United States X-Calibur

10 4FW Jill Funk (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 28) 148 41 United States Penn Lanco
11 4FW Taylor West (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 25) 71 16 United States The Shore
22 4FW Nicole Woods (1996-07-07) 7 July 1996 (age 23) 42 1 United States Northeast Elite

Notable players[edit]

Results[edit]

2019[edit]

Chile Test Series[edit]

FIH Pro League[edit]

Pan American Games[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 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. ^ "Home – FIH".
  9. ^ "Oceania Cup". Hockey Australia.
  10. ^ "Home – FIH".
  11. ^ "Home – FIH".
  12. ^ "Home – FIH".
  13. ^ "Home – FIH".
  14. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". FIH.
  15. ^ "Schopman Names Roster to Compete at 2019 Pan American Games". Team USA. Retrieved July 23, 2019.

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