United States women's national field hockey team
|Association||USA Field Hockey|
|Assistant coach||Phil Edwards|
|FIH ranking||7 (3) (November 2017)|
The United States women's national field hockey team, 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.
- 1 Olympics
- 2 Tournament history
- 3 Team
- 4 Results
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games
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.
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
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.
London 2012 Olympic Games
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 Games
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.
A red box around indicates tournaments played in the United States
|Hockey World Cup||–||–||1||1|
|Pan American Games||2||5||1||8|
|Pan American Cup||–||4||1||5|
|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|
|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|
|Argentina 2012–13||10th place|
|Argentina 2014–15||9th place|
|New Zealand 2016–17||7th place|
Pan American Games
|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|
Pan American Cup
|Jamaica 2001||2nd place|
|Barbados 2004||2nd place|
|Bermuda 2009||2nd place|
|Argentina 2013||2nd place|
|USA 2017||3rd place|
|Argentina 1995||3rd place|
|Germany 1997||6th place|
|England 2016||3rd place|
|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|
Head coach: Janneke Schopman
- Erin Matson
- Stefanie Fee
- Loren Shealy
- Melissa Gonzalez (C)
- Alesha Widdall (GK)
- Catherine Caro
- Alyssa Parker
- Michelle Vittese
- Jill Funk
- Taylor West
- Amanda Magadan
- Ashley Hoffman
- Julia Young
- Carissa Vittese
- Anna Dessoye
- Mary Barham
- Lauren Moyer
- Ali Froede
- Nicole Woods
- Lauren Blazing (GK)
- Kathleen Sharkey
- Margaux Paolino
- Laura Hurff
- Caitlin van Sickle
- Alyssa Manley
- Tara Vittese
- Jaclyn Briggs (GK)
- Beth Anders
- Charlene Morett-Curtiss
- Kate Barber
- Beth Beglin
- Kris Fillat
- Tracey Fuchs
- Sheryl Johnson
- Barbara Marois
- Marcia Pankratz
- Karen Shelton
- Amy Tran
Netherlands Test Series
|25 January 2018 Test Match||United States||0–4||Netherlands||San Diego, United States|
|18:30 (PST)||Report||van Male 6'
van Maasakker 14'
|27 January 2018 Test Match||United States||2–7||Netherlands||San Diego, United States|
|18:30 (PST)||Sharkey 43'
de Waard 17'
Welten 26', 40', 60'
|28 January 2018 Test Match||United States||1–7||Netherlands||San Diego, United States|
|18:30 (PST)||Moyer 42'||Report||van den Assem 18', 49'
Verschoor 29', 31'
van Geffen 38'
|30 January 2018 Test Match||United States||1–2||Netherlands||San Diego, United States|
|18:30 (PST)||Sharkey 34'||Report||Keetels 33'
Canada Test Series
|21 February 2018 Test Match||United States||3–4||Canada||San Diego, United States|
|14:00 (PST)||West 11'
Sourisseau 46', 54'
|22 February 2018 Test Match||United States||1–2||Canada||San Diego, United States|
|14:00 (PST)||West 7'||Report||Wright 50'
|24 February 2018 Test Match||United States||2–1||Canada||San Diego, United States|
|14:00 (PST)||Gonzalez 28'
|25 February 2018 Test Match||United States||3–3||Canada||San Diego, United States|
|14:00 (PST)||Witmer 14'
T. Vittese 47', 59'
Chile Test Series
|9 April 2018 Test Match||United States||2–2||Chile||Lancaster, United States|
|18:30 (EST)||Sharkey 41'
|Stadium: Spooky Nook Sports Park
|11 April 2018 Test Match||United States||6–0||Chile||Lancaster, United States|
|18:30 (EST)||Hurff 4'
Matson 9', 59'
|Report||Stadium: Spooky Nook Sports Park
|13 April 2018 Test Match||United States||5–1||Chile||Lancaster, United States|
|18:30 (EST)||Magadan 15'
|Report||Jacob 20'||Stadium: Spooky Nook Sports Park
|14 April 2018 Test Match||United States||1–1||Chile||Lancaster, United States|
|18:30 (EST)||van Sickle 52'||Report||Krimerman 54'||Stadium: Spooky Nook Sports Park
Argentina Test Series
|11 June 2018 Test Match||Argentina||0–0||United States||Tucumán, Argentina|
|20:00 (TM)||Report||Stadium: Club Natación y Gimnasia
|12 June 2018 Test Match||Argentina||3–1||United States||Tucumán, Argentina|
|20:00 (TM)||Habif 32'
von der Heyde 46', 47'
|Report||Matson 50'||Stadium: Club Natación y Gimnasia
|14 June 2018 Test Match||Argentina||4–0||United States||Tucumán, Argentina|
|20:00 (TM)||Merino 15'
Granatto 33', 43'
|Report||Stadium: Club Natación y Gimnasia
|16 June 2018 Test Match||Argentina||2–1||United States||Tucumán, Argentina|
|18:00 (TM)||Merino 15'
|Report||West 4'||Stadium: Club Natación y Gimnasia
|17 June 2018 Test Match||Argentina||3–1||United States||Tucumán, Argentina|
|18:00 (TM)||Granatto 21'
|Report||Matson 39'||Stadium: Club Natación y Gimnasia
Women's Hockey World Cup
|21 July 2018 Group Stage||United States||v||Ireland||London, United Kingdom|
|18:00 (GB)||Report||Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
|25 July 2018 Group Stage||United States||v||England||London, United Kingdom|
|20:00 (GB)||Report||Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
|29 July 2018 Group Stage||India||v||United States||London, United Kingdom|
|17:00 (GB)||Report||Stadium: Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
- "USA Field Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved 14 December 2014.
- "Olympics 2016 - New-look U.S. field hockey team can go from worst to first". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- "Why USA Olympic field hockey suddenly isn't terrible". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- "U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team Exits Olympics With Quarterfinal Loss To Germany". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
- Mifflin, Lawrie (2008-08-13). "FINAL SCORE: Women's Field Hockey USA 2-4 Germany". Rings Blog. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
- "United States". FIH. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2016.