Kelli James

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Kelli James
Medal record
Women's Field Hockey
Representing the  United States
Champions Trophy
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Mar del Plata Team Competition
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Havana Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 1995 Mar del Plata Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 1999 Winnipeg Team Competition

Kelli L. James (born March 16, 1970) is a former field hockey striker from the United States, who earned a total number of 144 caps for the Women's National Team. The former student of the Old Dominion University tied for team scoring lead at the 1999 Pan American Games with 3 goals, and scored four goals in a single match in 4–0 win over China at the 1998 World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands. She won a bronze medal at the 1995 Pan American Games.[1]


James grew up in Medford, New Jersey[2] and attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School.[3]


In 1993, while at Old Dominion, James won the Honda Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's best field hockey player.[4][5]

International Senior Tournaments[edit]


  1. ^ Olderr, S. (2015). The Pan American Games / Los Juegos Panamericanos: A Statistical History, 1951-1999, bilingual edition / Una Historia Estadistica, 1951-1999, edicion bilingue (in Spanish). McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4766-0468-8. Retrieved 2020-03-26.
  2. ^ Vecsey, George. "OLYMPICS;For U.S. Women, Winning Is Hot Issue in Field Hockey", July 17, 1996. Accessed December 19, 2007. "They water the field," said Kelli James, an attacker from Medford, N.J."
  3. ^ Kelli James, USA Field Hockey. Accessed December 19, 2007.
  4. ^ "Former ODU Great Kelli James to be Inducted into USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame". Old Dominion University. Retrieved 2020-03-29.
  5. ^ "Field Hockey". CWSA. Retrieved 2020-03-29.

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