Melissa González (field hockey)

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Melissa González
González in 2016
Personal information
Born (1989-01-24) January 24, 1989 (age 35)
Cortlandt, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Weight 128 lb (58 kg)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career
Years Team
Connecticut Huskies
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2018 United States 234
Medal record
Women's field hockey
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Toronto Team
Pan American Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Lancaster
Champions Trophy
Bronze medal – third place 2016 London

Melissa González (born January 24, 1989) is an American field hockey player.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed for the national team.[2] She was born in Peekskill, New York.[1] She attended Lakeland High School. González completed her collegiate field hockey career at the University of Connecticut. She gained multiple awards during her collegiate career including First Team All-American and Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year. González has competed in World Championship games since 2014. She was named Best Player of the Tournament at the 2017 World League Semifinals in Johannesburg, South Africa. González's Olympic experience includes the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3] In addition to playing, she has been a volunteer assistant coach at UConn, Yale and the University of Massachusetts.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Melissa Gonzalez". London 2012. Archived from the original on May 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hockey: Women: United States". London 2012. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Melissa Gonzalez". Team USA. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Who is... Melissa Gonzalez". NBC Olympics. Retrieved May 2, 2018.

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