United States women's national field hockey team

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United States
AssociationUSA Field Hockey
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
Head CoachDavid Passmore
ManagerKrista Page
CaptainAmanda Magadan
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Home
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FIH ranking
Current 13 Increase 2 (12 March 2024)[1]
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1984)
Best result3rd (1984)
World Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1983)
Best result3rd (1994)
Pan American Games
Appearances9 (first in 1987)
Best result1st (2011, 2015)
Pan American Cup
Appearances6 (first in 2001)
Best result2nd (2001, 2004, 2009, 2013)

The United States women's national field hockey team,[2][3] represents the United States in international field hockey. The team is currently coached by David Passmore.[4] It 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.[5][6]

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.[7]

Beijing 2008 Olympics[edit]

The Olympic qualifying squad placed first in the second series of games during the 2008 Women's Hockey Olympic Qualifier. At the Olympics, the team finished fourth in pool B and lost the seventh/eight place play-off to Germany 2–4, finishing in eighth place.[8]

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 US pushed past Japan (6–1) and India (3–0). The match in quarter-final play with Great Britain blemished the undefeated record of USWNT and resulted in a loss, 2–1. They placed fifth.

Tournament history[edit]

World Cup[9]
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
2022 Spain Terrassa / Netherlands Amstelveen DNP
Pan American Cup[10]
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
2022 Trinidad and Tobago Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago 4th
Pan American Games[9]
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 3rd
Olympic Games[9]
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 DNP
2024 France Paris, France Qualified
Champions Trophy[9]
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[9]
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[11]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019 Netherlands Amstelveen, Netherlands 9th
2020–21 N/A 9th
2021–22 N/A 9th
2022–23 N/A 9th (relegated)

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players represented the United States in the FIH Pro League match against Great Britain in London, Great Britain.[12]

Caps are current as of 21 June 2023 after the match against Great Britain.

Head coach: Republic of Ireland David Passmore

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps GoalsClub
31 GK Kelsey Bing (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 26) 57 0 Australia Adelaide Fire
32 GK Jennifer Rizzo (1997-09-22) 22 September 1997 (age 26) 11 0 United States Alley Cats

7 DF Jillian Wolgemuth (1998-04-28) 28 April 1998 (age 25) 34 0 Australia Tassie Tigers
15 DF Fusine Govaert (1998-04-27) 27 April 1998 (age 25) 11 0 Netherlands Klein Zwitserland
13 DF Ashley Hoffman (C) (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 27) 98 10 United States X-Calibur
21 DF Alexandra Hammel (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 27) 38 1 United States HTC Field Hockey
36 DF Meredith Sholder (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 25) 17 0 United States Firestyx

3 MF Ashley Sessa (2004-06-23) 23 June 2004 (age 19) 22 4 United States WC Eagles
8 MF Brooke DeBerdine (1999-05-19) 19 May 1999 (age 24) 28 0 Australia Tassie Tigers
12 MF Amanda Golini (C) (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 29) 121 12 United States Rapid Fire Elite
17 MF Elizabeth Yeager (2003-06-17) 17 June 2003 (age 20) 25 5 United States WC Eagles
20 MF Leah Crouse (2000-02-22) 22 February 2000 (age 24) 18 2 United States TCOYO
25 MF Karlie Kisha (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 28) 40 1 United States Highstyx
27 MF Emma DeBerdine (2001-06-14) 14 June 2001 (age 22) 11 0 United States Nook Hockey

1 FW Abigail Tamer (2003-07-09) 9 July 2003 (age 20) 4 2 United States Pinnacle
6 FW Megan Rodgers (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 25) 23 3 United States RUSH
9 FW Madeleine Zimmer (2001-09-29) 29 September 2001 (age 22) 22 1 United States Alley Cats
35 FW Sanne Caarls (1998-03-16) 16 March 1998 (age 26) 23 2 Belgium Braxgata

The following players make up the remainder of the national squad:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kealsie Robles (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 27) 27 0 United States Focus FHC vs.  Peru; 23 January 2022

DF Alia Marshall (2000-10-05) 5 October 2000 (age 23) 0 0 United States Oranje-Gotta Love it!
DF Josie Hollamon (2005-01-07) 7 January 2005 (age 19) 5 0 United States Shore Byrds FHC vs.  Argentina; 5 March 2023
DF Jacqueline Sumfest (1998-10-12) 12 October 1998 (age 25) 30 0 Australia Tassie Tigers vs.  Netherlands; 20 June 2023
DF Mia Abello (2004-07-03) 3 July 2004 (age 19) 0 0 United States Texas Pride
DF Caroline Ramsey (2001-07-29) 29 July 2001 (age 22) 0 0 United States New Heights FHC
DF Natalie Konerth (1995-04-18) 18 April 1995 (age 28) 5 1 United States Washington Wolves vs.  Belgium; 26 June 2022
DF Katie Dixon (2002-06-18) 18 June 2002 (age 21) 0 0 United States Carolina All Stars

MF Linnea Gonzales (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 26) 37 4 United States H20 Field Hockey vs.  Great Britain; 23 May 2021
MF Kelee LePage (1997-10-04) 4 October 1997 (age 26) 22 0 United States X-Calibur vs.  Netherlands; 20 June 2023
MF Ryleigh Heck (2004-03-30) 30 March 2004 (age 20) 0 0 United States WC Eagles

FW Danielle Grega (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 27) 65 20 United States KaPow & PA Elite FHC vs.  Argentina; 5 March 2023
FW Olivia Bent-Cole (2005-06-15) 15 June 2005 (age 18) 5 0 United States Spirit of USA vs.  New Zealand; 25 February 2023
FW Charlotte de Vries (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 23) 9 0 United States Princeton FHC vs.  Argentina; 5 March 2023
FW Hope Rose (2003-02-28) 28 February 2003 (age 21) 12 6 United States WC Eagles vs.  Netherlands; 20 June 2023
FW Lauren Wadas (2002-09-04) 4 September 2002 (age 21) 0 0 United States Northwestern University

Notable players[edit]

Results[edit]

2022 Fixtures[edit]

FIH Pro League[edit]

19 February 2022 Away 1 Australia  v  United States TBD
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20 February 2022 Away 2 Australia  v  United States TBD
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26 February 2022 Away 3 China  v  United States TBD
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27 February 2022 Away 4 China  v  United States TBD
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26 March 2022 Away 5 Germany  v  United States TBD
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27 March 2022 Away 6 Germany  v  United States TBD
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23 April 2022 Home 5 United States  v  England TBD
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24 April 2022 Home 6 United States  v  England TBD
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14 May 2022 Home 7 United States  0-5  Belgium TBD
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15 May 2022 Home 8 United States  0-3  Belgium TBD
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Outdoor World Hockey Rankings". FIH. March 12, 2024. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  2. ^ "USA Field Hockey – Features, Events, Results – Team USA". Archived from the original on May 19, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Field Hockey USA". Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Farry named head coach of USWNT teamusa.org
  5. ^ "Olympics 2016 – New-look U.S. field hockey team can go from worst to first". August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  6. ^ "Why USA Olympic field hockey suddenly isn't terrible". August 13, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Chappell, Bill (August 15, 2016). "U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team Exits Olympics With Quarterfinal Loss To Germany". NPR. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  8. ^ Mifflin, Lawrie (August 13, 2008). "Final Score: Women's Field Hockey USA 2–4 Germany". Rings Blog. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Fédération Internationale de Hockey | Official Website". International Hockey Federation.
  10. ^ "Oceania Cup". Hockey Australia.
  11. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". FIH.
  12. ^ "Great Britain 2–1 United States". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved June 22, 2023.

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