United States women's national field hockey team


The United States women's national field hockey team,[2][3] coached by Anthony Farry,[4] since 2021 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]

United States
AssociationUSA Field Hockey
ConfederationPAHF (Americas)
CoachAnthony Farry
Assistant coach(es)Greg Drake
CaptainAshley Hoffman
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 15 (30 June 2021)[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)

Olympics


Los Angeles 1984 Olympics

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

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.[8]

London 2012 Olympics

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

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, 2–1. They placed fifth.

Tournament history


World Cup[9]
Year Host city Position
1981 Buenos Aires, Argentina DNP
1983 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6th
1986 Amsterdam, Netherlands 9th
1990 Sydney, Australia 12th
1994 Dublin, Ireland 3rd
1998 Utrecht, Netherlands 8th
2002 Perth, Australia 9th
2006 Madrid, Spain 6th
2010 Rosario, Argentina DNP
2014 The Hague, Netherlands 4th
2018 London, England 14th
Pan American Cup[10]
Year Host city Position
2001 Kingston, Jamaica 2nd
2004 Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd
2009 Hamilton, Bermuda 2nd
2013 Mendoza, Argentina 2nd
2017 Lancaster, United States 3rd
2021 Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago Qualified
Pan American Games[11]
Year Host city Position
1987 Indianapolis, United States 2nd
1991 Havana, Cuba 3rd
1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina 2nd
1999 Winnipeg, Canada 2nd
2003 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2nd
2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd
2011 Guadalajara, Mexico 1st
2015 Toronto, Canada 1st
2019 Lima, Peru 3rd
Olympic Games[12]
Year Host city Position
1980 Moscow, Soviet Union N/A
1984 Los Angeles, United States 3rd
1988 Seoul, South Korea 8th
1992 Barcelona, Spain DNP
1996 Atlanta, United States 5th
2000 Sydney, Australia DNP
2004 Athens, Greece DNP
2008 Beijing, China 8th
2012 London, United Kingdom 12th
2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5th
2020 Tokyo, Japan DNP
Champions Trophy[13]
Year Host city Position
1987–1993 Did not participate
1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina 3rd
1997 Berlin, Germany 6th
1999–2014 Did not participate
2016 London, United Kingdom 3rd
World League[14]
Year Round Host city Position
2012–13 Round 2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1st
Semi-finals London, England 5th
2014–15 Semi-finals Valencia, Spain 5th
2016–17 Semi-final Johannesburg, South Africa 1st
Final Auckland, New Zealand 7th
Pro League[15]
Year Finals Host city Position
2019 Amstelveen, Netherlands 9th
2020–21 N/A 9th

Team


Current squad

The following 18 players represented the United States in the FIH Pro League match against Argentina on 8 February 2020, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[16]

Caps are current as of 8 February 2020 after the match against Argentina.

Head coach: Anthony Farry

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
3 1GK Jessica Jecko (1994-03-31) 31 March 1994 (age 27) 11 0 CNY
30 1GK Kealsie Robles (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 24) 11 0 Focus Field Hockey Club

5 2DF Casey Umstead (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 (age 25) 28 1 X-Calibur
7 2DF Ali Campbell (1991-10-13) 13 October 1991 (age 29) 34 2 X-Calibur
13 2DF Ashley Hoffman (C) (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 24) 71 7 X-Calibur
27 2DF Laura Hurff (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 25) 26 1 X-Calibur
33 2DF Caroline Hanks (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 25) 3 0 ADK

2 3MF Lauren Moyer (1995-05-13) 13 May 1995 (age 26) 75 10 Nook Hockey
6 3MF Virginia Bramley (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 23) 4 0 Penn State University
8 3MF Alyssa Parker (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 26) 44 5 Washington Wolves
12 3MF Amanda Magadan (1995-03-28) 28 March 1995 (age 26) 80 7 Rapid Fire Elite
16 3MF Linnea Gonzales (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 23) 31 2 H2O Field Hockey
17 3MF Anna Dessoye (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 27) 57 3 Valley Styx
18 3MF Mary Barham (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 30) 23 0 Capital Pegasus
24 3MF Kelee Lepage (1997-10-04) 4 October 1997 (age 23) 2 0 X-Calibur
25 3MF Karlie Heistand (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 25) 2 0 Highstyx

4 4FW Danielle Grega (1996-07-02) 2 July 1996 (age 25) 31 11 KaPow & PA Elite FHC
11 4FW Taylor West (1993-12-13) 13 December 1993 (age 27) 76 18 The Shore

The remainder of the 2020 national squad is as follows:

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Kelsey Bing (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 23) 22 0 Texas Pride v.  India; November 2, 2019

DF Julia Young (1995-05-08) 8 May 1995 (age 26) 54 1 Focus Field Hockey Club v.  India; November 2, 2019
DF Kelly Marks (1992-07-15) 15 July 1992 (age 29) 1 0 New Canaan v.  China; June 15, 2019
DF Ali Froede (1993-04-08) 8 April 1993 (age 28) 91 5 Rampage v.  India; November 2, 2019
DF Alexandra Hammel (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 25) 1 0 Boston University v.  Argentina; February 7, 2020
DF Alyssa Manley (1994-05-27) 27 May 1994 (age 27) 124 3 Sutters Brigade & High Styx v.  India; November 2, 2019

MF Mackenzie Allessie (2001-03-06) 6 March 2001 (age 20) 23 9 Alleycats v.  Chile; August 9, 2019

FW Erin Matson (2000-03-17) 17 March 2000 (age 21) 62 16 WC Eagles v.  India; November 2, 2019
FW Madison Maguire (1997-09-04) 4 September 1997 (age 23) 2 0 X-Calibur v.  Argentina; February 7, 2020
FW Margaux Paolino (1997-07-01) 1 July 1997 (age 24) 29 4 X-Calibur v.  India; November 2, 2019
FW Kathleen Sharkey (C) (1990-04-30) 30 April 1990 (age 31) 176 49 Valley Styx v.  India; November 2, 2019

Notable players

Results


2020 fixtures and results

2019 statistics
Pld W WD LD L GF GA GD Pts
30003321–180
Chile Test Series
26 January 2020 Home 2 United States  0–9  Netherlands Chapel Hill, United States
14:00 Report Albers  6', 43', 53'
Matla  22'
Welten  40', 50', 55'
Zerbo  56'
Verschoor  59'
Stadium: Karen Shelton Stadium
7 February 2020 Away 1 Argentina  6–2  United States Buenos Aires, Argentina
18:00 Jankunas  3'
Merino  23'
Gorzelany  33'
Luchetti  37'
Sánchez Moccia  57'
Rebecchi  60'
Report Hoffman  24'
West  50'
Stadium: CeNARD
8 February 2020 Away 2 Argentina  6–1  United States Buenos Aires, Argentina
18:00 Gorzelany  1'
Merino  8', 60'
Rebecchi  13'
Barrionuevo  40', 53'
Report West  28' Stadium: CeNARD
15 February 2020 Away 3 New Zealand  v  United States Christchurch, New Zealand
17:00 Report Stadium: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub
16 February 2020 Away 4 New Zealand  v  United States Christchurch, New Zealand
20:30 Report Stadium: Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub
15 May 2020 Away 5 Belgium  v  United States Antwerp, Belgium
18:00 Report Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein
17 May 2020 Away 6 Belgium  v  United States Antwerp, Belgium
14:00 Report Stadium: Wilrijkse Plein

See also


References