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The United States women's national field hockey team represents the United States in international field hockey competitions. The women's team, coached by Australia's Lee Bodimeade since 2005, 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- to mid-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.

Olympics[edit]Edit

1984 Summer Olympics[edit]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.

2008 Summer Olympics[edit]Edit

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.

Honors[edit]Edit

Competition Total
Hockey World Cup 1 1
Summer Olympics 1 1
Pan American Games 1 5 1 7
Pan American Cup 2 2
Champions Trophy 1 1
Total 1 7 4 12

Summer Olympics[edit]Edit

Year Position
[1]

1984

3rd place
[2]

1988

8th place
[3]

1996

5th place
[4]

2008

8th place
[5]

2012

12th place
Total 5/9

World Cup[edit]Edit

Year Position
[6]

1983

6th place
[7]

1986

9th place
[8]

1990

12th place
[9]

1994

3rd place
[10]

1998

8th place
[11]

2002

9th place
[12]

2006

6th place
Total 7/12

Pan American Games[edit]Edit

Year Position
[13]

1987

2nd place
[14]

1991

3rd place
[15]

1995

2nd place
[16]

1999

2nd place
[17]

2003

2nd place
[18]

2007

2nd place
[19]

2011

1st place
Total 7/7

Pan American Cup[edit]Edit

Year Position
[20]

2001

2nd place
[21]

2004

2nd place
[22]

2009

2nd place
Total 3/3

Champions Trophy[edit]Edit

Year Position
[23]

1995

3rd place
[24]

1997

6th place
Total 2/20

Champions Challenge[edit]Edit

Year Position
[25]

2002

5th place
[26]

2003

5th place
[27]

2005

5th place
[28]

2007

4th place
[29]

2011

2nd place
[30]

2012

2nd place
Total 6/7

Current roster[edit]Edit

The following is the American roster in the women's field hockey tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Head Coach: Lee Bodimeade

  1. Melissa Gonzalez
  2. Rachel Dawson
  3. Michelle Vittese
  4. Shannon Taylor
  5. Julia Reinprecht
  6. Keli Smith Puzo
  7. Katie Reinprecht
  8. Katie O'Donnell
  1. Michelle Kasold
  2. Caroline Nichols
  3. Paige Selenski
  4. Claire Laubach
  5. Katelyn Falgowski
  6. Amy Swensen (GK)
  7. Kayla Bashore Smedley
  8. Lauren Crandall

Reserves:


Notable players[edit]Edit

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