Argentina blanks U.S. in third match of series

NORFOLK, Va. –  After suffering a 1-2 loss last night against the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team, Argentina came out looking for a vengeance, tallying three goals and holding the U.S. scoreless. Tonight’s loss puts the U.S. 1-1-1 in the series with one match remaining. “We tried a few things differently and it got us off on the wrong foot tonight,” said Head Coach Lee Bodimeade. “One thing about playing opposition like Argentina is if you are off the mark in your performance and your tactics then you get punished for it, and in a 10 minute block that’s what happened. I … Continue reading →

Nichols scores on home turf to lift U.S. to 2-1 victory over Argentina

NORFOLK, Va. – Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, Va.) scored on her home turf to lift the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team to a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Argentina at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. this evening. The U.S. improves to a 1-0-1 record in the series with two matches remaining. “The victory is really nice to get,” said Head Coach Lee Bodimeade. “As we all know this is our final preparation before the Olympics and I thought we learned some really good lessons today. I felt that we had an opportunity to maybe take the game out of … Continue reading →

Nichols returns to home turf in Norfolk with U.S. Olympic Team

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Two time Olympian Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, VA) returns to her old stomping grounds to face No. 2 Argentina in the US’s final preparations for the Olympic Games. The upcoming two matches on June 20 and June 21 will be played on Nichols’s home turf at Old Dominion University where she received numerous accolades, including being named CAA Player of the Year and CAA Defender of the Year, the first time in CAA history someone swept both honors in the same season. Usafieldhockey.com caught up with Nichols in Virginia Beach to hear her thoughts about being … Continue reading →

U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team draws No. 2 Argentina in opening match of series

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Tonight the U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team drew 1-1 against No. 2 Argentina in front of a large crowd at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. This evening’s match was the first of a four game, multi-stop test series. Old Dominion University will host two matches on June 20 and June 21, with the final match of the series being played at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach, VA on Saturday, June 23.  “Argentina came back very strong in the second half,” said Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, NJ). “They are a great team and if … Continue reading →

Vittese prepares for upcoming series against Argentina

The U.S. will face Argentina, June 18-23 in Virginia. Michelle Vittese recounts the biggest victory in USA Field Hockey history and focuses on having fun and playing freely in upcoming series COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It’s the type of loss you don’t forget. Six-time Pan American Games champions Argentina, faced five-time silver medalists U.S. Women’s National Team in Guadalajara, Mexico last November. Unlike previous years, the U.S. rewrote the ending with a swift upset against the Las Leonas. The prize was much heavier than a medal. The victor secured their place in the 2012 London Olympics. Although Argentina was invited to … Continue reading →

Bodimeade names U.S. Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Team

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Goalkeeper: Amy Swensen (Grantville, Pa)
Defenders: Lauren Crandall (Doylestown, PA), Rachel Dawson (Berlin, NJ), Claire Laubach (Centreville, VA), Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, VA), Julia Reinprecht (Perkasie, PA)
Midfielders: Kayla Bashore Smedley (Shoemakersville, PA), Katelyn Falgowski (Landenberg, PA), Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, NY), Katie Reinprecht (Perkasie, PA)
Strikers: Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, NC), Katie O’Donnell (Blue Bell, PA), Paige Selenski (Shavertown, PA), Keli Smith Puzo (Selinsgrove, Pa), Shannon Taylor (Midlothian, VA), Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, NJ)

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