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 the contest by scoring a couple of goals in the second half, but we didn’t do that. At the end, we made some poor decisions and allowed Argentina to get a goal. They are good lessons to learn now and certainly there is no doubt we are going to learn some more tomorrow against a quality opponent.” 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 back in her hometown and competing on her home turf as well as what she looks forward to in London.

What does it feel like to be back on the campus of Old Dominion University and competing on your home turf? 

CN: It is really great to be back. I was flooded with a ton of memories coming back onto campus and I got this feeling of wanting to go back in time and do it all over again. But, the most forefront thought in my head was the great foundation that ODU gave me to get me to where I am today.   Continue reading →