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 the Summer Olympics based on their world ranking after South Africa gave up their direct berth, the loss to No. 13 ranked U.S. still stings.

The U.S.’s final preparation before competing on the vivid pink and blue London pitch has come full circle. Their last round of matches is against Argentina June 18-23 in Virginia. Even months after the Pan American Games, emotions are still raw. The memories of the fall will serve as fuel for both teams as they meet for one last series before heading to Europe next month.  Continue reading →