Olympics: field hockey

Field hockey national squad selected

May, 27, 2011
5/27/11
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The USA women's national field hockey team selected 28 players for the 2011 national squad Friday.

Over the past week, 102 elite field hockey players competed at the women's national championship tournament to make the team. Those selected have the potential to represent the United States next year at the Pan American and Olympic games.

"It was a fantastic tournament that was successfully organized and run," coach Lee Bodimeade said. "The level of performance was far more accelerated than expected."

The roster features 23 returning national team members, including 10 members of the Beijing Olympic team. Five members from the 2010 national development team complete the roster.

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