USA Awarded 2005 Rabobank Hockey Champions Challenge Tournament
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has awarded the 2005 Champions Challenge tournament to USA Field Hockey and the City of Virginia Beach following a review of bids at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

One of the FIH’s premier events, the bi-annual tournament features the world’s 7th-12th ranked teams. The USA will host the Rabobank Hockey Champions Challenge in late June 2005 at the USA Field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Beach. more info>>>
Women’s National Team Coach Resigns
Beth Anders will return to her Head Coach position at Old Dominion.
Asst. WNT Coach, Nick Conway, will act as Head Coach until a replacement is found.
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FIH Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Update
USA has lost their bid for Athens with a resounding 4-0 loss to Korea. “Korea outplayed us. It was as simple as that. There are a lot of dreams shattered today. There will be many tears behind closed doors. ” Beth Anders, USA WNT Head Coach. Match Report . pdf file

Japan’s Sun Rises
Matt Slade of the FIH Web Team reports from Auckland (Sun, 28 Mar): Japan continued their rise in womens hockey with a 1-0 win over Spain in the final of the Olympic Qualifier in Auckland today. more>

Final OTC Results:
1/2 ESP 0 -1 JPN
3/4 NZL 3-2 GER
5. KOR
6. USA
7. GBR
8. IRE
9. RUS
10. UKR

OQT Pool Results:

Pool A Pool B

  1. NZL
  2. GER
  3. GBR
  4. IRL
  5. UKR 1. ESP
  6. JPN
  7. USA
  8. KOR
  9. RUS

USA Match Results:
USA 1 – 3 JPN
Match Commentary

USA 1- 1 Korea
Match Commentary

RUS 0 – 6 USA
Match Commentary

USA 3 – 0 ESP
Match Commentary

Stanford: USA vs Canada and Ireland
The WNT had a successful series at Stanford in January, hosting the Ireland and Canadian National teams. It was exciting to have Women’s international competition on the West Coast!
The Women’s team has just finished up training in Australia and will begin their bid for the Olympic berth at the Qualifier in Auckland, NZ on March 20. They take on Japan in the 1st match.

Following the Olympic Qualifier they travel in Barbados for the 2nd Women’s Pan Am Cup. Go USA!

2nd Men’s Pan Am Cup USA Finishes 7th in Pan Am Cup The USA started this game on a high tempo, willing to redeem themselves after their disappointing game against Mexico in the cross-over game. They scored on their first penalty corner on a straight shot by Patrick Harris and on the second one a couple minutes later by Jarred Martin receiving the ball alone in front the goalkeeper. Puerto Rico had trouble organizing their defense and USA scored four more goals before half-time (6-0). The pace and interest of the game dropped in the second half, with Puerto Rico seldom crossing the midfield line and USA adding 5 more goals, mostly on individual efforts and penalty corners. Final score: 11 – 0, with a hat-trick for Jarred Martin. FINAL STANDINGS: The winner of the 2nd Men’s Pan American Cup qualifies for the 2006 World Cup to be held in Monchengladbach (Germany), September 6 to 17, 2006. 1st-2nd Place: Canada vs Argentina 1-2 3rd-4th Place: Chile v Trinidad and Tobago: 2-1 5th-6th place – Mexico vs. Netherlands Antilles : 0-2 7th-8th place – USA vs. Puerto Rico : 11-0 9th-10th place – (5A) Brazil vs. Uruguay : 1-1 (ps: 2-4) Pan Am Cup Website Mexico Upsets USA Men, 2-0, at Pan Am Cup LONDON, Ontario – Mexico scored a stunning upset over the USA men’s field hockey team with a 2-0 win in crossover play at the Pan American Cup. The loss drops the USA into 7th/8th place game on Saturday against the loser of Friday’s Puerto Rico/Netherlands Antilles contest while Mexico advances to 5th/6th place game. more>>> Pool Play Final Standings Pool A G W L D GF GA Pts Argentina 5 5 0 0 58 1 15 Chile 5 4 1 0 30 5 12 USA 5 3 2 0 31 10 9 Puer. Rico 5 1 3 1 6 39 4 Brazil 5 1 3 1 5 42 4 Venezuela 5 0 5 0 5 38 0 Pool B G W L D GF GA Pts Canada 4 4 0 0 24 0 12 Tri & Tob 4 3 1 0 18 7 9 N. Antilles 4 2 2 0 8 12 6 Mexico 4 1 3 0 7 13 3 Uruguay 4 0 4 0 1 25 0 USA Aims for 5th Place USA finished 3rd in their pool. They play Mexico in an effort to finish in 5th place. If they win, play Winner of Puerto Rico/N. Antilles for 5/6th place. If they lose, they play the Loser of said match for 7/8th. London, Ontario, Canada May 12-23 USA Men open up against Brazil on Wed, May 12. They are in Pool A with Venezula, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Pool B consists of Canada, Cuba, Trinadad & Tobago, Uruagay, Mexico and Netherlands Antilles. Schedule and Results USA Roster Number Name Age Caps 2 Badhesha Jang 32 23 3 Coolidge Nathan 20 0 5 Harris Patrick 19 26 6 Martin Jarred 22 25 7 Hindy Shawn 29 35 8 Bhamber Manjinder 25 32 9 Scally Ian 25 10 10 Cota Patrick 24 30 11 Kundi Gurpal 17 4 12 Nakamura Shawn 25 29 14 Kainth Koijan 23 23 15 Kainth Daraspreet 22 24 16 Saez Jeb (GK) 20 6 17 Sandhu Ramandeep 20 2 27 Reyatt Arjan 23 7 29 Mahan Malachi 18 2 32 Wellings Jason (GK) 29 7 Coach: Shiv Jagday Manager: Shellie Onstead Physio: Kari Robertson USA Men’s Malaysia Tour The US Senior Men have finished Malaysia tour in training for the Pan Am Cup held in Ontario, CAN May 12-23. USA will be in Pool A with Argentina, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Chile and Venezuela. Pool B consists of Canada, Cuba, Mexico, N. Antilles, Trinidad & Tabago and Uraguay. April 5: Malaysia Junior Team 6, USA 0 April 7: Malaysia Senior 6, USA 2 April 8: Malaysia Junior Team 3, USA 0 April 10: Malaysia Junior Team 2, USA 0 April 11: USA 1, Malaysia Senior Team 2 April 13: USA 0, Malaysia Senior Team 3 The MNT held tryouts in February at Moorpark and selected their National Senior, U20 and U16 teams. Once again the majority of players are from CA! The men leave to train in Malaysia in March and return to travel to London, Ontario, Canada for the Pan Am Games. We wish them the best! Penalty-corner rule amended May 17, 2004 16:40 IST A changed interpretation of the execution of a penalty-corner will come into effect on June 1 for all international matches, the International Hockey Federation announced on Monday. The change, designed to maintain the spirit of fair play, is being introduced in time for this year’s Athens Olympics. More>>> Athens 2004 Qualifiers Men’s Olympic Qualifiers Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Korea 14th Asian Games China 14th Asian Games Egypt 8th All Africa Games South Africa 8th All Africa Games Argentina 14th Pan American Games Argentina 14th Pan American Games Germany 9th European Nations Cup Netherlands 6th European Nations Cup Australia 3rd Oceania Cup Australia 3rd Oceania Cup Netherlands Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Japan Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Spain Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Spain Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Pakistan Olympic Qualifying Tourn. New Zealand Olympic Qualifying Tourn. India Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Germany Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Great Britain Olympic Qualifying Tourn. Korea Olympic Qualifying Tourn. New Zealand Olympic Qualifying Tourn. South Africa Olympic Qualifying Tourn. USFHA Membership Fees Rise As you may or may not know, USFHA membership fees went up this year. The rates were roughly $15 across all categories. The big cost is the accident medical insurance which is now part of the package. This means the following are covered as named insureds under the General Liability policy: US Field Hockey Association; all currently registered member players, coaches, officials and trainers; Futures Program trainers; and the directors and officers of US Field Hockey Association. The Accident policy extends to all currently registered member players, coaches, officials and trainers and Futures Program trainers. This is a new feature of the USFHA Insurance Program for 2004. For m ore information on the Insurance policy. USFHA Membership Online Memberships can now be obtained/renewed online: Adults are able to print out their renewals immediately upon payment. HOCKEY FESTIVAL: The application process for the Hockey Festival, to be held in Palm Beach Co., Fla. , Nov. 25-28, has changed. Applications are available April 1, 2004. There is an Age Group Application Deadline of April 16. This is for all the U-16 and U-19 teams followed by a General Lottery Drawing on April 19. More information on the U19 and U16 registration: NOTE!! Adult/Mixed Application Deadline is Sept. 17, 2004!!! USA CLUB CUP: The Club Cup Championship will be held April 24 and 25 in Virginia Beach. The West has 2 men’s teams: LA Tigers, Colorado Early Birds and one womens’ team: LA Monarchas. The 2004 women’s division trophy will be in honor of the late Jody Johnston.