Senior Women’s National Team Head Coach Craig Parnham recently announced the 16-player squad (plus 2 alternates) that will represent Team USA in the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics.  The experienced roster fields 9 players with previous Olympic experience, including 3 players (Lauren Crandall, Rachel Dawson and Katelyn Falgowski) who played in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

All 18 players were standout collegiate players at some of the nation’s top college Division I programs.  16 players were 1st team All-Americans and 2 were 2nd Team All-American selections during their playing careers.  Rachel Dawson, Katie Reinprecht, and Katie “O’Donnell” Bam were winners of the prestigious Honda Award, recognizing the top field hockey player in the nation each year.  Several players also received other top recognitions, including NFHCA National and Regional Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year awards.


Players By University:

  • University of North Carolina (5)
  • Princeton University (3)
  • University of Virginia (2)
  • University of Maryland (2)
  • Wake Forest University (2)
  • Duke University (1)
  • Syracuse University (1)
  • University of Connecticut (1)
  • University of Massachusetts (1)


Players by Hometown State:

  • Pennsylvania (10)
  • Delaware (2)
  • New Jersey (2)
  • New York (2)
  • North Carolina (1)
  • Virginia (1)



Jackie Briggs (Goalkeeper)
University of North Carolina
Conrad Weiser High School (PA)

Lauren Crandall (Defense)
Wake Forest University
Central Bucks East High School (PA)
2008 & 2012 Olympian

Stefanie Fee (Defense)
Duke University
Frank W. Cox High School (VA)

Julia Reinprecht (Defense)
Princeton University
Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy (PA)
2012 Olympian

Rachel Dawson (Defense)
University of North Carolina
Eastern Regional High School (NJ)
2008 & 2012 Olympian

Alyssa Manley (Defense)
Syracuse University
Warwick High School (PA)

Caitlin Van Sickle (Defense)
University of North Carolina
Tower Hill School (DE)

Katelyn Falgowski (Midfield)
University of North Carolina
St. Mark’s High School (DE)
2008 & 2012 Olympian

Melissa Gonzalez (Midfield)
University of Connecticut
Lakeland High School (NY)
2012 Olympian

Katie Reinprecht (Midfield)
Princeton University
Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy (PA)
2012 Olympian

Michelle Vittese (Midfield)
University of Virginia
Camden Catholic High School (NJ)
2012 Olympian

Michelle Kasold (Forward)
Wake Forest University
East Chapel Hill High School (NC)
2012 Olympian

Katie Bam (Forward)
University of Maryland
Wissahickon High School (PA)
2012 Olympian

Jill Witmer (Forward)
University of Maryland
Homeschooled/Penn Manor High School (PA)

Kat Sharkey (Forward)
Princeton University
Wyoming Seminary Prep School (PA)

Kelsey Kolojejchick (Forward)
University of North Carolina
Wyoming Seminary Prep School (PA)


Paige Selenski (Forward)
University of Virginia
Dallas High School (PA)
2012 Olympian

Alesha Widdall (Goalkeeper)
University of Massachusetts
Whitney Point High School (NY)

Women’s Olympic Pools:
  • Pool A: Netherlands, New Zealand, China, Germany Republic of Korea, Spain
  • Pool B: Argentina, Australia, Great Britain, USA, Japan, India
Team USA’s Match Schedule:
  • Saturday, August 6th vs. Argentina @17:00
  • Monday, August 8th vs. Australia @10:00
  • Wednesday, August 10th vs. Japan @17:00
  • Thursday, August 11th vs. India @19:30
  • Saturday, August 13th vs. Great Britain @18:00
  • Monday, August 15th – Quarterfinals (10:00, 12:30, 18:00, 20:30)
  • Wednesday, August 17th – Semifinals (12:00, 17:00)
  • Friday, August 19th – Bronze Medal Game @12:00
  • Friday, August 19th – Gold Medal Game @17:00