Kelly Doton

Field Hockey

Number: 4

Position: Defender

Height: 5-6

Born: 2 February 1983

Caps: 94

Years on National Team:
2005 USA National Squad
2006-07 USA National Squad
2007-08 USA National Squad

Birthplace: Greenfield, Mass.

Hometown
: Greenfield, Mass.

Residence: -

Employer: ADS, Inc. Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Greenfield '00

College:

  • Wake Forest Univ. '04
  • Communications

Playing Career:

  • Early Career
    Started playing field hockey at age 13 after playing ice hockey...Participated in USA Field Hockey's Futures Program
  • Collegiate Highlights
    2000 - Started 22 of 22 games for the Demon Deacons, scoring 13 goals...2001 - NFHCA Second Team All-America...First Team all-South Region...NCAA Tournament All-Tournament Team...All-ACC...2002 - NCAA National Champion...NFHCA First Team All-America...ACC Player of the Year...All-ACC...ACC All-Tournament Team...2003 - Honda Award winner as the National Field Hockey Player of the Year...NCAA National Champion...NFHCA First Team All-America...First Team All-South Region...All-Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • International Highlights
    2005 - USA National Team...New Zealand Tour...Earned first international cap vs New Zealand (5/14/05)...Australia Test Series (Virginia Beach)...Scored first career international goal vs. Australia (6/8/05)...Rabobank Champions Challenge (Virginia Beach, 5th)...Scored two goals in 5-3 win over Spain in Champions Challenge 5th/6th place game...Canada Series (Virginia Beach)...2006 - USA National Squad...Argentina Four Nation Tournament (4th, Rosario, ARG)...World Cup Qualifying Tournament (4th, Rome)...Scored penalty corner goal in final minute to give USA a 1-1 draw with Ireland in first game of World Cup Qualifier...AstroTurf March on Madrid, Virginia Beach (1. NED, 2 ARG, 3. AUS, 4. USA)...World Cup (Madrid, 6th place)...Scored two World Cup goals vs. bronze medalist Argentina (1-2) and silver medalist Australia (1-3)...2007 - Netherlands Tour team...Chile 4-Nation Team Champions, Santiago (1. USA, 2. ARG, 3. CHI, 4. CAN)...Pan American Games Team (2nd, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)...Pan American Elite Team...USA/Japan Series (College Park, Md., 1-3-1)...2008 - Argentina 4 Nation Tournament (Mendoza, ARG. 1. ARG, 2. GER, 3. USA, 4. RSA).

Personal:

  • Nickname: "Dote"
  • Favorite places to play: New Zealand (Love the atmosphere!)
  • Sport Ambition: Play in the Olympic Games
  • Other than U.S. athletes, which international player would you want to have as your teammate: Magdalena Aicega
  • I would characterize my style of play as: Aggressive
  • I can't live without: My watch
  • Other than field hockey, my favorite Olympic Sport is: Ice hockey
  • Most people don't know that I: have a twin brother
  • The field hockey rule I hate the most: 1 meter rule
  • Philosophy on life: "It could always be worse!:
  • Favorites: Food- Chicken  Movie - The Notebook, TV Show - 24, Sportscenter, Pro Team: Boston Red Sox, Musical group: Lifehouse, Athlete: Michael Jordan

 

Year Tournament Site Position
2007 XV Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd
2006 World Cup Madrid, Spain 6th
2006 World Cup Qualifier Rome, Italy 4th
2005 Rabobank Champions Challenge Virginia Beach, Va. 5th