Alex Grassi

USA Field Hockey

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Hometown: Brookeville, Md.  
Current Residence: Lancaster, Pa. 
Born: 1991
Joined National Team: 2012
Position: Defense
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Caps: 0

BIO

To Grassi, an athlete doesn’t just play a sport with a jersey and shin guards but rather with one’s entire being. Introduced to field hockey by his elementary physical education teacher, Grassi joined a school team that competed in the Cal Cup U-12 Mixed Division every year. The rest was history. He has since competed in events such events as Pan American Championships and International Easter Tournament in Valkenswaard, Holland where he continues to give everything he has. Grassi is also a Division III soccer player at Franklin and Marshall College.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2012: Junior Pan American Championship (4th, Guadalajara, Mexico)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Grassi
Twitter: @agrassi16
High School: McDonogh High School
Club: DC Dragons
College: Franklin and Marshall College
Major: Physics
Names of parents/guardians: Bob and Bonnie Grassi
Names of sibling(s): Danielle
Year you began playing field hockey: 1997
Game day mantra: Play with your heart, not your head.
Favorite sports quote: "Play with your soul as well as your body." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar