Will Holt

USA Field Hockey

Hometown: Camarillo, Cali.
Current Residence: Louisville, Ky.
Born: 1989
Joined National Team: 2007
Position: Striker 
Number: 11
Caps: 68

BIO

Since the summer of 1996, Holt has dreamt of playing in the Olympic Games. He was immediately attracted to field hockey’s fast pace and high intensity in 2000 when he attended a two-week physical education course held at his elementary school. Hockey has taken Will around the world, including Auckland, New Zealand, where he received his first international cap with Team USA. With two World Leagues and three Pan American appearances added to his National Team experience, Holt continues to make strives in turning his goal of standing on the Olympic podium into a reality.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013: World League Round 2 (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: World League Round 1 (1st, Chula Vista, Cali.)
  • 2011: Pan American Games (5th, Guadalajara, Mexico)... Champions Challenge II (7th, Lille, France)
  • 2009: Pan American Cup (2nd, Santiago, Chile)
  • 2008: Pan American Junior Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Will
Twitter: @boomholt
High School: Rio Mesa High School (Oxnard, Cali.)
Club: Camarillo Cougars
College: University of Louiville 
Major: B.S. in Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science)
Names of parents/guardians: Andrew and Luzmary Holt
Names of sibling(s): Samantha
Year you began playing field hockey: 2000
Favorite sports quote: "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you can be successful." - Eric Thomas
Best words of advice: “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” - John Woode