Name: Will Holt
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Striker
DOB: 12/26/1989
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School: Rio Mesa High School
College: University of Louisville
Team/Club: Ventura Roadrunners
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2016 World League Round 1 (Salamanca, Mexico), Player of the Tournament Award, Top Goal Scorer of the Tournament Award
  • Gold - 2012 World League Round 1 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Silver - 2009 Pan American Cup (Santiago, Chile)
  • 5th - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • 5th - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 5th - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 7th - 2015 World League Round 2 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 7th - 2011 Champions Challenge II (Lille, France)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: Series against Canada (West Vancouver & Surrey, Canada)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Boston, Mass.), European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2014: Summer Series against Argentina, Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2009: BDO Men's World Cup Qualifier (Quilmes, Argentina), FIH Men's Junior World Cup (Singapore and Malaysia)
  • 2008: Kia Kaha Olympic Qualifier (Auckland, New Zealand), Junior Pan American Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • 2007: Joined the U.S. Men's National Team
Personal: Son of Andrew and Luz Mary Holt...Has a sister, Samantha...Nickname is Will...Began playing field hockey in 2000...Game Day Mantra: "I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me." - Philipians 4:13...Favorite Sports Quote: "Believe where others doubt, work where others refuse, stay where others quit, and you will win where others lose."...Best Words of Advice: “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful." - Eric Thomas
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. The mental and physiological challenge of the game keeps Holt coming back for more. Hockey has taken Will around the world, including Auckland, New Zealand, where he received his first international cap with Team USA, to compete against the best players in the world. As a force to be reckoned with in the circle and a prominent scorer for Team USA, Holt continues to make strives in turning his goal of standing on the Olympic podium into a reality.