Name: Michelle Kasold
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Forward
DOB: 5/26/1987
Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School: East Chapel Hill High School '05
College: Wake Forest University '09
Team/Club: TarDevils
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games (12th, London, England)
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Gold - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Gold - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Silver - 2012 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Bronze - 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 4th - 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 5th - 2015 World League Round 3 (Valencia, Spain)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Holland (Hilversum, The Netherlands), Citi Rio Send-Off Series (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Great Britain (Marlow, England), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2013: Four Nations (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2008: NFHCA Senior All-Star Team, First Team All-American by the NFHCA and womensfieldhockey.com, All-ACC Tournament, All-ACC (Wake)
  • 2007: NFHCA Division I All America - 1st Team, ACC All-Tournament Team, First Team All-ACC (Wake)
  • 2006: Named first team All-American by the NFHCA (Wake), Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2005: Junior World Cup Team (7th, Santiago, Chile)
Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Carol Kasold...Has a personal blog, Behind the Uniform...Has a brother Matthew...Began playing field hockey in 1998...Game Day Mantra: "Let's go!"...Favorite Sports Quote: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." Tim Duncan ...Best Words of Advice: "Work hard and never give up! But most of all, enjoy every minute!"
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A prominent part of the National Team's line up, the Chapel Hill, N.C. native took to the pitch at the 2012 London Games, utilizing her ball speed and impressive knowledge of the game. Kasold has been with the National Team since 2006, just missing the Beijing Olympic Games. Graduating in 2009, the striker is one of three Wake Forest University alums on the Olympic Squad. Kasold was part of the 2011 Pan American Team that made U.S. Field Hockey history and a member of the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup squad that stunned the globe with a fourth place finish.