Christian Linney

Field Hockey

Hometown: Chigwell, Essex
Current Residence: San Diego , Calif.
Born: 1993
Joined National Team: 2010
Position: Forward
Number: 17


For Linney, it was curiosity or maybe a calling that led him down the road from where he lived to join a local hockey club. His spontaneity proved rewardful and his passion for the pitch only grew. Out of all the other sports Linney has played, this was the one that pushed him the hardest. He is currently playing in Rome with HC Roma, gaining more international experience to apply to Team USA, and is on their Italia fantasy field hockey league online – a personal life achievement.


  • 2015: World League Round 2 (7th, Chula Vista, Calif.), European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium), Series against Argentina (Boston, Mass.), Pan American Games (5th, Toronto, Canada)
  • 2014: Summer series against Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2013: Pan American Elite Team Selection
  • 2013: Youth Olympic Festival Australia, Bronze   


Nickname: Linney
High School: ACS Hillingdon/La Jolla High
Club: HC Roma
College: Woodbury University of Architecture
Major: Architecture
Names of parents/guardians: Neil and Rachelle 
Names of sibling(s): Tiffany, Annabel and Cameron
Year you began field hockey: 1999
Favorite Sports Quote:
“I’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw thunder in jail.
You know I’m bad.
just last week, I murdered a rock,
Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.
I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” - Muhammad Ali

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