Name: Manny Martinez
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Striker
DOB: 7/26/1988
Hometown: Lakeside, Calif.
High School: El Capitan High School
College: Cuyamaca College
Team/Club: Camarillo Cougars
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2016 World League Round 1 (Salamanca, Mexico)
  • Gold - 2012 World League Round 1 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 5th - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: Series against Canada (West Vancouver & Surrey, Canada)
  • 2015: European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2014: Summer Series against Argentina, Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2005: Joined U.S. Men's National Team
Personal: Son of Modesto and Sandra Martinez...Siblings are Coury, Shanna Jo, Kevin, Marisa and Alice...Nickname is Manny...Began playing field hockey in 2004...Game Day Mantra: "Pain is temporary; pride is forever."...Favorite Sports Quote: "An athlete’s strongest muscle is their heart."...Best Words of Advice: "Give 100 percent effort in everything you do."
An injured high school football player out of a career, Martinez started attending his mother’s field hockey practices. He quickly picked up the game and was strongly encouraged to participate in the Futures Program. After 10 sessions of Futures he was referred to try-out for the Men's U-18 developmental squad and the rest was history. Martinez made his debut with the U.S. Men's National Team at World League Round I in Chula Vista, Calif. in November 2012, recording the first goal his career against Guatemala. When Martinez isn’t busy representing his country, he is fully dedicated to building the sport in his region through coaching numerous programs such as Futures, Coastal Clash, Chula Vista Elementary and East County Gators.