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Shawn Nakamura

Field Hockey

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Home: Camarillo, CA
Birthdate: 1978 
Biography
  

Number: 12
Position: 
Caps: 102 (as of September 19, 2011)
 
High School: Camarillo High School 
College: University of California, Los Angeles '04
 
Career Highlights:
 
Shawn was selected to the 2011 Pan American Team and just a month before that celebrated his 100th cap during a test series against Barbados, an extremely commendable accomplishment. 

“Shawn's greatest attribute is his ability to provide a consistently high level of performance,” said Head Coach Nick Conway. “Shawn was first capped at the 1999 Pan American Games, he has since captained the team for an extended period and now continues to provide leadership and consistency from within the program on a daily basis.”   

Years on National Team:

  • 1996 USA Under-18/Under-19 Teams
  • 1997 USA Under-21 Team
  • 1998 USA National Team/Under-21 Team
  • 2000 - Joined the USA Men's National Team 
  • Early  Career
    Began playing field hockey at age 10 after answering an ad for players in the newspaper.
  • International Career

    1996 - U.S. Under-18 Team...1997- U.S. Under-21...Junior 4 Nations Tournament (3rd/Moorpark)...1998 - U.S. National Team/Under-21 Team...Canada Tour...U21 Barbados Tour...1999 - U.S. National Team...European Tour...Scotland Tour...U.S. Pan American Games team (5th/Winnipeg)...U.S. Field Hockey Male Athlete of the Year...2000- U.S. National Team...Placed 9th with the U21 Team at the Field Hockey Canada National Championships...2001 - U.S. National Team...World Cup Qualifying Tournament team (14th)...U.S. Field Hockey Male Athlete of the Year...2002 - U.S. National Team...California Cup runner-up...Missed most of the year recovering from a back injury...2003 - U.S. National Team...Pan American Cup Qualifying Tournament (2nd/Santo Domingo)...USA Eagles California Cup champions...U.S. Pan American Games team (5th/Santo Domingo)...2004 - U.S. National Team...Pan American Cup (7th, London, Ontario)...2005 - U.S. National Squad...2006 - U.S. National Squad...Canada Test Series (Chula Vista, Calif.)...USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago Test Series (Virginia Beach, Va.)...USA Field Hockey Male Athletes of the Year for 2006...2007 -Captain of team at USA vs. Mexico Pan American Games Qualifying Series (USA wins series 2-0-1)...USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago tour (Port of Spain, TRI; USA wins series 4-0)...China 4 Nation Tournament Team (4th, CHN, JPN, EGY, USA - Lanzhou City, CHN)...XV Pan American Games Team (Rio de Janeiro, 7th)...Named captain of USA Pan American Games team...2008 - Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Auckland, NZL; 6th)

  • National
    2006 - Won Men's National Championship with Moorpark (Chula Vista, Calif.)...27 - Won Men's National Championship with Moorpark High Performance Center (Chula Vista, Calif.)

    Club: Camarillo Cougars

    Other: Served as an assistant coach for NorPac champion UC-Berkeley in 1999...Former all-state placekicker for Adolfo Camarillo and Moorpark College football teams...Brother Dean is a former U.S. National Team goalkeeper