Katie O'Donnell

Field Hockey

  • 2012
Hometown: Blue Bell, PA Number: 16
Birthdate: 1988 Position: Striker
Club: X-Calibur Caps: 158
Futures: 2003-2006 High School: Wissahickon High School '07
College: University of Maryland '11

BIO

O'Donnell, the U.S. National Squad striker, is the most decorated field hockey athlete in the nation. Starting her national career at the age of 16, the Blue Bell, PA native was the youngest player ever to be named to the U.S. Team. Although the 2011 University of Maryland alum missed out on the 2008 Beijing Games, O'Donnell used that to direct her focus on securing her name on the 2012 Olympic roster. She won the Sportswomen of the Year award by the Women's Sports Foundation in 2010 - an award previously given to Mia Hamm, Serena and Venus Williams.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012: Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... Named Champions Challenge I Player of the Tournament... U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
2011: Pan American Team (1st, Guadalajara, Mexico)... Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... Named to the Pan American Elite Team... Honda Sports Award Winner
2010: AtaHolding World Cup Qualifier Team (2nd, Chula Vista, CA)...Women's Sports Foundation, Sportswoman of the Year on Oct. 12, an award previously won by Mia Hamm and Venus and Serena Williams...USA National Team Athlete of the Year... Recognized as the most decorated player in Maryland field hockey history... Honda Sports Award Winner... ACC Female Athlete of the Year... Named National Player of the Year and Offensive MVP by womensfieldhockey.com... Four-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year... only the third athlete to win all four years in any sport...Four-time First Team All-American... ACC's career points and assist record holder... Named ACC Tournament MVP.. Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team
2009: Pan American Cup Team (2nd, Hamilton, Bermuda)... Junior World Cup Team (Boston, Massachusetts)... Named National Player of the Year and Offensive MVP by womensfieldhockey.com... Named First Team All-American by the NFHCA and womensfieldhockey.com... ACC Offensive Player of the Year... Honda Award nominee... All-Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year... Named ACC Tournament MVP... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team
2008: Ranked second in the nation in points (3.09) and assists (1.18) per game and eighth in the nation in goals per game (0.95) for the Terps... Named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a First-team NFHCA All-American... NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region... Named womensfieldhockey.com Offensive Player of the Year and First-team All-American... Named to the ECAC All-Star Team
2007: Junior World Cup Team (7th, Santiago, Chile)... First-team All-American by the NFHCA and womensfieldhockey.com... Honda Award finalist... ACC Offensive Player of the Year... Led the nation in points per game (2.52) and ranked fourth in goals (0.86) and assists (0.81) per game for the Terps...Was also the ACC's leader in total goals and points... NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Selection
2005: Joined the Women's National Team

IN THE NEWS

  • Olympian Katie O'Donnell upbeat about U.S. field hockey team. USAToday.com, June 29, 2012
  • U.S. Olympics field hockey star Katie O'Donnell gears up for London 2012. WashingtonPost.com, May 21, 2012.

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