Chris Rea

Field Hockey

Hometown: Chula Vista, Cali. 
Current Residence: Manchester, England
Joined National Team: 2012
Position: Goalkeeper
Number: 30 

BIO

For Rea, field hockey was a no-brainer considering his entire family and friends participated in the sport. His father even coached Rea’s team to win the U-13 National Championship, only the start of an impressive sport career. At the age of 14, Rea reached a pivotal point in his hockey career when he received a hockey scholarship to attend Millfield School, a top-notch sports boarding school in England. During his tenure there, he received high level coaching and was able to practice every day, enabling him to be selected to the England U18 Squad and eventually the U.S. U21 National Squad. Rea has since joined the Men’s National Team in 2012 where he has contributed to World League Round 2 in 2013 and the British University National Champions in 2012.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013: World League Round 2 (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: World League Round 1 (1st, Chula Vista, Cali.)
  • 2009: Pan American Cup (2nd, Santiago, Chile)
  • 2008: Pan American Junior Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Readar
Twitter: @ChrisRea28
High School: Millfield High School
Club: Exeter University Men’s Hockey Club
College: University of Exeter
Major: Buisness Management
Names of parents/guardians: Michele and Craig Rea
Names of sibling(s): Simon and Caitlin
Charity Involvement: His clothing brand, YoungOnes Apparel, donates money to plantingtogether.org for every pair of sunglasses sold.
Year you began playing field hockey: 1998
Game day ritual: Keep a boiled egg in my pocket.
Favorite sports quote: "If you're not first, you're last."
Best words of advice: You’re only young once. Just do it.