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Amy Swensen

Field Hockey

  • 2008
  • 2012
Hometown: Harrisburg, PA Number: 25
Birthdate: 1980 Position: Goalkeeper
Club: High Styx Caps: 163
Futures: 1996-1998 High School: Northern Lebanon '08 (Fredericksburg, PA)
College: University of North Carolina '02

BIO

Back in the cage after a knee replacement surgery in the fall of 2011, Swensen, the once recognized No. 1 goalkeeper in the world proved resilient making a 100 percent recovery and will join her teammates on the pitch in London. After the U.S. failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Swensen put her goalkeeping equipment aside to pursue a different dream, a career in massage therapy. She also married longtime boyfriend Mark Swensen. Swensen met up with old teammates at the 2011 Women's National Championship for the first time in almost a year. She immediately put herself back in contention for the starting spot on the National Team.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012: U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
2011: Selected to the Pan American Games Team but left before the start of the tournament after suffering a knee injury during a practice session... Champions Challenge I Team (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)
2008: U.S. Olympic Team (8th, Beijing, China)... Olympic Qualifier Tournament (1st, Kazan, Russia)
2007: Pan American Games Team (2nd, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)... Champions Challenge Team (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2006: World Cup Team (6th, Madrid, Spain)...Named Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the World Cup... Named WorldHockey All-Star...World Cup Qualifying Tournament (4th, Rome, Italy)... Named Goalkeeper of the Tournament at World Cup Qualifier
2005: Champions Challenge (5th, Virginia Beach, VA)...Named goalkeeper of the tournament at Champions Challenge
2004: Pan American Cup (2nd, Bridgetown, Barbados)...Olympic Qualifying Tournament (6th, Auckland, New Zealand)
2003: Pan American Games Team (2nd,  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)... Champions Challenge (5th, Cantania, Italy)
2002: World Cup Qualifying Tournament (1st, Cannock, England)...Champions Challenge Team (5th, Johannesburg, South Africa)
2001: Junior World Cup (14th, Buenos Aires, Argentina)... Pan American Cup (2nd, Kingston, Jamaica)
2000: Junior Pan American Championships (2nd, Bridgetown, Barbados)

IN THE NEWS

  • Four Generations of Title IX: Amy Swensen. Pennlive.com, June 23, 2012
  • Swensen headed back to Olympics. LDNews.com, June 14, 2012


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