Name: Alesha Widdall
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Goalkeeper
DOB: 1/3/1990
Birthplace: Triangle, N.Y.
Hometown: Whitney Point , N.Y.
High School: Whitney Point High School
College: University of Massachusetts
Team/Club: CNY and Thoroughbreds II
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games Alternate Athlete (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Gold - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Silver - 2013 Pan American Cup (Mendoza, Argentina)
  • Silver - 2012 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Bronze - 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 4th - 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (The Hague, The Netherlands)
  • 5th - 2015 World League Round 3 (Valencia, Spain)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Holland (Hilversum, The Netherlands), Citi Rio Send-Off Series (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Great Britain (Marlow, UK), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2013: Four Nationals (Auckland, New Zealand), World League Round 3 (London, England)
  • 2009: Member of Junior World Cup Team (Boston, Mass.)
  • 2008, 2010: NFHCA All-American (UMass)
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Games (1st, Mexico City, Mexico)
Personal: Daughter of Paul and Christine Widdall...Siblings are John, Valerie, Adrain, John and Paul...Nickname is Lesh...Favorite Sports Quote: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” - Napoleon Hill...Best Words of Advice: "Never take a day for granted and have fun."
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Originally a swimmer like the rest of her family, Widdall was attracted to another sports path after seeing all of her friends playing field hockey in middle school. From then on, she has proudly rocked goalie pads. As a University of Massachusetts Minutewoman, she was named as an NFHCA All-American for two years and the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the year in 2011. Widdall began her journey to the Women’s National Squad in 2006 when she was first named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team.