Jill Witmer

USA Field Hockey

Name: Jill Witmer
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Forward
DOB: 10/1/1991
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pa.
Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.
High School: Penn Manor
College: University of Maryland
Team/Club: Penn Lanco
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Gold - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 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: World League Round 3 (London, England), World League Round 3 (London, England)
  • 2011: NCAA Division I National Champions (Maryland), U.S. U-21 Women's National Team European Tour (Dublin, Ireland)
Personal: Daughter of Lew and Judy Witmer...Sibling are Jon, Jocelyn, Joe and Jeremy...Best Words of Advice: Always try your best and you will never have regrets.
Witmer’s interest in field hockey started simple through the encouragement of her parents. What blossomed out of that supportive push were an onslaught of personal, team, and international accomplishments. She competed with the U-19 and U-21 U.S. Teams, travelling throughout the world, and has rejoined her University of Maryland teammate, Katie O'Donnell, now with the Women’s Senior National Team. Witmer fearless style of play makes her a formidable opponent on the forward line for Team USA. She was a member of the gold medal squad at the 2014 Champions Challenge and part of the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup team that burst onto the international stage with a fourth place finish.

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