Cota Celebrates 100th Cap

Dec. 22, 2010, 12:06 p.m. (ET)
Cota Celebrates 100th Cap
Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager
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For Immediate Release
December 23, 2010
Cota Celebrates 100th Cap
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. - Patrick Cota (San Francisco, CA) celebrated his 100th international cap on Saturday, December 18 versues Argentina, during a five game series held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"This is an extremely commendable achievement on the Men's side, given the historically low number of test matches played by the USA Men," said Nick Conway, Head Coach of the USA Men's National Team. "It shows Pat has been a long standing player and available over a number of years."
Cota is currently the only member of teh Men's National Team to have achieved 100 caps and one of the few members of the Men's National Team to have ever earned this achievement.
"We don't see a lot of international matches, however we are continuing to get more support and more games and we continue to improve out success on the field. I believe we are moving in the right direction and there are good things to come of the team," said Cota.
Cota has been a member of the Men's National Team since 1996 and a member of the Men's Indoor National Team since 1998. Cota will leave the United States again, just two days after Christmas, to prepare for the 3rd International Hockey Federation Indoor World Cup in Poznan, Poland.
Cota serves as an Assistant Coach of the field hockey program at Stanford University. "I am excited about the opportunity to help build this program. The west is underrepresented in the spot of field hockey. I am looking forward to the growth and potential we have and bringing in an international style of play," said Cota.
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