Veteran Katie O’Donnell still goal-oriented for U.S. field hockey team

May 25, 2011, 5:40 p.m. (ET)

Katie O'Donnell is one of the most talented attackers in U.S. field hockey. You don’t need to know her number — or understand the sport — to be able to pick her out on the turf.

She’s the one scoring all the goals.

O'Donnell, a recent Maryland graduate, is one of 102 players who have convened at American University this week for the U.S. senior national championship, which concludes Friday. But unlike most, she is simply in town as a formality. While nearly everyone else in attendance is jockeying for a spot on the U.S. national team that would place them closer to the 2012 Olympics, O'Donnell is preparing for her fifth season as the team’s starting center forward.

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