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Dynamic U.S. Goalkeeper Kintzer Marks 100th Cap at World Cup

June 06, 2014, 10:43 a.m. (ET)

Dynamic U.S. Goalkeeper Kintzer Marks 100th Cap at World Cup

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – June 6, 2014 – Jackie Kintzer (Robesia, Pa.) earned her 100th cap for the red, white and blue in today’s 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup match against China in Holland. Kintzer, a University of North Carolina standout, joined the U.S. Women’s National squad in 2010, helped the team earn a 2011 Pan American Cup gold medal and a spot at the 2012 Olympics. Kintzer was also a member on the recent Champions Challenge gold medal team in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kintzer has demonstrated stellar goal-line defense against top-tier national teams at the World Cup. Kintzer’s cool composure in the cage will continue to be important in Team USA’s next match against Germany on Sunday, June 8.

“All caps are equally as special,” said Kintzer. “To celebrate it here at the World Cup is a huge honor. My team definitely had my back today by scoring all of those goals. It’s one for the memory books.”

When asked what she has learned from her first cap to her 100th, Kinzter replied, “To trust in myself and believe in myself and know I’ve always had the capability to play to this level.”