Katie Bam

Field Hockey

Name: Katie Bam
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Striker
DOB: 12/6/1988
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
High School: Wissahickon High School
College: University of Maryland '11
Olympic Experience
  • London 2012 Olympic Games (12th, London, England)
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)
  • Gold - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico), Named to Pan American Elite Team
  • Silver - 2012 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland), Named Champions Challenge I Player of the Tournament
  • 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)
  • 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, England), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2013: Four Nations (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2011: Honda Sports Award Winner
  • 2010: AtaHolding World Cup Qualifier Team (2nd, Chula Vista, Calif.), Women's Sports Foundation, Sportswoman of the Year on Oct. 12, an award previously won by Mia Hamm and Venus and Serena Williams, Recognized as the most decorated player in Maryland field hockey history, Honda Sports Award Winner, ACC Field Athlete of the Year, Named National Player of the Year and Offensive MVP by womensfieldhockey.com, Four-time ACC Offensive Player of the Year (only the third athlete to win all four years in any sport), Four-time First Team All-American, ACC's career points and assist record holder, Named ACC Tournament MVP, Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team (Maryland)
  • 2009: Pan American Cup Team (2nd, Hamilton, Bermuda), Junior World Cup Team (Boston, Mass.), Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team, Named ACC Tournament MVP, All-Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Named First Team All-American by the NFHCA and womensfieldhockey.com, Named National Player of the Year and Offensive MVP by womensfieldhockey.com (Maryland)
  • 2008: Named to the ECAC All-Star Team, Named womensfieldhockey.com Offensive Player of the Year and First-team All-American, NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region, Named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a First-team NFHCA All-American, Ranked second in the nation in points (3.09) and assists (1.18) per game and eighth in the nation in goals per game (0.95) (Maryland)
  • 2007: Junior World Cup Team (7th, Santiago, Chile), NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Selection, ACC's leader in total goals and points, Led the nation in points per game (2.52) and ranked fourth in goals (0.86) and assists (0.81) per gam, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Honda Award finalist, First-team All-American by the NFHCA and womensfieldhockey.com (Maryland)
  • 2005: Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
Personal: Daughter of Kathy and Buddy O'Donnell ... Has an older brother, Joey, who played lacrosse at St. Joseph's University ... Has two older twin sisters, Kelly and Jenny, who were field hockey players at Drexel University ... Nickname is Odie
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Bam, formally O'Donnell, the U.S. National Squad striker, is the most decorated field hockey athlete in the nation. Starting her national career at the age of 16, the Blue Bell, Pa. native was the youngest player ever to be named to the U.S. Team. Although the 2011 University of Maryland alum missed out on the 2008 Beijing Games, Bam used that to direct her focus on securing her name on the 2012 Olympic roster. She won the Sportswomen of the Year award by the Women's Sports Foundation in 2010 - an award previously given to Mia Hamm, Serena and Venus Williams.

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