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Katie Bam

Field Hockey

  • 2012
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pa.
Current Residence: Lancaster, Pa.
Born: 1988
Joined National Team: 2005
Position: Striker
Number:  16


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.


  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), World League Round 3 (5th, Valencia, Spain), Pan American Games (1st, Toronto, Canada), Series against Great Britain (Marlow, UK), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2014: Champions Challenge (1st, Glasgow, Scotland), Rabobank Hockey World Cup (4th, The Hague, Netherlands)
  • 2013: Four Nations (Auckland, New Zealand), World League Round 2 (1st, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... Named Champions Challenge I Player of the Tournament... U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
  • 2011: Pan American Team (1st, Guadalajara, Mexico)... Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... Named to the Pan American Elite Team... Honda Sports Award Winner
  • 2010: AtaHolding World Cup Qualifier Team (2nd, Chula Vista, CA)...Women's Sports Foundation, Sportswoman of the Year on Oct. 12, an award previously won by Mia Hamm and Venus and Serena Williams...USA National Team Athlete of the Year... Recognized as the most decorated player in Maryland field hockey history... Honda Sports Award Winner... ACC Female Athlete of the Year... Named National Player of the Year and Offensive MVP by 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
  • 2009: Pan American Cup Team (2nd, Hamilton, Bermuda)... Junior World Cup Team (Boston, Massachusetts)... Named National Player of the Year and Offensive MVP by Named First Team All-American by the NFHCA and ACC Offensive Player of the Year... Honda Award nominee... All-Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year... Named ACC Tournament MVP... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2008: 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) for the Terps... Named ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a First-team NFHCA All-American... NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region... Named Offensive Player of the Year and First-team All-American... Named to the ECAC All-Star Team
  • 2007: Junior World Cup Team (7th, Santiago, Chile)... First-team All-American by the NFHCA and Honda Award finalist... ACC Offensive Player of the Year... Led the nation in points per game (2.52) and ranked fourth in goals (0.86) and assists (0.81) per game for the Terps...Was also the ACC's leader in total goals and points... NFHCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Selection
  • 2005: Joined the Women's National Team


  • Olympian Katie O'Donnell upbeat about U.S. field hockey team., June 29, 2012
  • U.S. Olympics field hockey star Katie O'Donnell gears up for London 2012., May 21, 2012.

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