Kelsey Kolojejchick

Field Hockey

Name: Kelsey Kolojejchick
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Forward
DOB: 10/2/1991
Birthplace: Kingston, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Larksville, Pennsylvania
High School: Wyoming Seminary
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Team/Club: Valley Styx, Pocono
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)
  • Silver - Pan American Cup (Mendoza, Argentina)
  • Bronze - 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 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 (2nd, Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2012: Four Nations (Terrassa, Spain)
  • 2009-2012: NFHCA First Team All-American (UNC)
  • 2009: NCAA DI National Champion (UNC), ACC Freshman of the Year (UNC), Junior World Cup (Boston, Mass.)
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Games (1st, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • 2007: Named to U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2003-2005: Member of U.S. U-16 Women’s National Team
Personal: Daughter of Jim and Doreen Kolojejchick ... Has a brother Matt, who played football at UNC ... Best Words of Advice: I live by this quote from the movie The Replacements. Coach McGinty says, “You gotta have heart, miles and miles of heart.” You have to have it inside you to compete; you feel it in your blood and you should never just be okay with losing or be okay with having a poor performance. Have tough skin, listen and learn from criticism and mistakes, it will only make you stronger and a better athlete. ... Favorite Sports Quote: “Winning means you’re willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.”- Vince Lombardi
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Kolojejchick first began playing field hockey in 2003 after a parent on her club soccer team suggested she that she pick up a stick. Throughout high school, she was a standout athlete not only on the field hockey pitch, but on the soccer field, the softball diamond, the gymnastics mat, the trim of track and in the swimming pool. Although with her love of difference athletics Kolojejchick ultimately chose to pursue a career in field hockey at the University of North Carolina and was the first player in the university’s history to be named as an NFHCA First Team All-American all four years. She traveled on a number of tours as a member of the U.S. Junior National Squads from 2003 to 2010 when she earned her first cap with the U.S. Women’s Senior National Squad. Since being named to the team in 2012, Kolojejchick has made an immediate impact on the pitch and has joined several of her Tarheel teammates in representing the red, white and blue.

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