USA Field Hockey will be featuring weekly spotlights of U.S. U-21 Women's National Team members selected to represent Team USA at the women's Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 (JWC).
She enjoys spending time with her sister and dog and checking out new foodie dives. She looks up to her grandma, not only for her awesome baking skills, but because she is someone who is in great physical shape for being 80 years old. She loves traveling and has a desire to visit more places. Meet U.S. U-21 Women's National Team member Kelsey Bing.
Kelsey is very close with her younger sister, Lindsay. They can talk for hours and when given the chance, they like to go shopping and look for new, delicious restaurants in Houston, Texas. She also likes to take her dog, Sadie, on long walks because she has endless energy. As well, she like to spend time with her grandma who lives 5 minutes away from her house. She said her grandmother is someone she look up to because she is very athletic and has a degree in biology. Though in her 80s, her grandma is probably in just as good (if not better) shape than she is. They always go to exercise classes together and will bake things like soft pretzels or a delicious chocolate-strawberry merengue cake.
One of her favorite hobbies is to travel. This past summer she went to Europe with some friends and had a blast. The group visited Amsterdam, Paris, Interlaken and Munich. She also traveled to Colorado where she hiked a mountain, kayaked around a lake and made s'mores. Her family tries to take a trip almost every year to a different locations. They often travel with her family friends, the Vogels, who are always a ton of fun. Some of the highlights have been when they went to Austin, Sea Island, Gunnison, Spain, Austria, China and Tanzania. She has always wanted to travel to either Australia or New Zealand.
Since she just started her freshman year at Stanford, she spends a lot of time outside. The weather in California is somewhat perfect so her and her friends will lay outside and listen to music, chat or read books. She enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy and Friends on Netflix too. She is hoping to major in Engineering at Stanford, but since she is only beginning her freshman year, she is not 100 percent what she'll choose academically just yet. She does know that she wants to pursue a degree in the math and sciences fields.
Quick Facts about Kelsey
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Joined Junior High Performance: 2012
High School: St. John' School
Club Team: Texas Pride
College: Stanford University
International Playing Experience: U.S. U-21 Women's National Team Women's Junior Pan American Games, Great Britain Series, Holland Tour, Canada Series, U.S. U-19 Women's National Team Youth Olympic Qualifiers, U.S. U-17 Women's National Team Holland Tour (30 games, 2 scrimmages)
Field Hockey Awards: 3x NFHCA 2nd Team High School All-America
Began Playing Field Hockey: 2010
Game Day Mantra: Relentless
Best Words of Advice: "Everything you want to achieve is within your reach as long as you're willing to work hard for it."
Most Memorable Field Hockey Moment: In our high school state championship my senior year, we won both the semifinal and championship game on a corner with time expired.
Hidden Talent: Speak with mouth closed
Favorite Vacation Sports: Austria or The Netherlands
Favorite Past Times: Walking her dog, reading, watching Netflix, napping, watching football, soccer or lacrosse, traveling
Favorite Pump-Up Song: Waving Flag (Coca-Cola Edition)
Parents: Hague & Eric Bing
Sibling: Lindsay, younger sister
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Photo Credit: Lyndsay Radnedge/isiphoto.com & Kelsey Bing