Content Courtesy of Sports Academy/Hunter Swanson
We all dream of greatness as children. Some of us want to be astronauts, some want to be famous movie stars… But for William Holt (Camarillo, Calif.), he wanted to be on the national team and represent the United States of America at the Olympics.
“When I was six, I sat on the couch with my dad watching the 1996 Olympics and thought that all I want to do is go to the opening ceremonies and walk with the rest of the national team. I found field hockey in the fourth grade. At twelve, I made the 16U team, the 21U team at fourteen, and then was one of the youngest guys to make the National squad at seventeen.”
William dedicated himself to achieving his dream and today he has been a part of the men’s national field hockey team for the last 10 years. He has been team captain, #4 in the world in scoring, and has represented the United States in field hockey all around the world. He stayed focused with a positive mindset through rejection and career-threatening injuries, never losing sight of his dream.
Today, William Holt trains with Sports Performance and Sports Medicine to get back into competitive shape after his third hip surgery, but he continues to drive forward, focusing on achieving his dream from over twenty years ago, to go to the opening ceremonies and walk with his fellow U.S. Olympians.