Name: JaJa Kentwell
Position: Midfielder/Striker
Caps: 24
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 8/22/1991
Hometown: Spring City, Pa.
High School: Wyoming Seminary
College: University of Delaware
Team/Club: Greenwich FHC
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2018 Hockey Series Open (Salamanca, Mexico)
  • Gold - 2008 Pan American Indoor Championship (San Juan, Argentina)
  • Silver - 2021 Indoor Pan American Cup (Spring City, Pa. )
  • Silver - 2019 3 Nations Invitational (Benalmadena, Spain)
  • Silver - 2014 Pan American Indoor Championship (Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Silver - 2010 Pan American Indoor Championship (Barquisimeto, Venezuela)
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 4th - 2012 Junior Pan American Championship (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 5th - 2018 5 Nations Tournament (Malaga, Spain)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: Europe Tour (Frankfurt, Germany & Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2021: Named to U.S. Men's National Team (September)
  • 2021: Named to U.S. Men's National Indoor Team
  • 2019: Named to U.S. Men's National Indoor Team
  • 2019: Series against Korea (Seoul, South Korea)
  • 2018: Europe Tour (France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland)
  • 2017: Joined the U.S. Men's National Team , Series against France (Paris, France)
  • 2012: Test Series with Canada (3 matches) and Chile (3 matches) with Junior USMNT
  • 2011: New Zealand Tour with Junior USMNT
  • 2008: Named to the U.S. U-21 Men's National Team
  • 2006: Named to the U.S. U-16 Men's National Team
Personal: Son of Richard & Jun Kentwell...Has a brother, Stuart...Game Day Routine: Listening to Classical Music...Favorite Sports Quote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius...Best Words of Advice: "Do things without expecting anything in return."
When Kentwell was 15 years old, his parents started the club team, WC Eagles, with only five players and needed an extra player to even out the numbers. At that time, he took a break from moving boxes in the warehouse to play in a small sided game and the rest is history!