Name: Alex Grassi
Position: Midfield
Caps: 71
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 1/15/1991
Hometown: Brookeville, Md.
High School: McDonogh High School
College: Franklin and Marshall College, Graduate School: San Diego State University
Team/Club: DC Dragons
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2018 Hockey Series Open (Salamanca, Mexico)
  • Gold - 2016 World League Round 1 (Salamanca, Mexico)
  • Silver - 2019 3 Nations Invitational (Benalmadena, Spain)
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Bronze - 2017 World League Round 2 (Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago)
  • 4th - 2013 Pan American Cup (Toronto, Canada)
  • 5th - 2018 5 Nations Tournament (Malaga, Spain)
  • 5th - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2023: Named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Team
  • 2022: Named to U.S. Men's National Team (September)
  • 2022: Named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Team, FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Selection Camp, CanAm Indoor Series (Spring City, Pa.)
  • 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: Series against France (Paris, France)
  • 2016: Series against Canada (West Vancouver & Surrey, Canada)
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Boston, Mass.), European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2014: Summer Series against Argentina, Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2012: Junior Pan American Championship, (4th, Guadalajara, Mexico), Test Series with Canada (3 matches) and Chile (3 matches), Joined U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Championship ( 3rd, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • 2007: Selected for U.S. U-21 Men's National Team
  • 2003: Selected for U.S. U-16 Men's Nationla Team
Personal: Son of Bob and Bonnie Grassi...Has a sister, Danielle...Nickname is Grassi...Began playing field hockey in 1997...Game Day Mantra: "Play with your heart, not your head."...Favorite Sports Quote: "Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play." - Mike Singletary...Best Words of Advice: "Relax and have fun." - Bob Grassi
To Grassi, an athlete doesn’t just play a sport with a jersey and shin guards but rather with one’s entire being. Introduced to field hockey by his elementary physical education teacher, Grassi joined a school team that competed in the Cal Cup U-12 Mixed Division every year. The rest was history. He has since competed in events such events as Pan American Championships and International Easter Tournament in Valkenswaard, Holland. Grassi enjoys the vast creativity, speed and excitement of the game, and working with his teammates to represent the red, white and blue serves as his greatest motivation.