Name: Christian Linney
Position: Forward
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 3/18/1993
Hometown: Chigwell, Great Britain
High School: ACS Hillingdon/La Jolla High
College: Woodbury University of Architecture
Team/Club: HC Roma
World Championship Experience
  • 5th - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • 7th - 2015 World League Round 2 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015: Competed in 43 international caps for the U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Boston, Mass.), European Tour (Den Hague, The Netherlands & Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2014: Summer series against Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2013: Selected to Pan American Elite Team, Youth Olympic Festival (3rd, Australia)
  • 2010: Joined U.S. Men's National Team
Personal: Son of Neil and Rachelle Linney...Siblings are Tiffany, Annabel and Cameron...Nickname is Linney...Began playing field hockey in 1999...Favorite Sports Quote: “I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning And throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” - Muhammad Ali
For Linney, it was curiosity or maybe a calling that led him down the road from where he lived to join a local hockey club. His spontaneity proved rewardful and his passion for the pitch only grew. Out of all the other sports Linney has played, this was the one that pushed him the hardest. He is currently playing in Rome with HC Roma, gaining more international experience to apply to Team USA, and is on their Italia fantasy field hockey league online – a personal life achievement.