Name: Jaclyn Briggs
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Goalkeeper
DOB: 5/23/1988
Birthplace: Reading, Pa.
Hometown: Robesonia, Pa.
High School: Conrad Weiser High School '06
College: University of North Carolina '10
Team/Club: High Styx
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games Replacement Athlete (12th, London, England)
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2017 World League Semifinals (Johannesburg, South Africa), Named Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament
  • Gold - 2015 Pan American Games ( Toronto, Canada)
  • Gold - 2014 Champions Challenge (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Gold - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Gold - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • Silver - 2012 Champions Challenge I (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Bronze - 2016 Champions Trophy (London, England)
  • 5th - 2015 World League Round Semifinals (Valencia, Spain)
  • 4th - 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • 7th - 2017 World League Final (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 14th - 2018 Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup (London, England)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018: Retired from the U.S. Women's National Team with 184 international caps
  • 2018: Series against The Netherlands (Palo Alto, Calif.), Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Argentina (Tucuman, Argentina)
  • 2017 : The Hawke's Bay Cup (4th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), International Festival of Hockey (4th, Melbourne, Australia), Nominated for 2017 FIH Hockey Stars Awards Female Goalkeeper of the Year Award
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Holland (Hilversum, The Netherlands), Citi Rio Send-Off Series (Lancaster, Pa.), Nominated for 2016 FIH Hockey Stars Awards Female Goalkeeper of the Year Award
  • 2015: Series against Argentina (Lancaster, Pa.), 8 Nations Tournament (5th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Great Britain (Marlow, England), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2013: Four Nations (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2010: Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2009: Junior World Cup (Boston, Mass.)
  • 2008: Pan American Junior Championships (1st, Mexico City, Mexico)
Personal: Daughter of Dean and Roxanne Kintzer...Wife to Michael Briggs...Has two dogs named London and Blue
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As a rising superstar goalkeeper, Briggs helped the Tar Heels win two NCAA titles before joining the U.S. National Team in 2010 and making field hockey a career. Originally left off the 2011 Pan American Games roster, Briggs received a phone call a mere day prior to the start of the Olympic qualification tournament with a voice on the other end telling her to pack her bags and hop on the next flight to Guadalajara. Briggs helped Team USA defeat Argentina to win its first Pan American gold medal and earn a berth in the 2012 Olympics in London. Briggs was a member of the gold medal Champions Challenge squad and a part of the U.S. squad that stunned the world with a fourth place finish at the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup.