Name: Loren Shealy
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Midfield
DOB: 10/3/1992
Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Country Day School
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Team/Club: Charlotte Ambush
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2017 World League Semifinals (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 7th - 2017 World League Final (Auckland, New Zealand)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018: Retired from the U.S. Women's National Team with 52 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)
  • 2016: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2015: Series against Great Britain (Marlow, England), Series against Japan (Lancaster, Pa.), Joined U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2014: NCAA Semifinals, NFHCA All-South Region Second Team, All-ACC Second Team (UNC)
  • 2013: NCAA Semifinals, Sports Illustrated Female College Athlete of the Year (UNC)
  • 2012: NCAA Finals, ACC Champion, ACC All-Tournament Team (UNC)
  • 2011: NCAA Finals, ACC Champion, Rookie of the Year, Gray Shirted (UNC)
Personal: Daughter of Tommy and Jan Shealy...Has a sister, Claire...Nickname is Shealy...Began playing field hockey in 2003...Game Day Mantra: "Give 120-plus percent"...Favorite Sports Quote: "Set your goals high, and don't stop until you get there." - Bo Jackson...Best Words of Advice: "Don't be afraid to deviate from the crowd."
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Shealy switched her preference of green playing surfaces in her younger years. As a serious golfer in her adolescent age, Shealy's parents encouraged her to participate in a more team-oriented sport. Because Shealy saw field hockey as a close comparison to golf as well as a experiencing a sample of the game in her middle school physical education class, she fell head over turf shoes in love with the with the sport. Naturally carrying a very competitive edge, she was attracted to field hockey's  technical, mental and physical challenges. A decision that paid off big, as she wove her way through the USA Field Hockey Futures pipeline for five years and attended the 2011 Jr. Women’s National Championship and 2012 and 2013 Women’s National Championship to further improve her already supreme stick work. Shealy flourished in her career by earning noteworthy achievements as a University of North Carolina Tar Heel as Rookie of the Year in 2011 and leading her team to NCCA Semifinals and Finals twice apiece. Shelly was also dubbed with the prestigious title of 2012-2013 Sports Illustrated College Athlete of the Year. Playing for Team USA is a standout landmark on her growing timeline with field hockey. 

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that Coach Parnham and his coaching staff have given me to join the U.S. Women’s National Team," said Shealy. "It is an honor to be given the chance to represent my country and to play field hockey at the highest level. I am really looking forward to getting started with the team in August 2015.”