Name: Michael Barminski
Sport: Field Hockey
Discipline(s): Field Hockey
Position: Midfield
DOB: 2/11/1993
Hometown: Ventura, Calif.
High School: Buena High School '11
College: University of California, San Diego
Team/Club: Ventura Roadrunners
World Championship Experience
  • Gold - 2018 Hockey Series Open (Salamanca, Mexico)
  • Gold - 2016 World League Round 1 (Salamanca, Mexico)
  • Gold - 2012 World League Round 1 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • Silver - 2019 3 Nations Invitational (Benalmadena, Spain)
  • Bronze - 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru)
  • Bronze - 2017 Pan American Cup (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Bronze - 2017 World League Round 2 (Tacarigua, Trinidad & Tobago)
  • 4th - 2019 Hockey Series Final (Bhubaneswar, India)
  • 5th - 2018 5 Nations Tournament (Malaga, Spain)
  • 5th - 2015 Pan American Games (Toronto, Canada)
  • 5th - 2013 World League Round 2 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 7th - 2015 World League Round 2 (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019: Series against Korea (Seoul, South Korea)
  • 2017: Series against France (Paris, France)
  • 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.)
  • 2013: Australian Youth Olympic Festival (3rd, Sydney, Australia)
  • 2013: Pan American Cup (Brampton, Ontario)
  • 2012: Junior Pan American Championship (4th, Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 2010: Joined the U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Games (4th, Guadalajara, Mexico)
Personal: Son of Mike and Joan Barminski...Has a sister, Elizabeth...Nicknames are Mikey and Christmas Morning...Began playing field hockey in 2000...Game Day Mantra: "Train hard, play hard."...Favorite Sports Quote: "It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."...Best Words of Advice: "Let frustration fuel you."
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Barminski took to field hockey in second grade when the sport was introduced to him in an after-school program. With the encouragement and enthusiasm of his mother, a former player herself, Barminski competed in Cal Cup and was instantly hooked. He has since taken the pitch on the international stage with both the U.S. Men's Junior National Team and U.S. Men's National Team at such events as World League Round 1, World League Round 2, Junior Pan American Championship and Pan American Games.