Name: Moritz Runzi
Position: Midfield
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 11/15/1991
Hometown: Essen, Germany
High School: Goetheschule Essen, and Felsted School, Felsted, UK
College: Technical University of Munich
Team/Club: Munich Sportsclub
World Championship Experience
  • 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.)
  • Canceled - 2022 FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup (Liège, Belgium)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022: Named to the U.S. Men's National Indoor Team, FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup Selection Camp
  • 2021: Named to U.S. Men's National Indoor Team
  • 2015: Competed in 42 international caps for the U.S. Men's National Team with his last competition being at thePan American Games (Toronto, 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.)
  • 2010: Joined U.S. Men's National Team
Personal: Son of Michael and Christine Runzi...Siblings are Anna and Jakob...Nickname is Mo...Began playing field hockey in 1996...Game Day Mantra: "Go hard or go home."...Favorite Sports Quote: "Second best is not an option."...Best Words of Advice: "Keep on trying."
For Rünzi the balance of delicate skills and the required strength and stamina make field hockey a perfect combination. It is this equilibrium that has pushed Rünzi to strive for excellence on the pitch – from his Munich Sports Club days all the way to his first national team debut in 2010. Because for Rünzi, “second best is not an option.”