Name: Shawn Nakamura
DOB: 6/1/1978
Birthplace: Camarillo
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School: Camarillo High School
College: University of California, Los Angeles ('04)
Team/Club: Camarillo Cougars
World Championship Experience
  • 5th - 2011 Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 5th - 1999 Pan American Games (Winnipeg, Canada)
  • 5th - 2003 Pan American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican)
  • 7th - 2011 Champions Challenge II (Lille, France)
  • 7th - 2007 Pan American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Captain
  • 7th - 2004 Pan American Cup (Ontario, Canada)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2011: Retired from the U.S. Men's National Team with 105 international caps
  • 2011: Series against Trinidad & Tobago (Moorpark, Calif.), 3 Nation Tournament (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Barbados (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • 2009: Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Argentina (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), World Cup Qualifier (Quilmes, Argentina)
  • 2008: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, Kia Kaha Olympic Qualifier (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2007: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, Captain, Series against Mexico, Series against Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago), Four Nations Tournament (Lanzhou City, China)
  • 2006: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Trinidad & Tobago (Virginia Beach, Va.), Named U.S Field Hockey Male Athlete of the Year
  • 2005: Named to U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2004: Named to U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2003: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, Pan American Cup Qualifying Tournament (2nd/Santo Domingo, Dominican)
  • 2002: Named to U.S. Men's National Team
  • 2001: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, World Cup Qualifying Tournament (14th), Named U.S Field Hockey Male Athlete of the Year
  • 2000: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, U-21 Canada National Champions (9th)
  • 1999: Named to U.S. Men's National Team, European Tour, Scotland Tour, Named U.S Field Hockey Male Athlete of the Year
  • 1998: Named to U.S. U-21/Men's National Team, Canada Tour, U-21 Barbados Tour
  • 1997: Named to U.S. U-21 Men's National Team, Junior 4 Nations Tournament (3rd, Moorpark, Calif.)
  • 1996: Named to U.S. U-18/U-19 Men's National Team
Personal: Started playing field hockey at age 10 after answering an advertisement for players in the newspaper