Name: Dina Kahriman
Sport: Team Handball
Event(s): Indoor
Height: 5'11
Weight: 160
DOB: 10/24/1984
Hometown: Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
High School: Lynn Classical High School
College: Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts School of Law
Team/Club: Boston Team Handball Club
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 - present: President of Boston Team Handball Club
  • 2004 - 2019: Boston Team Handball Club Goalkeeper
  • 2014 USA Team Handball Training Camp (Guadeloupe)
  • 2014 USA Team Handball Training Camp (Brazil)
  • 2014 - 2015: USA Team Handball Auburn University Residency Program
  • 1997: Junior National Team (Germany)
Personal: Started playing handball when she was 10 years old in Hamburg, Germany…Growing up as the only girl, the boys would only allow her to play with them if she stayed in the goal…She soon became the goalkeeper of her neighborhood…Today she still feels the same rush of excitement when keeping a goal as she did as a 10 year old girl…By age 12, she was recruited by the German National Junior Team…Her family, originally from Bosnia, was not allowed to stay in Germany, and she moved to the U.S. in 1998 where she quickly learned that Americans did not know what handball was…It has been her mission since then to grow the sport in America, first playing for Boston Team Handball…In 2014, was recruited by the U.S. Women's National Team, training in Alabama while attending law school and starting her own business in Boston…After an ACL surgery, had to leave the residency program and continued her efforts with USA Team Handball though fundraisers and local competition…Today, is a respected leader in the handball community and serves as the president of Boston Team Handball… Works closely with community leaders, USA Team Handball, and the International Handball Federation to continue the growth of the sport, particularly using handball as a platform to help children live healthier and better lives… Her proudest accomplishment is having had the opportunity to raise her niece with and through the help of the handball community.