"I walked in and sat down. Lee's lips moved as his words filled the air. My eyes watered and tears fell," words from Harrow's Rachel Dawson's recent blog post for ESPN W's Blog about the recent announcement of the 16-player roster for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In the post, Rachel talks about the nerve-wracking selection process that the US National Team Coaches make to narrow the normally 25 player team, to only 16. Every athlete has a dream to one day represent their country in an Olympic games, and even though Rachel represented the US in Beijing, she writes about how she believes you can never be too confident when it comes to the selection process.
After securing their spot in the London Olympics this past October by winning the PanAm Games with a win over top ranked Argentina, the buzz about the US Team has continued to grow. While the Olympics may be a few months away, the US will be playing a four-game series against Argentina June 18-23 at various sites. The game schedule is the following:
June 18 - University of Virginia : 8pm
June 20 - Old Dominion University : 5pm
June 21 - Old Dominion University : 8pm
June 23 - National Training Center in Virginia Beach : 1:30pm Broadcast by NBC ET Live
The game on the 23rd is going to be broadcast on NBC 1:30-3:30pm ET Live. This is great step for the sport of field hockey in the US, and we encourage everyone to tune in! The competition should be fierce.
Harrow wishes the 16 players on the Olympic team the best of luck. We have been and will continue to be cheering you all on!
Click here , for more information about the newly selected US Team roster and more information about the US National team.
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