Michelle Kasold

USA Field Hockey

  • 2012
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Current Residence: Chula Vista, CA
Born: 1987
Joined National Team: 2006
Position: Striker
Number: 18
 Caps: 160
BIO

A prominent part of the National Team's line up, the Chapel Hill, N.C. native will take the pitch in London, utilizing her ball speed and impressive knowledge of the game. Kasold has been with the National Team since 2006, just missing the Beijing Olympic Games. Graduating in 2009, the striker is one of three Wake Forest University alums on the Olympic Squad. Kasold was part of the Pan American Team that made U.S. Field Hockey history.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 
2012: Champions Challenge I (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)... U.S. Olympic Team (12th, London, England)
2011: Pan American Team (1st, Guadalajara, Mexico)... Champions Challenge I Team (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)
2008: All-ACC... All-ACC Tournament... First Team All-American by the NFHCA and womensfieldhockey.com... NFHCA Senior All-Star Team
2007: First Team All-ACC... ACC All-Tournament Team... NFHCA Division I All America - 1st Team
2006: Joined the Women's National Team... Named first team All-American by the NFHCA... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team
2005: Junior World Cup Team (7th, Santiago, Chile) ... As a freshman at Wake Forest, ranked second in number of goals scored
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Twitter: @mkasold18
Facebook: facebook.com/MichelleKasold
Blog: Behind the Uniform
High School: East Chapel Hill High School '05
Club: Tar Devils
Futures: 2000-2005
College: Wake Forest University '09
Major: Sociology
Names of parents/guardians: Jeff and Carol Kasold
Names of sibling(s): Matthew
Charity Involvement: The Monday Life 
Year you began field hockey: 1998
Game day mantra: Let's go!!
Favorite sports quote: "Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best." Tim Duncan 
Best words of advice: Work hard and never give up! But most of all, enjoy every minute!
IN THE NEWS

  • Women's Field Hockey Aims to End Olympic Drought. NPR.org, July 11, 2012
  • The Field Hockey Chronicles: A Warm-Up With Some Fire. NYTimes.com, June 29, 2012
  • The Field Hockey Chronicles: Strength in Numbers. NYTimes.com, June 21, 2012


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