Alesha Widdall

USA Field Hockey

Hometown: Whitney Point, NY
 Current Residence: Harrisburg, PA
Born: 1990
Joined National Team: 2012
Position: Goalkeeper
Number: 6
Caps: 23

BIO

Originally a swimmer like the rest of her family, Widdall was attracted to another sports path after seeing all of her friends playing field hockey in middle school. From then on, she has proudly rocked goalie pads. As a University of Massachusetts Minutewoman, she was named as an NFHCA All-American for two years and the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the year in 2011. Widdall began her journey to the Women’s National Squad in 2006 when she was first named to the US U21 National Team.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013: World League Round 2 (1st, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Four Nationals (Auckland, New Zealand), World League Round 3 (London, England), Pan American Games (2nd, Mendoza, Argentina)
  • 2012: Champions Challenge (2nd, Dublin, Ireland)
  • 2009: Member of Junior World Cup Team (Boston, Mass.)
  • 2008, 2010: NFHCA All-American
  • 2008: Junior Pan American Games (1st, Mexico City, Mexico)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Lesh
Twitter: @Awiddall
High School: Whitney Point High School
Club: CNY and Thoroughbreds II
Years of Futures: 4
College: University of Massachusetts
Major: Anthropology Minor in French and Classics
Names of parents/guardians: Paul and Christine Widdall
Names of siblings: John, Valerie, Adrain, John, and Paul
Favorite sports quote: “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” - Napoleon Hill
Best words of advice: Never take a day for granted and have fun