When will the U.S. women's field hockey team for Paris be named?

The final women’s Olympic field hockey team roster to represent the U.S. at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be selected from a pool of centralized athletes and will be publicly announced in mid-June according to USA Field Hockey. It will consist of 16 athletes, plus three traveling reserve athletes.

Who are the finalists for Team USA field hockey in Paris?

The Paris Centralized Training Squad consists of 28 athletes who are in Charlotte, North Carolina training for a spot on the United States team. 

-Kelsey Bing (GK)
-Sanne Caarls
-Leah Crouse
-Charlotte de Vries
-Brooke DeBerdine
-Emma DeBerdine
-Bethany Dykema
-Phia Gladieux
-Amanda Golini
-Linnea Gonzales
-Fusine Govaert
-Danielle Grega
-Ally Hammel
-Ashley Hoffman
-Karlie Kisha
-Kelee Lepage
-Caroline Ramsey
-Jenny Rizzo (GK)
-Kealsie Robles (GK)
-Ashley Sessa
-Meredith Sholder
-Cassie Sumfest
-Abby Tamer
-Megan Valzonis
-Lauren Wadas
-Jillian Wolgemuth
-Beth Yeager
-Maddie Zimmer

Who is vying for their first Olympic Games in Paris?

The women's field hockey U.S. national team is a very young squad, with not one single player of the Paris Centralized Training Squad having Olympic experience. 

Looking to make her Olympic debut will be co-captain Ashley Hoffman, a member of the bronze-medal winning team from the 2019 Pan American Games. Hoffman scored a goal in the fourth-quarter to help overtake the Japanese in the semifinals at the FIH Women’s Hockey Olympic Qualifier tournament, sending the United States back to the Games after missing out on Tokyo 2020. Notably, Hoffman was the recipient of the Honda Award back in 2019 while at North Carolina. 

Abby Tamer also was a member of the team that punched a ticket to Paris, scoring the game-winning goal in the fourth quarter after Hoffman tied things up in the fourth quarter. Tamer spent two seasons at the University of Michigan before redshirting for the 2023 season to train with the U.S. national team in Charlotte. Tamer helped the Americans win the silver medal at the 2023 Pan American Games, tying for the team lead in goals with four. 

At 28-years-old, Amanda Golini is one of the oldest members of the U.S. national team and a co-captain. Golini won a bronze medal with the U.S. team in 2017 at the Pan American Cup, as well as in 2019 at the Pan American Games. Magadan was captain for Team USA at the 2022 Pan American Cup and scored a goal against Canada in the opening round.

Another name to watch is Kelsey Bing, a key member of the United States almost-impenetrable defense in India. Bing showcased her indispensability to the team by keeping her opponents at bay until the second half of the final game of the tournament.