Nov. 1, 2011
Guadalajara, Mexico-- Northwestern head coach Tracey Fuchs helped the USA Field Hockey team knock-off the number one team in the world this past weekend (Oct. 28) and earn an automatic berth in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Fuchs, an assistant coach for the national team, helped the squad to a 4-2 win over reigning power Argentina and the USA's first-ever Pan American gold medal.
"It was an amazing day," Fuchs said. "We went into the game with a lot of adversity, a lot of injuries, but everyone stepped up and we played our best field hockey when we needed to. It has been so awesome for our country and it's been great to hear from everyone. It was truly an amazing experience."
In the last two years, USA Field Hockey also has tabbed Fuchs as an assistant on the Senior National team during its seven-match tour to England and Spain and, most recently, as an assistant coach on the U-17 squad. She also was an assistant on the U-17 team that won the bronze medal at the 2010 Youth Pan American Cup in Uruguay. Fuchs also has established herself as a permanent fixture on the United States national program circuit, serving as the head coach of the U.S. Junior National team from 2005-09. In that role, Fuchs guided the 2008 team to a historic victory at the Pan American Junior Championships in Mexico City, posting a 2-1 overtime win in the finals against Argentina, which had won all five tournaments dating to 1988.
Click HERE to read the official release from USA Field Hockey.
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