After Relocating, U.S. Women's Olympic Field Hockey Rebounds In Rio

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Olympic field hockey players stretch on the turf field at Spooky Nook in Manheim, Pennsylvania. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

After finishing last at the 2012 Olympic games in London, the U.S. women’s field hockey needed a reboot. The team packed up and moved from Southern California to central Pennsylvania.

Laura Benshoff from Here & Now contributor WHYY reports that a new coach and a new home in the mid-Atlantic paid off, both in the team’s ranking and its growing fan base.

Read more on this story via WHYY.


Laura Benshoff, reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. She tweets @LEBenshoff.

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