Summer is here.
And with Summer 2012 beginning, the Olympics are only a few short months away.
The U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team is entering international competition red-hot off of a gold medal finish last year in the Pan-American Games. Using the momentum, they are in search of their first-ever gold medal at the Olympics.
Surprisingly, the United States has never won a gold or silver medal at the Olympics for women’s field hockey. Since 1983, the women’s national team has been competing on the international stage, yet they have never won the gold.
Although they did earn a bronze medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics, it was the closest these women have ever come to gold.
So, why has the U.S. squad struggled on the international stage?