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Paris 2024: Meet Phia Gladieux

With the start of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games rapidly approaching, get to know the athletes named to the U.S. Olympic Women's Field Hockey Team.

  • About Phia

    Jersey Number: 23

    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Oley, Pa.

    Began Playing Field Hockey: 2010

    Joined USWNT: 2023

    High School: Oley Valley

    Club Team: Xcalibur

    College: Penn State University

    Major: Early Childhood Education

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    Best Words of Advice

    “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." - Michael Jordan

  • World Champioship Experience
    • 9th - 2023-24 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
    • 2023 - Trained with U.S. Women’s National Team in May
    • 2023 - Series against New Zealand in December (Charlotte, N.C.)
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  • Personal Accolades
    • All-Big Ten First Team (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

    • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2021, 2023)
    • NFHCA First Team All Region (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
    • NFHCA Mideast Regional Player of the Year (2022)
    • NFHCA Second Team All-American (2020)
    • NFHCA First Team All-American (2021, 2023
    • NCAA All-Tournament Team (2022)
    • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (2022, 2023)
    • Big Ten Player of the Year (2022)
    • Penn State Female Athlet of the Year (2023)
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  • Most memorable field hockey moment

    Beating Iowa in overtime at home for the first time in 7 years

    Hidden Talent

    Can sing pretty well

    Fun Fact

    Played the violin and flute growing up

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  • Favorite Vacation Spot

    Beach

    Favorite Pastimes

    Reading or listening to podcasts

    Favorite Pump-Up Song

    Anything rap or EDM

    Dream Job

    Veterinarian

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  • Parents

    Bunky and Lynn Gladieux

    Sibling(s)

    Has two older siblings, Scott and Sarah