NewsHall of Fame

2024 Hall of Fame Inductee: Amy Hassick

15 photos

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – During the next month, USA Field Hockey will be celebrating and honoring the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees prior to the celebration, hosted by the U.S. Field Hockey Foundation.

In 2024, two new categories, Coaches, Officials and Contributors, were added to the Hall of Fame and Amy Hassick, USA Field Hockey Umpire and International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Panel Umpire is the first Official to be inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame.

Following Amy’s playing and coaching careers, she looked for another avenue to stay connected to the sport that has been a big part of her life. She ventured into the world of umpiring.

Amy started in 2002, taking a local beginner’s course and began umpiring at the junior high level. The following year, she stepped up to high school and in 2004, she was appointed to her rookie collegiate season. Amy continued to officiate all college levels and had the honor of being selected to officiate ten NCAA Division I Final Fours from 2008 to 2018.

As the years progressed doing domestic hockey, Amy joined the international track in 2005 and began umpiring at various adult tournaments in preparation for her first appointment at an international event. That day came in 2007, when her travels around the world began. Her first appointment was to Chile with the U.S. Women’s National Team for their own preparation prior to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and the Pan American Games (Rio 2007).

Amy spanned the globe doing Four Nations Tournaments, FIH Hockey World League events, Champions Trophies, World Cup Qualifiers, Olympic Qualifiers, and reached the pinnacle in the hockey world, two World Cups (Argentina 2010 and The Netherlands 2014) and two Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016).

She played throughout high school at a small school in Pennsylvania at Antietam Junior and Senior High School. She participated in the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Olympic Festival, Keystone State Games and National Hockey Festival. She was even part of the first group of participants to join the Futures, now Nexus, program. She participated in the U.S. Development Camps, which served as national team trials, while in high school and college.

Amy went on to play collegiately at Northeastern University where she earned All-Conference (1993, 1994), All-Region (1993, 1994), and All-American honors (1993). She was named to the U.S. Women’s National Team but did not make the squad that moved into residency before the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games and decided to retire from playing.

She coached at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell from 1998-99, when they were a Division II program. In 2000, she went back to Northeastern for a year before she shifted her focus to umpiring.

“As one of the top USA officials to represent in our game, Amy has been significant for our sport,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “As a two-time Olympic umpire and what she has done for our sport, she is so deserving of this honor.”

Amy was inducted into the Berks County Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001 and Antietam Junior and Senior High School Hall of Fame in 2017. A two-time Olympic umpire, in London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, she is truly worthy of induction in the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame. She officially retired from umpiring in December 2018.

Join us as we celebrate and honor the 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the 2024 Hall of Fame Celebration, hosted by the U.S. Field Hockey Foundation, at The Hyatt Regency Westlake in Westlake Village, Calif. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here. An extended thank you goes to 2024 Hall of Fame sponsors AstroTurf and Beyond Pulse.