2022 Hall of Fame Inductee: Lauren Crandall Liska
by USA Field Hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Throughout the spring, USA Field Hockey will be celebrating and honoring the 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees prior to the 100th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Celebration, hosted by the U.S. Field Hockey Foundation.
A three-time Olympian and captain of Team USA, Lauren Crandall Liska was first named to the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2005. She is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished athletes of her era. A defensive stalwart from Doylestown, Pa., she is the youngest of four children. As a young child, Lauren just wanted to be part of the family team and play with her older siblings and their friends. So she always put herself into competitions against her siblings, because if she wanted to play with them, or be involved, she had to be good enough. That competitive drive eventually led to her prowess on the world stage and a storied career as one of the best in women’s field hockey history.
Lauren was a member of Team USA for the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She served as captain from 2012 to 2016, including the 2012 Olympic, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Teams. Lauren led the team from a twelfth-place finish at the London Olympic Games to being ranked fifth in the world in 2016 and a fifth-place finish in Rio. She retired from the U.S. Women’s National Team a few months after competing in her final Olympic Games having played in 279 international caps. Upon her retirement former head coach Craig Parnham praised Lauren as an “international powerhouse.”
Lauren currently serves on the USA Field Hockey Board of Directors as an athlete representative. Her contributions to the game and to USA Field Hockey are immense. Her play and leadership inspired and continues to inspire countless young players.
“Lauren is up there with the best ever Team USA field hockey athletes,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “A three-time Olympian, she stands out both in her leadership on and off the field, a truly remarkable career.”
Lauren is truly worthy of induction in the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame. Join us as we celebrate and honor all of the 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees, Honorary Members and Award Winners on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the 100th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Celebration, hosted by the U.S. Field Hockey Foundation, at The Union League of Philadelphia. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
- Rio 2016 Olympic Games (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- London 2012 Olympic Games (12th, London, England)
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (8th, Beijing, China)
World Championship Experience:
- 2015 Pan American Games – (Gold, Toronto, Canada)
- 2014 Champions Challenge – (Gold, Glasgow, Scotland)
- 2013 World League Round 2 – (Gold, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- 2011 Pan American Games – (Gold, Guadalajara, Mexico)
- 2008 Olympic Qualifier Tournament (Gold, Kazan, Russia)
- 2012 Champions Challenge I (Silver, Dublin, Ireland)
- 2011 Champions Challenge I (Silver, Dublin, Ireland)
- 2010 AtaHolding World Cup Qualifier Team (Silver, Chula Vista, Calif.)
- 2009 Pan American Cup (Silver, Hamilton, Bermuda)
- 2007 Pan American Games (Silver, Rio de Janiero, Brazil)
- 2016 Champions Trophy (Bronze, London, England)
- 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup (4th, The Hague, Netherlands)
- 2007 Champions Challenge (4th, Baku, Azerbaijan)
- 2015 World League Round 3 (5th, Valencia, Spain)