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Anna Dessoye

2019 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier (Bhubaneswar, India) Bronze - 2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru) 9th - 2020-21 FIH Pro League (worldwide)

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Mountaintop, Pa.


Crestwood High School University of Maryland

Daughter of Karen and Dale Dessoye Best words of advice: Believe in yourself, make each day your masterpiece ...Siblings include Elizabeth and Joshua...Majored in Public Health...Began playing field hockey in sixth grade...Best Words of Advice: "Believe in yourself, make each day your masterpiece."
  • 2020: Named to the U.S. Women's National Team (January)
  • 2019: Series against Canada (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile)
  • 2018: Series against The Netherlands (Palo Alto, Calif.), Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Four Nations Women's Ibaraki International Tournament (4th, Osaka, Japan), Series against Belgium (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2017 : Recorded first cap on March 25 in a scrimmage against New Zealand, The Hawke's Bay Cup (4th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), International Festival of Hockey (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2016: Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2015: First Team All American, First Team All BIG TEN, First Team All Mid Atlantic, More than 100 career points and more than 50 career assists at the University of Maryland, Member of the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team
  • 2014: Second Team All American, Second Team All Big TEN, First Team All Mid Atlantic, Member of the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team

What began as her neighbor’s hobby turned into a lifelong passion for Dessoye. After spotting her neighbor playing field hockey in the front yard in sixth grade, Dessoye was intrigued and asked to join in. She has been playing ever since. In middle school she her teammates turned into friends and the group continued playing into high school where her competitive nature was given turf to come alive, a passion she kept ignited through her college years and contending with the U-21 USWNT. Dessoye looks to extend her career and competiveness at the senior national team level.  

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