Hall of Fame & Annual Awards
Thank you to all of those that took the time to vote and congratulations to all of the following award winners. The 2022 Annual Award winners are:
USA Field Hockey Grow the Game Award - is presented to a USA Field Hockey Member that has help lay a foundation, build a lasting program and impacted their community through field hockey. They have provided opportunities to countless field hockey players in their region that would not exist without their efforts.
- Grow the Game Award Winner: Plunket Beirne (posthumously)
USA Field Hockey National Coach Award - is presented to a USA Field Hockey Coach Member that exemplifies the values of sportsmanship, fair play and healthy competition. This individual is dedicated to their craft and works tirelessly to make their players, fellow coaches and the field hockey community better.
- National Coach Award Winner: Christine Mitchell
USA Field Hockey National Umpire Award - is presented to a USA Field Hockey Umpire Member who has shown integrity and love of the game on and off the field of play. This recipient has treated players, coaches and fans with respect while enforcing the rules and keeping the game safe and fair.
- National Umpire Award Winner: Terri Sawyer
USA Field Hockey National Club of the Year Award - is presented to the USA Field Hockey Member Club who has excelled on and off the field of play. This club has demonstrated skills on the pitch that are recognized by their peers and fans, but equally important they have shown their passion for hockey and sportsmanship off the pitch. They have used field hockey to make an impression on the lives of others and brought opportunity to their community.
- National Club of the Year Winner: Texas Pride
USA Field Hockey Humanitarian Award - presented to an individual who has transcended the game of field hockey and achieved something inspirational to us all. This individual has used field hockey to better themselves, his/her community and beyond.
- Humanitarian Award Winner: Dina Hannigan
2023 Annual Awards
- November 16, 2023: Nominations for Awards open.
- November 30, 2023: Nominations for Awards close at 11:59 p.m. ET. The Awards Selection Committee, a volunteer group established for this purpose, will review each Award Category.
- December 7, 2023: Top Award nominees for each category will be announced and posted on USA Field Hockey’s website. A People’s Choice online voting process will open.
- December 21, 2023: Awards People’s Choice online voting closes.
- January 4, 2023: Award winners will be announced on USA Field Hockey’s website.
2024 Hall of Fame
- September 15, 2023: Nomination period opens.
- October 8, 2023: Nomination period closes.
- October 9 - 18, 2023: Nominations reviewed for fact checking.
- October 20, 2023: Nominations submitted to Hall of Fame Committee for review.
- November 1, 2023: Hall of Fame Committee finalizes inductees.
- November 20, 2023: Hall of Fame Inducteees will be announced on USA Field Hockey's website.