2018 Women's Hockey World Cup
The 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup was the 14th edition of the Women's Hockey World Cup, a field hockey tournament. It was held from 21 July to 5 August 2018 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England. Defending champions the Netherlands won the tournament for a record eighth time after defeating Ireland 6–0 in the final, who claimed their first World Cup medal. Spain won the third place match by defeating Australia 3–1 to claim their first World Cup medal as well. In March 2013, one month after the FIH published the Event Assignment Process Document for the 2014–2018 cycle, Belgium and New Zealand were shortlisted as candidates for hosting the event and were demanded to submit bidding documentation, requirement that Belgium did not meet. In addition one month before the host election, Australia withdrew their application due to technical and financial reasons. England was announced as host on 7 November 2013 during a special ceremony in Switzerland. Chosen to host the 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championship for men and women, the tournament will be held at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, England.
This venue is part of the legacy from the 2012 Summer Olympics as the Riverbank Arena, where the field hockey events took place, scaled down and moved to its current location at Lee Valley Park. Due to the increase to 16 participating teams, the new qualification process was announced in July 2015 by the International Hockey Federation; each of the continental champions from five confederations and the host nation received an automatic berth. In addition, the 10/11 highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2016–17 FIH Hockey World League not qualified entered the tournament; the following sixteen teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament. The 16 teams were drawn into each containing four teams; each team played each other team in its group once. The first-placed team in each group advanced to the quarterfinals, while the second- and third-placed teams in each group go into the crossover matches. From there on a single-elimination tournament was played. 15 umpires were appointed by the FIH for this tournament.
The schedule was published on 26 November 2017. All times are British Summer Time. There were 126 goals scored in 36 matches, for an average of 3.5 goals per match. 8 goals 6 goals 5 goals 4 goals 3 goals 2 goals 1 goal Official website
Leonard Robert Rosenbluth is an American former basketball player and All-American at the University of North Carolina, NBA basketball player. In college, he was Helms Foundation Player of the Year, Consensus first-team All-American, Second-team All-American – AP, UPI, INS, Third-team All-American – NEA, Collier's, ACC Player of the Year, 3× First-team All-ACC, had his No. 10 retired by UNC. Rosenbluth was born in the Bronx in New York city, is Jewish, he attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx, Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia for the 1952-53 school year. He played only eight games in high school. In his first year of varsity basketball at the University of North Carolina in 1955, the 6’ 5" small forward was the Tar Heels' leading scorer, he was named third team All-America, averaging 11.7 rebounds. In 1956 he achieved All-America honors, but this time they were split between various first and second team selections, he again led the Tar Heels in scoring with a 26.7 average.
In his senior season in 1957 Rosenbluth averaged 27.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while leading the Tar Heels to a 32–0 record. His regular season performance earned him the Helms Hall of Fame "Collegiate Player of the Year" designation over the University of Kansas's Wilt Chamberlain. Tar Heels went on to defeat Chamberlain's Jayhawks 54–53 in triple overtime for the NCAA Basketball Championship, North Carolina's first, which brought credibility to the fledgling Atlantic Coast Conference. Rosenbluth's scored 20 points in the championship final, was the tournament's overall top scorer at 28.0 ppg, was named to the All-Tournament Team. He was named the ACC Player of the Year and ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Rosenbluth has been honored for his athletic achievements while at North Carolina. In 2002, he was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team as one of the 50 greatest players in Atlantic Coast Conference history, he was selected to the "All-Decade Final Four" team for the 1950s.
He is in the Helms College Basketball Hall of Fame, is listed by some as one of the "100 Greatest College Players of All-Time", is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Rosenbluth received a number of other accolades and awards during his playing career: Three-time All-ACC selections 1957 ACC Player and Athlete of the Year MVP of the'57 ACC Tournament All-Tournament at three Dixie Classics; until Duke University's Christian Laettner, Rosenbluth was the only collegian to be named NCAA National Player of the Year, ACC Player of the Year, ACC Tournament MVP, NCAA regional MVP in the same season. Rosenbluth holds several UNC records, including most points in a single season, highest single-season average. In the 1957 NBA Draft he was the sixth player picked by the Philadelphia Warriors, his professional career included a brief stint with the Warriors. He played for them from 1957–59, he played in 82 games, averaged 4.2 points per game. After he retired from basketball, he had a long career as coach.
He moved with his wife to Fort Myers, Florida. List of select Jewish basketball players NBA career statistics
Mohnton is a borough in Berks County, United States. It had a population of 3,043 in the 2010 census; the earliest post office in Mohnton was called Mohn's Store. A post office was established at Mohn's Store in 1857, the post office was renamed Mohnton in 1906, it remains in operation. Mohnton is located in southern Berks County at 40°17′10″N 75°59′9″W, part of the contiguous urban area surrounding the city of Reading, it is bordered on all sides by Cumru Township, including the unincorporated community of Pennwyn on the borough's eastern border. The borough of Shillington is 1 mile to the northeast. Wyomissing Creek flows through the center of Mohnton. According to the United States Census Bureau, Mohnton has a total area of 0.77 square miles, of which 0.004 square miles, or 0.63%, is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,963 people, 1,211 households, 842 families residing in the borough; the population density was 3,396.0 people per square mile. There were 1,259 housing units at an average density of 1,443.0 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the borough was 96.79% White, 1.11% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.88% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population. There were 1,211 households, out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.4% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.95. In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $41,429, the median income for a family was $56,174.
Males had a median income of $40,037 versus $25,266 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,268. About 3.2% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. Maple Grove Raceway located 8 miles south of Mohnton in Brecknock Township, hosts the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series' Keystone Nationals. Borough of Mohnton official website
Kathleen Sharkey is an American field hockey player. In 2016, she was named to the United States women's national field hockey team for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kathleen Sharkey was born on April 30, 1990, she grew up in Moosic, Pennsylvania including an older sister. Watching her older sister play field hockey sparked Sharkey's interest in the sport, she went on to play field hockey at Wyoming Seminary. Playing as a striker for Princeton University, Sharkey set multiple all-time school field hockey records including career points, points in a season, goals in a career, goals in a season, most total goals and assists in a career, most goals in a game and most points in a game. Sharkey led all of Division I women's field hockey in goals scored for 2010 and 2012. Sharkey finished her career with an average of 3.13 points per 7th all time. Sharkey led all of Division I women's field hockey in goals scored for 2010 and 2012. Sharkey was named two time Ivy League offensive player of the year.
She was a 2010–2011 Honda Sports Award nominee for field hockey. In 2012, Sharkey was part of the team. Sharkey began training with the United States women's national field hockey team in 2011 while she was still in college. After graduating from Princeton, Sharkey moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to continue training with the national team; as part of the U. S. team, Sharkey was reunited with Princeton teammates Julia and Katie Reinprecht and Wyoming Seminary teammate Kelsey Kolojejchick. In the summer of 2015, Sharkey broke her ankle, she returned to the team in December 2015. On July 1, 2016 Sharkey was named to the United States team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kathleen Sharkey at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Kathleen Sharkey on Twitter
United States women's national field hockey team
The United States women's national field hockey team, coached by Janneke Schopman since 2017, made its first international appearance in 1920 when a touring team visited England, coached by Constance M. K. Applebee; the team made several international appearances in the early 20th Century, leading to the United States hosting the eighth International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations Tournament in 1963. Once the IFWHA merged with its counterpart on the men's side, the United States' first appearance at an FIH-sanctioned tournament was the 1983 Women's Hockey World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, where the Americans ended up in sixth place, they have won bronze at the Los Angeles bronze at the 1994 World Cup. During the 1984 Summer Olympics, the team won a bronze medal; this happened after The Netherlands defeated Australia in the final match of the round-robin tournament and Australia and the United States were left tied for third place with identical records: two wins, two losses, one draw, nine goals scored and seven goals conceded.
Following the Holland-Australia match, the United States players came down from the stands and competed with the Australians in a penalty shoot-out to decide the bronze medal. The US won the shootout to claim America's first Olympic medal in women's field hockey; the Olympic qualifying squad placed first in the second series of games during the 2008 Women's Hockey Olympic Qualifier. The team finished in eighth place in the 2008 Summer Olympics, they lost to Germany 4-2 to end their run in the Olympic Games. The USWNT qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games after defeating Argentina 4-2 at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico; the U. S. had high hopes of finishing their rocky 2012 Olympic campaign on a high note. That didn’t happen for Team USA as the final match at Riverbank Arena in London’s Olympic Park ended with a disappointing 2-1 loss to Belgium, leaving the U. S. with a last place finish in the tournament. In similar fashion to qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the USWNT defeated Argentina at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada to punch their ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In pool play the USWNT toppled both global hockey powerhouses Argentina and Australia with the same score of 2-1. Continuing in their preliminary schedule the USA rose above Japan 6-1 as well as India with a score of 3-0. Great Britain was USA’s final pool play competitor who defeated the USWNT dashing their near spotless record with a 2-1 win. In quartefinal play, Germany was able to grab one more goal than the USWNT to develop a 2-1 score, bringing USA's Olympic Games campaign to a close; the team finished in fifth place overall. A red box around indicates tournaments played in the United States Roster for the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup. Head coach: Janneke Schopman Beth Anders Charlene Morett-Curtiss Kate Barber Beth Beglin Kris Fillat Tracey Fuchs Sheryl Johnson Barbara Marois Marcia Pankratz Karen Shelton Amy Tran United States men's national field hockey team USA Field Hockey USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame Official website FIH profile
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia and Tonga; because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal and plant life; the country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington. Sometime between 1250 and 1300, Polynesians settled in the islands that were named New Zealand and developed a distinctive Māori culture. In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight New Zealand. In 1840, representatives of the United Kingdom and Māori chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, which declared British sovereignty over the islands.
In 1841, New Zealand became a colony within the British Empire and in 1907 it became a dominion. Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.9 million is of European descent. Reflecting this, New Zealand's culture is derived from Māori and early British settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration; the official languages are English, Māori, NZ Sign Language, with English being dominant. A developed country, New Zealand ranks in international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, economic freedom. New Zealand underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalised free-trade economy; the service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, agriculture. Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
Queen Elizabeth II is the country's monarch and is represented by a governor-general Dame Patsy Reddy. In addition, New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes; the Realm of New Zealand includes Tokelau. New Zealand is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, ASEAN Plus Six, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, the Pacific Community and the Pacific Islands Forum. Dutch explorer Abel Tasman sighted New Zealand in 1642 and named it Staten Land "in honour of the States General", he wrote, "it is possible that this land joins to the Staten Land but it is uncertain", referring to a landmass of the same name at the southern tip of South America, discovered by Jacob Le Maire in 1616. In 1645, Dutch cartographers renamed the land Nova Zeelandia after the Dutch province of Zeeland. British explorer James Cook subsequently anglicised the name to New Zealand. Aotearoa is the current Māori name for New Zealand.
It is unknown whether Māori had a name for the whole country before the arrival of Europeans, with Aotearoa referring to just the North Island. Māori had several traditional names for the two main islands, including Te Ika-a-Māui for the North Island and Te Waipounamu or Te Waka o Aoraki for the South Island. Early European maps labelled the islands North and South. In 1830, maps began to use North and South to distinguish the two largest islands and by 1907 this was the accepted norm; the New Zealand Geographic Board discovered in 2009 that the names of the North Island and South Island had never been formalised, names and alternative names were formalised in 2013. This set the names as North Island or Te Ika-a-Māui, South Island or Te Waipounamu. For each island, either its English or Māori name can be used. New Zealand was one of the last major landmasses settled by humans. Radiocarbon dating, evidence of deforestation and mitochondrial DNA variability within Māori populations suggest New Zealand was first settled by Eastern Polynesians between 1250 and 1300, concluding a long series of voyages through the southern Pacific islands.
Over the centuries that followed, these settlers developed a distinct culture now known as Māori. The population was divided into iwi and hapū who would sometimes cooperate, sometimes compete and sometimes fight against each other. At some point a group of Māori migrated to Rēkohu, now known as the Chatham Islands, where they developed their distinct Moriori culture; the Moriori population was all but wiped out between 1835 and 1862 because of Taranaki Māori invasion and enslavement in the 1830s, although European diseases contributed. In 1862 only 101 survived, the last known full-blooded Moriori died in 1933; the first Europeans known to have reached New Zeala
David William Sime was an American sprinter, multi-sport athlete at Duke University, a pioneering ophthalmologist. He won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 1960 Olympic Games, he held several sprint records during the late 1950s. Sime was born on July 25, 1936, in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of Evelyn and Charles Sime, neither of whom graduated from high school, he grew up in Fair Lawn and played football and baseball at Fair Lawn High School, but did not run track. He was a charter member of the Fair Lawn High School Athletics Hall of Fame. Sime applied to the United States Military Academy at West Point, as his dream was to become a pilot, but discovered he was color blind and accepted a baseball scholarship to Duke University in North Carolina. Sime was a member of Duke's baseball and track and field teams, played football for a season in 1958, while a first-year medical school student, his beginnings in track were accidental: his 100-yard dash on an unmowed grass surface in baseball shoes was a rapid 9.8 seconds, the coaches soon asked him to join the track team.
Opting not to play freshman football, he had gone out for fall track to stay in shape for baseball. Sime hit over.400 as a freshman and had the intention continuing in baseball for coach Ace Parker, but his success during winter track changed that. Parker recognized the exceptional speed and Olympic potential. Sime achieved his greatest collegiate victory as a 19-year-old sophomore at the Drake Relays in April 1956, where he was named the meet's outstanding performer after setting a meet record in the 100-yard dash in 9.4 seconds. Sime was named the ACC Athlete of the Year in 1956 for his accomplishments in baseball. Prior to the Olympic trials, he and Morrow appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1956. Sime was selected by the Detroit Lions in the 29th round of the 1959 NFL Draft, but he opted not to join the NFL and continued at medical school. In 2010, Duke named him their most outstanding athlete of the 20th century. A different story told by an All-American baseball player at North Carolina during the same time was that Sime was not that great at baseball.
Batted like.225 and when UNC played Duke in baseball they agreed to allow Sime to get a hit just so Carolina could watch him run the bases. Lacy said his first track meet was at the Univ. of Maryland and he broke 4 World Records. Not mentioned was the first football game he played in for Duke, it was against Notre Dame and he was a "lonesome end". He scored a 60-yard touchdown reception on the first play. On the ensuing possession by Duke, Sime scored on a 40-yard reception. After that Notre Dame had 3 guys on him the entire game and Duke defeated Notre Dame that day. Sime was slated to win 3 Gold Medals at the 1960 Olympics but tore his groin muscle and it ended his career, it was the 1964 Olympics that he was favored in but as a result of the injury he did not compete. According to Lacy, Sime's only scholarship was the baseball scholarship. Sime was unable to make the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne due to a leg injury in his first attempt to ride a horse, but he competed in Rome four years and won a silver medal when he was edged out by Armin Hary of Germany in a photo finish in the 100 meters.
He anchored the U. S. to an apparent victory in the 4×100 m relay. The team finished first in a world record time of 39.4 s but were disqualified because the at the first exchange from Budd to Norton, Norton started too early and the exchange happened outside the changeover box. The West German team who finished second in 39.5 s received the gold medals and became the new world record holders. During his career, he held world records at 100 yards, 220 yards, the 220 yd low hurdles. Sime never played sports professionally, he graduated in the top 10% of his class at the Duke University School of Medicine. He practiced medicine as an ophthalmologist in Florida, where he was a pioneer in intraocular lens transplants. Sime's eldest child Sherrie went to the University of Virginia, where she was the school's top-ranked singles tennis player, his son Scott was a state wrestling champion and all-state football player at Coral Gables High School before going on to his father's alma mater at Duke, where he was a starting fullback.
Sime's youngest child Lisa attended Stanford University. There she met her future husband, Ed McCaffrey, a Cardinal football player who went on to win three Super Bowls and a Pro Bowl during a 13-year NFL career, their son Christian McCaffrey is a running back in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers, after following his parents to Stanford where he played football. As a sophomore in 2015, he was the AP College Football Player of the Year and finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting. After a lengthy battle with cancer, Sime died at age 79 in 2016. Maraniss, David. Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World. New York, Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1-4165-3407-5. Dave Sime at the USATF Hall of Fame Dave Sime at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Dave Sime at the International Olympic Committee Appreciating Duke Legend Dave Sime at Duke University Athletics