Field hockey legend Carrie Lingo to give clinic on Sunday at WHS
One of USA’s most recognizable field hockey athletes, Carrie Lingo, will host a clinic for the Wilton High field hockey teams on Sunday.
The clinic, presented by the Wilton Field Hockey Association and STX, will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (varsity players) and 10:30 to noon (JV and freshmen players).
Lingo debuted her career with the U.S. National Team in 2002 and played in 190 international matches, making herself one of the most capped and elite athletes in USA Field Hockey history.
She represented the U.S. at the Pan American Cup, Pan American Games, World Cup, Olympic qualifier and the Beijing Olympics.
Lingo boasts two silver medals from the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She helped Team USA to a first-place finish at the Olympic Qualifier in Kazan, Russia, to secure a final placement in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, USA’s first Olympic appearance since the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Lingo is a 2001 graduate of the University of North Carolina, where she helped the Tar Heels win the NCAA championship in 1997.
She was a two-time All-ACC honoree and a member of the squad that finished runner-up to Old Dominion in the 2000 NCAA Championship final, where she was named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team. In 2002, Lingo was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team as one of the top field hockey players in conference history.
“It’s an awesome opportunity for our girls to learn form one of the greats of the game,” stated Wilton High head coach Deirdre Hynes. “To kick off our season with a session with Carrie will be a huge benefit for all our teams.”