Gonzales Reflects on her Roots with H2O
US Women's National player, Linnea Gonzales shares a special message about H2OUpdated Sunday May 12, 2019 by Janice Rhodes.
I joined H20 field hockey when I was about 7 years old. I was in third grade at the time, and wanted to take my game to the next level. I had fallen in love with the sport and wanted to be able to compete against the best in order to improve. Through H20 and challenging competition, I realized that I wanted to chase my dream of being on the Women’s National Team and someday compete in the Olympics. Playing on this Club has opened many doors for me because of the well-experienced coaches who know and love what they do. They were one of my strongest advocates throughout middle and high school; not only encouraging me to reach for my dreams, but supporting me the entire way there! The hockey knowledge and passion that surrounds this program is deep, as you could imagine! On top of all of that, H20 became more than just a place for me to play field hockey. The people within the Club became my family. Some of my greatest memories have come from hanging out with my team at tournaments and building those friendships with one another; so many laughs! When you invest in your team here, the coaches, and your goals, you are bound to find great things to come. I am so proud to be part of the H2O family. I love it when I’m on the pitch and I see that “H2O Pink” in the stands! One team one goal -- H20!
~ Linnea Gonzales