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Grega Helps Team USA Qualify for 2024 Olympics


NORFOLK, Va. – Former Old Dominion Field Hockey player Danielle Grega helped Team USA qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after defeating Japan, 2-1 in Ranchi, India. She played in all four qualification games for the U.S. Kealsie Robles was part of the USA training team and is now a goalkeeper on the USA Hockey 5's Team. The Field Hockey 5's will be held in Oman in 2024. 
Grega played at ODU from 2014-2018 playing in 73 games and starting in 36 for the Monarchs. She scored 27 goals and added nine assists for 63 points. She was a two-time BIG EAST All-Conference honoree and an NFHCA All South Region first team member in 2018 and was second team in 2017. She joined the US women's team in 2018. 
"I am thrilled for the USA team and for Danielle. She has truly earned this opportunity – she made a decision when she was a sophomore here at ODU to commit on a whole different level to her training. She was focused and determined from that time onwards on improving, and this has continued with the US squad," said head Coach Andrew Griffiths.
"It has not been easy for her or the team – she has played through some disappointments over the years and she stayed committed to the training. There are not many moments in life as exciting as reaching that Olympic qualification celebration, so we are really happy for her."
Robles played at ODU from 2015-2018 playing in 55 games making 53 starts in the cage. In her career she made 233 saves posting a 23-29 record in goal. Was a second team all-region selection her freshman year and was selected to play for the USA Women's Field Hockey National Championship team. 
"In the meantime, two former ODU Field Hockey Goalkeepers have been selected for their countries to compete internationally. Kealsie Robles (ODU 2019) has been selected to represent USA in the FIH Hockey 5's World Cup, which is an adapted version of the full international game, in Oman at the end of this month," said Grffiths.
"Cam MacGillivray (ODU 2023) is representing Canada on a tour to the Czech Republic to compete on Canada's National Indoor Team. These selections are fantastic, and I'm extremely proud of all these athletes. They are outstanding people and great representatives of ODU Field Hockey."