Today, February 17, Amy Tran Swensen will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Hall of Fame at a gala affair at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an assistant to Head Coach Andrew Griffiths in 2007 and 2008. Amy worked with the goalkeepers and defense while at Lafayette. Even then she had made her mark in the field hockey community and was the starting goalkeeper in 2008 Olympics. She also appeared in the 2012 London Olympics. The US team got into the Olympic field at the Olympic Qualifiers Tournament with Tran recording three shutout wins against Russia, France and India. She was regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world, after the 2006 World Cup.
While an assistant Coach at Lafayette she coached all american goal keeper Kelsey Andersen
Tran Swensen was member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2001-2013 and accumulated 163 international caps. She also appeared in five Champion Challenge Events where she was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament multiple times.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2002 with a degree in Communication and Speech and Hearing Sciences where she received multiple all league and all american honors.
Amy is currently an assistant coach with Old Dominion University and resides in Virginia Beach with her husband Mark and their sons Ivan and Zeke.