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  1. Tough times led to better place

    Rachel Dawson

    To say that things have changed over the past 15 months is perhaps the biggest understatement of my nine-year career with the U.S. national field hockey team. Since the London Games, it's been an enormous transition: a change in coach, in team, in pr...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  2. Harrow Cup had it all

    Rachel Dawson

    Consider it pulled off. This past weekend's Harrow Cup was nothing short of a success. The weekend had it all. Smiles. Laughter. Nerves. Determined eyes. Ruthless grins. Long, exhausted sighs. Heated conversations. Nasty collisions. Diving goals. ...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  3. We're back in the game

    Rachel Dawson

    How the h-e-double-hockey-sticks are we going to pull this off? That was the thought running through my mind last November after my first conversation with Alli Tanner (field hockey brand manager at Harrow Sports and my former teammate at the Univ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  4. My beautiful, winding road since London

    Rachel Dawson

    What have I done in the last three months? I wish I had a good, clean, heroic answer for you -- something that would knock your socks off and move your heart to dance a jig. I wish I could tell you that life in the past three months was perfect, p...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  5. Failure won't break us

    Rachel Dawson

    The Olympic experience -- for both the triumphant and the defeated -- is powerful. So powerful, that poems are written about it, songs sung of it and movies made of it, but most of all, dreams are born of it. Long ago, mine were, and, in a way, I bel...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. Enjoying another win over Argentina

    Rachel Dawson

    Fun. I am not talking the band -- I am talking about last night. Pristinely clad (for the first time) in our white ensembles, we danced the tango on the blue turf of Riverbank Arena with our Pan American nemesis, Argentina, on Tuesday. It's a dance w...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  7. A 'madly beautiful, chaotic place'

    Rachel Dawson

    Today. What a magical word. The Games have officially arrived. The past few days have been a whirlwind. So much has happened since we left -- and more since we've arrived. A trip to Cotswold on the English countryside. Some peace and calm. A sc...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  8. Finding out our Olympic fate

    Rachel Dawson

    Back slumped against the wall, legs extended, exhausted yet relieved, I sat on the training room table. Katie, the team physio, looked at me quizzically. "What happened to you? You were supposed to be back from your run at 12:15." It was 1:24. ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  9. It's not all about the Olympics

    Rachel Dawson

    Dear Self, Be vulnerable. Put yourself out there. Communicate. Ask for help. Let others make you better. Give kindness and receive it. Share your load. Don't hide behind bravado, or pretty hair. Let it loose. Go wild. Say how you feel. Let the wor...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  10. Rachel Dawson: 'It's not all about the Olympics'

    Rachel Dawson

    Rachel Dawson's recent 23-day trip to Australian and New Zealand with the U.S. national field hockey team yielded mixed competitive results -- and a new outlook. Dawson resolves to appreciate the journey, and share more with her teammates.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  11. U.S. field hockey finds a way

    Rachel Dawson

    Rachel Dawson will be blogging for espnW in the lead-up to this summer's London Olympics. Check back in a few weeks for more from Dawson, and read her previous posts here. Seven years of French, three of Latin, two of Dutch, and I am still complet...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  12. U.S. field hockey finds a way to win at the Four Nations Tourname...

    Rachel Dawson

    It wasn't pretty, but the U.S. field hockey team overcame a slow start, fatigue and illness to win the Four Nations Tournament in Spain. Rachel Dawson talks about how they pulled it off.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  13. U.S. field hockey star Rachel Dawson is ready for game day

    Rachel Dawson

    The U.S. field hockey team plays the first matchup of the Four Nations Tournament on Thursday in Spain. For Rachel Dawson, it's a day better than Christmas morning.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  14. Rachel Dawson, U.S. field hockey teammates logging long hours

    Rachel Dawson

    The field hockey star says there's no Olympic magic yet. With six months to London, it's all about putting in training time.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  15. Rachel Dawson meditates on stunning win

    Rachel Dawson

    On Friday, the U.S. field hockey team shocked Argentina to win gold at the Pan Am Games. Midfielder Rachel Dawson tells us how they did it.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  16. 2011 Pan Am Games -- Rachel Dawson is winning in Mexico, missing ...

    Rachel Dawson

    U.S. field hockey midfielder Rachel Dawson is blogging for espnW throughout the Pan Am Games. After three wins and her 150th cap, she enjoys a rare day off.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011