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Big changes for Women’s National Team

June 6, 2012 | Field Hockey Canada |

This weekend saw big changes for the Women’s National Team defence.  Three veterans – Stephanie Jameson, Azelia Liu (goalkeeper) and Diana Roemer – have announced their retirements from the National Team.  Combined, they have earned 347 international caps for Canada and represent 28 years of experience.

“On behalf of Field Hockey Canada I would like to congratulate Steph Jameson, Azelia Liu and Diana Roemer on their recent retirement,” says Mary Cicinelli, Field Hockey Canada President.  “Their many years with the Women’s National Team represent strong dedication and commitment to the program, their coaches and their teammates. 

“In Steph’s ten years she surpassed the record for the most international appearances for Canada – setting the new record with 168 caps.  That is a huge achievement.  Azelia has been a goalkeeper for Canada for thirteen years – her experience has been extremely valuable and will be missed.  Diana has dedicated five great years to Team Canada as a solid defender, joining the National Team at only eighteen years old.  We wish them all the best in the next stage of their lives!”

Stay tuned for articles recognizing the significant contributions of each athlete.