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May 24, 2014 — The retirement of a technical genius

Paige Selenski, a quick stick magician who excelled for Dallas (Pa.) and the University of Virginia before joining the U.S. women’s national program seven years ago, today made her decision to retire public on the website The Player’s Tribune.

Throughout her 142 appearances for the senior women’s national team, Selenski’s quickness, toughness, and skills were on display, and she was one of the few in the history of the U.S. women to be able to pull off skill moves on the dead run. For me, she’s one of the two or three best technical forwards in the 97-year history of the U.S. women’s national team program.

She helped the U.S. to some enormous successes, including the 2011 Pan American Games championship over then-No. 1 Argentina. She also was part of the States’ first major trophy in 94 years when they won FIH Champions Challenge I back in 2014. That set the table for an unforgettable run to the Final Four of the 2014 FIH World Cup.

Throughout, she was an exciting and very marketable player who tirelessly did magazines, trading cards, and video promotions. She enters the the medical field, and I’m sure she will have an impact there as well.

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