Biography:

Maddie-SeccoMaddie Secco has 60 senior caps to her credit since making her national team debut in 2011. Going back to the junior squad, she was part of the silver medal-winning team at the 2012 Junior Pan American Championship and then competed at the 2013 FIH Junior World Cup. Returning to the senior squad, she helped Canada win bronze at the 2013 Pan American Cup before making her Commonwealth Games debut in 2014. In her three years at Stanford University, she has scored 15 goals in 58 games for the Cardinal, earned a NFHCA All-Academic selection and was twice a NorPac All-Tournament team selection.

PERSONAL

Family: Father Dave Secco played soccer for Canada… Mother Debbie Secco played badminton for Canada and trained with the national field hockey team… Older brother Scott… Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey in a spring league at age 7… Loves the speed of the game and the never-ending skills she can learn… Outside Interests: Majoring in Human Biology and Minoring in Communications at Stanford University… Loves to bake and cook… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her”… Always send postcards from her travels to her best friend and grandparents… Role model growing up was Canadian soccer star Kara Lang…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

PACup: 2013 – BRONZE

PAC (junior): 2012 – SILVER

CWG: 2014 – 8th

FIH WCup (junior): 2013 – 14th