Stephanie Norlander is one of the newer members of the national team with 26 senior caps heading into the 2015 Pan Am Games. She scored her first international goal at 2013 Pan American Cup where Canada won the bronze medal. Earlier in the year she had suited up for Canada at the FIH Junior World Cup. In her first year at the University of Iowa, Norlander was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and to the NFHCA West Region All-America second team after scoring nine goals, four of them game-winning. As a sophomore she was named second team NFHCA All-American and first team All-Big Ten.
Family: Parents Paul and Lisa Nordlander… Younger sister Meghan… Getting into the Sport: Started playing field hockey in grade one… She had been into soccer but a friend told her mom she should try field hockey and she loved it… Outside Interests: Enjoys doing outdoor activities such as skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding… Majoring in Exercise Science at the University of Iowa… Odds and Ends: Her mom wears a lucky necklace for her… Favourite quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
PACup: 2013 – BRONZE
FIH WCup (junior): 2013 – 14th