It is important to recognize the accomplishments of our attorneys both in and out of the courtroom. When we learned Kelly Hoffman was named to the U.S. Women’s Masters Field Hockey training squad, we recognized this achievement in the “Kudos” section of our Summer 2017 newsletter. We are elated to announce that after five months of practicing with the country’s elite field hockey players, Kelly was selected to travel to Terrassa, Spain in July as a representative of Team USA playing in the 2018 FIH Masters World Cup. The biennial tournament will host more than 140 national teams expected to compete in five age brackets. Kelly’s position on the Over-40 team is as a goalkeeper.
Since discovering field hockey during her Junior year of high school, the game has become a passion of Kelly’s. She was the goalkeeper for both the Johns Hopkins University field hockey and lacrosse teams. As a Senior captain of the university’s field hockey team, she was named All-American in part for record making career saves (452). Kelly has continued to play on various leagues since college and even coached girls field hockey for a few seasons at the local private Portland school, Waynflete. She continues working with young athletes as a referee for middle and high school games in southern Maine and a coach for the indoor club MAINE STYX.
This honor to represent the United States on an international playing field is also a huge comeback for Kelly who was diagnosed with Stage 3C breast cancer in 2012. Now in full remission, Kelly told News Center Maine during an interview last fall, “Training again and getting out there and playing has been so good for my mind and my soul. It’s brought me back full force into a sport that I do truly believe has gotten me to where I am today.”
She is looking forward to the World Cup where her wife, their twin daughters, and family will cheer her on.