Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing, has announced that three part-time employees from its marketing department have qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by defeating Argentina 2-1 in the field hockey finals and claiming Gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto last month.
Stefanie Fee, Katie Reinprecht and Lauren Crandall—all members of the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey team—went undefeated in the tournament, winning all six games and securing the U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) spot in the 2016 Summer Games.
“There was no doubt in our minds that they would achieve this goal,” said Arthur Dodge III, president and CEO, Ecore. “Lauren, Katie and Stef, along with the rest of their teammates, have worked incredibly hard since the 2012 games to advance to where they are today.”
The Pan American Games took place Aug. 13 to 24. During the entire tournament, USWNT hadn’t let in a single goal, until the final match against Argentina on Aug. 24. The two teams were tied at halftime before Reinprecht scored in the 34th minute to give the U.S. the lead. "A victory in the final is never going to get old," U.S. captain Crandall said. "It's something that we need to continue to do. We want to be a team that can get to the gold medal match and put a winning performance together."
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