Rachel Dawson


Midfielder / Back / USA Field Hockey



Rachel Dawson is a retired professional field hockey player from Berlin, New Jersey. Dawson had a standout collegiate career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her senior year there, Dawson was honored with Honda Award as the National Player of the World. In 2008, her jersey was retired from North Carolina’s field hockey program. Rachel has also played with Team USA’s field hockey team and competed in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics.

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August 2, 1985 (age 32)


5 ft 10 in (178 cm)


USA Field Hockey


Midfielder / Back

2011 Pan American

Gold Medalist

Rachel Dawson Opens Up About Her Decision to Retire

After an iconic career as a field hockey player, Rachel Dawson is choosing to retire. Although departing from the game that you have dedicated your life to can be challenging, Dawson is at peace wi

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Rachel Dawson Says Farewell to Field Hockey

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USA Field Hockey Olympian shares the poem she wrote on her retirement. Dear Little Girl, You are ready.It is time.Take one foot, and step your soul outside t

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Rachel Dawson's Training for the Olympics

Professional field hockey player Rachel Dawson has represented the United States in two different Olympic games. Dawson has to go through rigorous training before she and Team USA is ready to compe

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Rachel Dawson's Belief In Holistic Healing

Professional field hockey player Rachel Dawson believes in a different medical practice than many other high caliber athletes; holistic healing. In this video, Rachel talks about how healing the bo

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Rachel Dawson's Hilarious Interview With Kids

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Rachel Dawson's Time As A UNC Tar Heel

Before going to multiple Olympics with the US National Team, Rachel Dawson spent time as a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She told Like A Pro about her amazing

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Rachel Dawson And The Africa Yoga Project

US Women’s Field Hockey player Rachel Dawson has spent a lot of time helping with the charity, the Africa Yoga Project. In this video, Rachel explains what about the charity that she likes specific

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Rachel Dawson's Life Mission

Rachel Dawson is much more than a field hockey player, she's a humanitarian. Now that she has retired from her sport, she hopes to help others find their purpose. 

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Rachel Dawson's Blog: A Year Ago Today

Professional field hockey player Rachel Dawson thinks the best way to stream her consciousness is through an online blog. Dawson started the blog around a year ago and has filled its contents with

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Writing Is Rachel Dawson's Passion Off The Field

For field hockey player Rachel Dawson, writing is much more than just jotting down ideas onto a blank piece of paper. Rachel and members of her family have struggled with mental disorders in the pa

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Rachel Dawson's Love for the Outdoors

Rachel Dawson loves being outdoors. Whether she is biking, swimming or going for just taking a stroll, she enjoys how being outdoors makes her feel. In this video, Dawson explains her passion for o

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