Rob Schilling

USA Field Hockey

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Hometown:  Los Angeles, Cali.
Current Residence: 
United Kingdom
Born: 
1986 (Hong Kong)
Joined National Team:
 2008
Position: 
Striker
Number:
4
Caps: 48

BIO

A simple “yes” was all it took for Schilling to begin his playing career. Schilling began playing field hockey at the age of 14 when he asked his Physical Education teacher if he could join her field hockey club. After watching a game one time at an early age, he was drawn into the sport and wanted to give it a try. Schilling is a double threat as a member of both the Men’s Indoor National Squad and the Men’s Senior National Squad.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011: Pan American Games (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 2010: Pan American Indoor Cup (2nd Barquisimeto, Venezuela), Indoor World Cup (Poznan, Poland)
  • 2008: Pan American Indoor Cup (1st, San Juan, Argentina), Pan American Cup (2nd, Santiago, Chile)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Nickname: Schills
High School: King Alfreds
Club: Surbiton
College: University of Birmingham
Major: Sports and Exercise Sciences
Names of parents/guardians: Doug and Val Schilling
Names of sibling(s): Kim, Ali and Suzie
Year you began field hockey: 2000
Game day mantra: Through thick and thin.
Favorite sports quote: “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.” - Shaquille O'Neal
Best words of advice: Don’t be afraid to get bored practicing.