USA Field Hockey

Apr 25 Navy SEALs push US Olympians to their limits in training

April 25, 2012, 1:24 p.m. (ET)

The women's field hockey players credit their SEALs experience last fall for helping push them to a seminal victory against top-ranked Argentina weeks later at the Pan Am Games. 

"I just remember in that Argentina game looking at my teammates, and it was clear we were getting tired, but I knew there was no way they were giving up," midfielder Katie Reinprecht says of the USA's first win against Argentina since 1987, a victory that qualified the U.S. women for London. 

"I think we learned that with the SEALs." Lee Bodimeade, USA Field Hockey's head women's coach, likes the SEALs sessions so much, he's having his team go through more training this Thursday. 

"The comment the Navy SEALs have made to us is no matter how tough a day you're having, it will never be as tough as the day you had with the Navy SEALs," Bodimeade says.

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