JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Former Terrapin field hockey star Jill Witmer earned her 100th career cap with the U.S. Women's National Team Saturday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Witmer and Team USA topped Chile, 1-0, in the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals. Witmer scored the game's lone goal in the 35th minute.
A Rio Olympian, Witmer has been on the USWNT since 2013 and has achieved a handful of international experience at various test series and events such as the Pan American Games, Rabobank Hockey World Cup, Champions Challenge, Champions Trophy and FIH Hockey World League tournaments.
"A huge congrats to Jill from all the Terps here in College Park," head coach Missy Meharg said. "So fitting for you score the game winner in your 100th game on opening day of a World Cup Qualifier. You are best of the best and a Terp forever."
While at Maryland, Witmer helped the Terrapins to the 2010 and 2011 NCAA championships. She was a four-time NFHCA All American, four-time All-ACC honoree and was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2013.
"It has been an honor putting on this jersey 100 times and stepping on the field with my amazing teammates," Witmer said. "There's nothing comparable than standing in line with your teammates and belting the national anthem proudly, I'm blessed to represent the USA, and hope to add many more memories to my collection I've accumulated in the past 100 games. Thanks to my family and friends for all their support and congratulation messages, you are all wonderful."
"Jill is such an amazing player to watch and play with," said Kasey Tapman, former Terrapin and U.S. Developmental Squad player. "I feel honored to have played with her for three years at Maryland. I loved seeing her game grow even further from Maryland to the USA team. So proud of her and her awesome accomplishments. Congrats Jill on your 100th cap!"