Terrapin great Keli Smith-Puzo is retiring from the U.S. National Team, after 10 years of playing at the top level. The mother of two played in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
A three-time All-American and national champion at Maryland, Smith-Puzo played in two World Cups, 179 international matches and two Pan American Games.
"From the day Keli Smith set foot in College Park, she had an unmatched competitive standard," head coach Missy Meharg said. " From preseason fitness runs, to ACC and NCAA championships, followed up up by postseason celebrations, No. 13 was determined to win and have fun doing it. With the heart of a champion and the daughter of two great sports fans and athletes (Neil and Sharon Smith), Keli and her Terrapin teammates enjoyed some of the greatest Maryland hockey times in history. On behalf of the Maryland department of athletics and every hockey Terp, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Keli and to an amazing career in the FIH."
For more on Smith and her legacy with the U.S. National Team, log on to http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Field-Hockey/Features/2013/January/28/Smith-Puzo-hangs-up-field-hockey-stick.aspx.