COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O. – Jarred Martin (Saratoga Springs, NY), long-time starting forward on the Men’s National Team has officially announced his retirement from the Men's program. During his twelve year stint with the National Team, Martin travelled to over 25 countries on four continents representing the red, white and blue.
“Jarred will truly be missed by the program,” said Chris Clements, Men’s National Team Head Coach. “His exemplarily attitude towards playing and training is hard to match. His passion to play at the highest level for so long must be commended and I wish Jarred all the best for his time on the sideline where I know he already has and will have as much of an influence on matches as when he did when he was on the field.”
Martin debuted his career with the National Team in 2000 and has played in 104 international matches over the last twelve years. Martin earned his 100th cap in the opening match of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico and joined teammates Patrick Cota (San Francisco, CA), Shawn Nakamura (Thousand Oaks, CA) and only a handful of other past National Team members in achieving the milestone. Martin was a squad member of three Pan American Cups, two Pan American Games, a World Cup and an Olympic Qualifier.
“My National Team career has honestly changed my life,” said Martin. “I have been fortunate enough to find a sport that I truly love and field hockey will forever be a part of my life in some form. I have had the opportunity to travel all over the world and have played with and against some of the best players in the world.”
“On the international scene Jarred was an extremely gifted hockey player possessing high-end elimination and physiological capabilities,” said Nick Conway, former Men’s National Team Head Coach. “He has, for many years, been a critical component in the teams attacking structure combining his trusted target play for others to play off with his instinctive penetrative skills. His experience, goals and strong defensive intensity will be tough to replace and he should be commended for his significant contribution to the development of the men's program throughout his 104 International caps.”
Martin plans to continue to stay involved in the sport, but from the sidelines. Martin has been an Assistant Coach at Duke University and a valuable asset to the Blue Devils program for the past six seasons. Martin has helped guide the program to two NCAA tournament appearances and a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight in 2008.
In addition to coaching at Duke, Martin is also an Assistant Coach of the USA Under-17 National Squad. Martin will travel to Canada for four test matches in early April with the U-17 squad.
“When I started in 2000 I had no idea it would be 2012 and I would still be here, but it shows how many amazing people there are in the USA Program,” said Martin.
“Jarred was capable of scoring timely goals and creating goal shots against all opponents and I would expect that a few Pan American defenders will sleep a little easier with the news of his international retirement,” said Conway.
Martin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Albany and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005.
Source: USFHA media release
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