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2012 Olympics Special Part 2: Women's Field Hockey Preview With Coach Marybeth Freeman

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 07/24/2012
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Part 1: Coach Bolster Part 2: Coach Freeman
Part 3 Coming Soon!

**Columbians in the 2012 Olympics**

NEW YORK – The 2012 London Olympics are just around the corner! Who better to discuss Team USA with and preview the Olympics than our own Olympic sport experts right here at Columbia?

In the second segment of this three-part 2012 London Olympics preview, host Dalen Cuff gets some expert analysis from Columbia field hockey coach Marybeth Freeman on the U.S. women's field hockey team's chances in a difficult Pool B.


Columbia head field hockey coach Marybeth Freeman points out the dominant field hockey countries that the U.S. must go through at the 2012 Olympics. (Columbia University Athletics | Stephen K. Lee)

In the last week's first installment, Columbia head men’s swimming coach Jim Bolster gave us some pointers on who to look out for in the thrilling men’s swimming battles in London.

Dalen, who played basketball for Lions from 2002-03 through 2005-06, is also one of the gameday analysts for GoColumbiaLions.com. Be sure to check out Dalen’s thoughts on the U.S. men’s basketball team’s path to a gold medal in the third part of this special later this week!

Here’s a quick breakdown of Columbia's current and former student-athletes and coaches in the 2012 London Olympics:

Current and Former Columbia Student-Athletes
Sherrif Farrag ’09CC (fencing – men’s foil – Egypt)
Erison Hurtault ’07CC (track – men’s 400m – Dominica)
Nick LaCava ’09CC (rowing – men’s lightweight four – USA)
Nzingha Prescod '15CC (fencing - women's foil - USA)
Nicole Ross '12CC (fencing- women's foil - USA)
Jeff Spear '10CC (fencing - men's sabre - USA)
Lisa Stublic ’06CC (women’s marathon – Croatia)
James Williams '07CC (fencing - men's sabre - USA)

Current Columbia Coaches
Michael Aufrichtig (modern pentathlon coach – fencing portion – USA)
Caroline Nichols (women’s field hockey – USA)

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