DURHAM, N.C. – Duke field hockey alumna Marian Dickinson was named to the Canadian National Team while current Blue Devil Jessica Buttinger was named to the senior developmental team as announced earlier this week by the organization.
Dickinson, a 2009 graduate, was a three-time STX/NFHCA All-America selection during her time at Duke. She tallied 58 goals and 35 assists while leading the Blue Devils to a 60-26 (.698) overall record. A native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Dickinson ranks third in the Duke record book for career points (151), tied for third in career goals (58) and tied for fourth in career assists (35).
Dickinson played in her first international match in 2007, when she joined the Canadian National Field Hockey team in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since joining the squad in 2007, Dickinson has notched 51 caps as a forward for the national team, highlighted by appearances in the 2011 FIH Champions Challenge II, 2011 Pan American Games and World League Round 1.
Buttinger, a Waterloo, Ontario native, has seen action in 35 games in her first two years as a Blue Devil, tallying a career total of 11 goals and five assists. In the fall of 2012, she was a member of the Canadian junior national team where she assisted Canada in qualifying for the Junior World Cup.
The Canadian National Team has already commenced training for a busy summer of competition and has set its sights on the ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.
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