Happy Olympic Day – The Mollenhauer Family

Anna and Nancy at the U23 6-Nations tournament June 2018 (Belgium)

In honour of #OlympicDay, let’s celebrate Nancy and Anna Mollenhauer. As a family, they have proudly represented Canadian and British Columbian field hockey in the past and continue to write their names in the history of our sport and our community!

Field hockey has played a big role their family as both Ian (Nancy’s husband, Anna’s dad) and Arden (Nancy’s older daughter, Anna’s sister) have played as well. Nancy was fortunate to enjoy a wonderful run with the national team and, once she retired, continued to play and coach. She represented Canada in two Olympics, Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988.

Anna came through FHBC Regional and Provincial programs which she thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted a great deal from. This helped immensely as she pursued hockey to the next level and became involved with the national team programs.

“We both feel very fortunate to have enjoyed so many wonderful experiences through our sport”, Nancy says. Anna is currently involved with both the NextGen and WNT programs and looks forward to continuing to hone her skills while representing Canada on the international stage. 

Nancy:’s field hockey history:

Nancy coaching Anna (age 4) in Victoria Junior Spring League

  • ’80-81′ – U19 Team BC
    • 1981 Canada Summer Games (gold medal)
  • ’80-84′ – University of Victoria Varsity FH Team
    • 1984 Captured Uvic’s first CIAU National Championship
  • ’81-82′ – U21/U23 Junior National Team
  • ’82-89′ – Canadian Women’s Senior National Team
    • 1983 World Cup (silver medal)
    • 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games (fifth place finish)
    • 1986 World Cup (bronze medal)
    • 1987 Pan American Games (bronze medal, Canadian Team Flag Bearer for opening ceremonies)
    • 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games (sixth place)

Anna’s field hockey history

Anna’s first international cap against China January 2019

  • 2013-2017 – Team BC
    • 2013 u15 Team BC White (silver medal)
    • 2014 u15 Team BC Blue (silver medal)
    • 2015 u18 Team BC Blue (silver medal)
    • 2016 u18 Team BC Blue (gold medal)
    • 2017 u18 Team BC Stags (bronze medal)
  • 2017-Present – University of Victoria
    • 2018 National Champions
    • 2019 National Champions
  • 2016-Present – Junior Women’s National Team
    • 2018 Chile Series
    • 2018 u23 6 Nations Tournament (Antwerp Belgium)
  • 2019-Present – Senior Women’s National Team
    • 2019 China Tour (received first senior international cap)
    • 2019 Scotland Tour
    • 2019 FIH Series Final Valencia (silver medal, received best junior player of the tournament)
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