Stephanie Norlander

Name : Stephanie NorlanderSteph 1
CAN Fund  #150Women Recipient
Nickname: Schnitty, Schnitzel, Snort 
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Forward

On the National Team since (year) :  2013

How many hours do you workout/train/compete on average each day and how many days per week?
We train 6 days per week and on average for 3 hours

How does being a CAN Fund recipient make a difference for you?
Being a CAN Fund #150Women recipient makes a huge difference to me by allowing me to focus on my training and being the best athlete I can be . It means I’m not worried about things like having to get a part time job, sacrificing important things (food, training gear, vitamins/supplements) and using up my time and energy that could have been spent getting better on the field in preparation for the Games.

Who is one person who has significantly impacted your life/journey? 
My Mom!

Tell us how they made a difference and share 3 words to describe who that person is to you.
She has always been my #1 fan and supported me to go for my dreams
Best Friend
Role Model
Biggest Fan

When was the moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada?
The Canadian National team was hosting a qualifier tournament in Victoria and my Mom took my friend and I out of school to take the ferry over and watch for the day. We were probably in grade 7 or 8 and that was when I started to get less serious about soccer and more serious about field hockey. I think seeing what field hockey was like at this level made me want to get there and be on the that field one day representing Canada.

What are your favourite places in the world you have visited?
Tokyo, New Zealand and Australia

Instagram: @stephnorlander
Twitter: @stephnorlander8

Steph Norlander