Barbara Marois

Field Hockey – 1996 Atlanta Olympics (Captain) & 1988 Seoul Olympics

Members of the US Field Hockey team celebrate

Barbara Marois, “Barb,” was born March 1, 1963, in Auburn, Massachusetts; inducted into Auburn High School Hall of Fame in 1996.  Barb has been a resident of Dover since 1986.  She attended the University of New Hampshire, where she was named a Field Hockey All American in 1984, a Lacrosse All American in 1985, and the 1985-86 “UNH Athlete of the Year.”  Barb was inducted into the UNH Hall of Fame in 1994, individually for Field Hockey and as a member of the 1985 NCAA National Championship Women’s Lacrosse Team.

Barb played for the United States National Field Hockey Team from 1986 to 1996, serving as team captain from 1991 to 1996.  She is a two-time Field Hockey Olympian: 1996 Atlanta (captain) and 1988 Seoul, Korea.  She participated in the 1986 (Holland), 1990 (Australia), and 1994 (Ireland) Field Hockey World Cup tournaments, earning a bronze medal in 1994.  She also participated in the Pan American Games, earning a silver medal in 1987 (United States), a bronze medal in 1991 (Cuba), and a silver medal in 1995 (Argentina).  

Marois is a four-time recipient of the “USA Field Hockey’s Athlete of the Year” award from 1991 to 1994. Marois retired from playing in 1996 after competing in 152 International matches.  Marois was inducted into the New England Sports Hall of Fame in 1998 and the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.  

Marois, named Seacoast Sports Award Coach of the Year in 2017, continues to share her love of field hockey, having coached at UNH, officiated in Maine and will be entering her 21st season coaching a York High School with over 250 career wins. Marois has won four Maine Class B State Championships and 14 Class B South Regional Championships.

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