Athlete Profile

Mark Pearson

Men's National Team

Position: Forward
Age: 26
Height: 183 cm
Hometown: Tsawwassen, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Birthplace: Vancouver, BC
Senior Caps: 144
1st Int'l Appearance: 2005 in Vancouver vs. Scotland
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Career Highlights

- 2011 German Championship Gold Medal with Club an der Alster
- Hat-trick for Canada against Trinidad and Tobago in Vancouver

Field Hockey Background

My parents both played and introduced me to the sport. I spent much of my youth on or around hockey pitches.

Former Teams: Der Club an der Alster (Hamburg, Germany), UBC Thunderbirds, Tsawwassen Falcons

Coaches: Alan Brahmst, Joachim Mahn, Gene Muller, Louis Mendonca, Kirk Adams

Favourite Moment with Team Canada

Representing Canada and competing against top quality opposition on the pitch and the camaraderie and friendship we share off it.

Proudest Moment

Winning the 2009 Pan-Am Cup in Santiago, Chile to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi, India. Amazing 4-3 overtime win against arch-rivals Argentina in the semi-final and then a 2-1 overtime win against the United States in the final to qualify.

My Life

Off the hockey pitch I enjoy golfing, fishing, sipping coffee, interneting, and beating up on my teammates in fantasy sports. I have three younger sisters (Vickie, Rachelle and Vanessa). I am an avid sports fanatic and supporter of the Vancouver Canucks, Whitecaps, and Leeds United in England.

Education

University: University of British Columbia

Languages: English, German

Advice for aspiring athletes...

Keep working on what you aren't good at, not what you are...

Favourite Quote

Anything from David Brent...

Interesting Facts

1. Pre-Game rituals include always taping 3 white stripes on my stick just below the grip and putting on the left shoe before the right one.
2. I was the youngest member of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team.
3. I spent the last two seasons playing club hockey in Hamburg, Germany for Club an der Alster.

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