Athlete Profile

Diana Roemer

Women's National Alumni

Nickname: Di
Position: Defender
Age: 25
Height: 168 cm
Hometown: Mill Bay, BC
Residence: Abbotsford, BC
Birthplace: Duncan, BC
Senior Caps: 73
1st Int'l Appearance: 2007 in Stellenbosch vs. South Africa

Career Highlights

- During the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Diana scored a stroke against England to begin leading the game by 1

Field Hockey Background

My sister and brother were both already playing field hockey and growing up I wanted to be just like them. I joined my sister and brother in the Cowichan Valley.

Coaches: Louis Mendonca, Rick Roberts

Favourite Moment with Team Canada

Playing against Japan and knowing how successful this team can be and what we are capable of.

Proudest Moment

Representing Canada at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

My Life

I have two siblings, Tia Wedge and Karl Roemer, my parents are Heinz and Yvonne. I am engaged to Joshua Larson. I enjoy coaching, personal training, all kinds of sports, farming. I want to farm with my fiancé and be a personal trainer as well.

Education

University: Trinity Western University

Degree/ Major: Human Kinetics

Languages: English, German

Advice for aspiring athletes...

It takes thousands of hours to be good at something. Take the opportunities in your community to go to the field and play around and ask for help or advice to the players and coaches around you, there are fantastic players that are always willing to give back to the community.

Role Model

My Grandpa - He taught me never to give up and that if I work hard, success would always come.

Favourite Quote

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Interesting Facts

1. I'm getting married next year
2. I grew up on a dairy farm
3. My first sport was figure skating


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