Aug. 14, 2008
BEIJING - Jigar Mehta, a University of California alumnus, is in Beijing capturing a behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In today's video feature, he talks to Cal field hockey coach Shellie Onstead, who is serving as an assistant for the U.S. team.
Shellie Onstead Interview
I have a special relationship with field hockey and the Olympics. It was the first event I saw at my first Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, and I have made a point of taking in a few matches at subsequent Games.
This Olympics, Shellie Onstead, the head coach of Cal's field hockey team, is one of three assistant coaches on the U.S. women's team. I caught up with Shellie after the U.S. team lost, 4-2, to Germany. While they aren't out of the medal hunt, they will have to win the next two matches as only the top two in each pool advance to the medal round.
One of the great things I have noticed about the Olympics is that friends and family really come out to support them, and Shellie had a special member of the Cal field hockey family come out to Beijing. You'll have to watch the video to see who it is!
- Jigar Mehta