COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is proud to announce that Barbara Carreiro will be inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame as an Honorary Member.
Carreiro started her field hockey career playing at Bridgewater State University. She also played for the Rhode Island Field Hockey Association and traveled with that group to play in The Netherlands and on the North East Sectional Team at the National Tournament. Carreiro received her field hockey umpiring rating her sophomore year at BSU after taking an officiating course.
After graduation, Carreiro coached the Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth) team for five years. After leaving coaching, she continued officiating and is still a current umpire. Along the way, Carreiro served as the North East Umpiring Chair and from there became actively involved with USA Field Hockey. She served as the Umpiring Chair and on the Events Committee of the Board of Directors, where she was a member from 2005 to 2008. Carreiro has served as an international technical delegate for the FIH and worked at the International Cup in Pennsylvania, Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada and Barbados, and the Champions Challenge in the United States.
Carreiro has worked in various roles at many USA camps, National Hockey Festivals and AAU Junior Olympic Games, and also served as the umpire liaison at the Junior World Cup in Boston, Mass. She was named the first NCAA coordinator of officials for field hockey and served in that capacity for nine years.
Carreiro is the current collegiate assigner for the Big East, Atlantic 10, Ivy League, Patriot League, Northeast 10, New England Small College Athletic Conference and NECFHUA. She continues to train, develop and evaluate umpires at various events including the Four Goals Collegiate Camp.
Carrier was inducted into the Bridgewater State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995.
Join us as we celebrate and honor all of the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees, Honorary Members and Award Winners on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Tickets to the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame and Awards Gala can be purchased by going to the following link: