STX Signs Great Britain Hockey Star Shona McCallin

Four-Time European Medalist to Represent STX Field Hockey in the United Kingdom

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Four-Time European Medalist to Represent STX Field Hockey in the United Kingdom

As the Rio Games approach, I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with a company that focuses so highly on product innovation and performance.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2014

Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced the signing of its first Great Britain women’s field hockey player Shona McCallin.

Per an agreement that runs through the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, McCallin will be involved in the development, feedback and testing of STX’s field hockey equipment and serve as the women’s brand ambassador throughout the U.K.

“As the Rio Games approach, I couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with a company that focuses so highly on product innovation and performance,” said McCallin. “With my international experience, I look forward to not only providing my input for new products but also taking my game to the next level with STX’s top-of-the-line technology.”

McCallin will use the STX Stallion 500 as she trains with Team Great Britain’s Senior Women’s Squad for the 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as the England Hockey Club.

During her career, McCallin achieved over 80 Junior International Caps at the U16, U18 and U21 levels and won four European Championship medals. She captained England’s U21 team to their highest-ever finish at the 2013 Junior World Cup. The midfielder was also selected by the British Olympic Association to represent Team Great Britain U21 at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival where she led the team to bronze. This past November, McCallin made her debut for the Great Britain team against Germany.

“Shona is at the top of her game and we are very excited that she has chosen to align with STX,” said Emily Hughes, STX Field Hockey Marketing Manager. “As we continue to expand and grow our brand globally, Shona’s skill and strong leadership make her a natural fit.”

For more information about STX Field Hockey, please visit http://www.stx.com/#fieldhockey.

About STX:

STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey, ice hockey and golf. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit http://www.stx.com.