Chris Chookagian

Chris Chookagian

Hometown: Quakertown, PA     Position: Midfielder    

Stick: Grays KN12000 Probow XT

College: Ursinus College Assistant Coach

Instagram: @OfficialChrisC


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2021

Named to USA Men's National Development Team
USA Men's East Coast High Performance Team

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

How old were you when you first started playing?

16 years old

Who was your favorite athlete growing up? (can be any sport)

Kobe Bryant, NBA

What's your go-to pregame meal?

Parmesan Crusted Chicken with a nice plate of Angel Hair Spaghetti!

What is your favorite pump-up song?

300 Violin Orchestra - Jorge Quintero

Describe your playing style in no more than three words?

Fast, Composed, Fearless

What is your secret talent?

I can solve a 3x3 Rubix Cube in under a minute!

What is your favorite movie?

I love cinema and the arts, so its changes but one of my all-time favorite movies is Avengers: Endgame

What fictional character would you love to meet?

Harry Potter and crew

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I really wanted to be a Chef with my own restaurant or in the NHL playing for the Philadelphia Flyers.

What do you do when you're not playing field hockey?

When I'm not playing, I'm coaching! And when I'm not coaching, I spend time with friends and family.

What is your favorite food to cook?

Mac'n'cheese with chicken nuggets.

What is your favorite motivational quote?

It's more of a phrase, but "Kia Kaha". Kia Kaha is a Mãori phrase used by the people of New Zealand as an affirmation, meaning stay strong. 

What is your favorite place to travel to?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

Cake or pie?

Cake by 3,000

Pineapples on pizza?

No

Beach house or cabin?

I'd split my time between both

What is your favorite field hockey memory?

With 30 seconds left on the clock, I remember chasing a ball that looked like it was going off the sideline. I chased it down, dove and kept it in the field with the ensuing play leading to an attacking penalty corner and game-winning goal.