Jonathan Klages

Jonathan Klages

Hometown: Berlin, Germany     Position:Goalkeeper     Number: 1

Stick: OBO Robo
Goalkeeping Equipment: OBO Robo Hi-Rebound

Instagram: @kingklag

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2020
Series against South Africa (Durban, South Africa)
2019
3 Nations Invitational (Silver - Benalmadena, Spain)
Pan American Games (Bronze - Lima, Peru)
Hockey Series Final (4th - Bhubaneswar, India)
HSF Man of the Match against South Africa on June 6th
Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament (Hockey Series Final - Bhubaneswar, India)
Series against Korea (Seoul, South Korea)
2018
Hockey Series Open (Gold - Salamanca, Mexico)
5 Nations Tournament (5th - Malaga, Spain)
2017
Pan American Cup (Bronze - Lancaster, PA)
Series against France (Paris, France)
Europe Tour (France, Spain, Scotland, Ireland)
Recorded first cap on January 31st against Spain
Joined the U.S. Men's National Team

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

How old were you when you first started playing?
I was 4-5 years old when I started to play.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up? (can be any sport)
My favorite athlete growing up was Usain Bolt, he was just amazing.
What's your go-to pregame meal?
I love to keep it simple so I always go with a nice big bowl of Pasta.
What is your favorite pump-up song?
My favorite pre game song is Dreams and Nightmares from Meek Mill, that really gets me pumped before a game!!
Describe your playing style in no more than three words?
My Teammates call me Clog I think that says it all :D
What is your secret talent?
I am always Happy! It's an amazing ability to have.
What is your favorite movie?
I think I will go with John Wick
What fictional character would you love to meet?
That's a tough question, I really don't know.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
My dream was to be an international Field Hockey Star!
What do you do when you're not playing field hockey?
I love to go shopping, hang out and have a coffee with friends and currently I am studying Fashion Management.
What is your favorite food to cook?
My favorite dish is a chicken breast Mango salad! It's delicious!
What is your favorite motivational quote?
A Lion doesn't need to roar, everybody knows he is the king of the jungle.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
I need to name two because I basically live after these principles - 1.) Everything that is meant for you will come 2.) No matter how bad the situation looks now, it will get better
What is your favorite place to travel to?
San Sebastian in Spain… hands down, I used to play there for two years and ever since I went there once a year! I absolutely fell in love with that city!
Cake or pie?
A nice, thick piece of cake with whipped cream ... yessir
Pineapples on pizza?
I know nobody wants to hear this ... but ... fasho!!!!
Beach house or cabin?
Cabin
What is your favorite field hockey memory?
When I was voted best GK in my first International Tournament ever by the FIH in India in the famous Kalinga Stadium in front of 10k people. That was absolutely INSANE and I will never forget that!