Michelle Kasold Biography – Former Field Hockey Player

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Michelle Kasold's Bio

Michelle Kasold is a former field hockey player and a two-time Olympian. Image Source: Michelle Kasold's Instagram.

Michelle Kasold is a former American professional field hockey player who was on the team that won at the 2011 Pan American Games. She is also a two-time Olympian who played at the 2012 and the 2016 Olympic Games.

The athlete decided to retire from playing for the national team in 2017, eleven years after being named to the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team. It has been quite a while since Kasold retired. Many people might not know about the two-time Olympian. So, let’s take a look at Michelle Kasold’s net worth, career, partner, and family, and know more about her through this biography.

Is From Chapel Hill

The former hockey star was born in San Jose, California, to her parents, Carol Kasold and Jeff Kasold, on May 26, 1987. She was raised in Chapel Hill along with her older brother, Matthew Kasold, aka Matt Kasold. Michelle Kasold’s mom got her started playing field hockey as she was a hockey player in high school. Michelle played every sport as a kid, and her mama wanted her to try field hockey too.


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The Olympian went to the East Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill and graduated in 2005. She led her school’s field hockey team to four state championships and was selected to the U-21 National Team while a high school student. Later, she attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, majoring in Sociology, and graduated in 2009.

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Michelle Kasold Net Worth And Career

The North Carolina native started playing hockey in 1998 when she was in sixth grade. She had been a star member of the National Team since 2006. She must have earned a hefty amount of money from her long career as a field hockey player. Considerably, Michelle Kasold’s net worth must be quite enormous.

At Wake Forest Univerity, Michelle became a three-time first-team All-American in field hockey from 2006 to 2008. She also has several other awards and honors. As mentioned above, Kasold had been a member of the U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team since 2006. According to the coach of the National Team, Janneke Schopman, she was a very versatile player who could play in numerous positions and would do whatever the team needed her to do.

Michelle competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games in England and again in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in Brazil. Other than the Olympics, she has other world championship experiences. She is also a gold-medalist at the 2013 World League Round 2 and 2014 Champions Challenge.

Sadly, after having started 277 international games, the 1987-born hockey player retired from the National Team in July 2017. According to ZipRecruiter, a field hockey player is paid $31,661 per year on average. Since she was one of the important players, she must have made an income above the range.

After her retirement, Michelle has taken the challenge of being an Obstacle Course Racing athlete. She must earn quite a lot from her new career as well. Therefore, Michelle Kasold’s net worth must be a notable amount.

Is In A Blissful Marital Life

The Spartan racer is happily married to her hubby, Thomas Elijah “Eli” Garner. Eli, who was born on February 14, 1991, is a former professional soccer player who competed for the Orange County Blues and Dayton Dutch Lions. Michelle Kasold’s husband co-owns Triangle Goldendoodles with her, which provides better breed, therapy, and services for pets.

In February of 2018, the pair got engaged. In December of that year, the lovebirds exchanged their wedding vows and have been staying in a happy and healthy marital relationship ever since. The couple began dating in March 2013. Furthermore, according to Michelle on her blog post, they were never in the same place for a long time for 3.5 years.

The 1987-born athlete shares cute pictures with her husband on her Instagram handle quite often. However, unlike her, Eli seems to prefer privacy and has made his Instagram account private. Nonetheless, we don’t think that he loves Michelle any less than she loves him.

Likewise, Julia Reinprecht is another hockey celebrity who is married.

Soon To Be A Mother Of Two

About two years after getting married, the husband-wife welcomed their first child, son Hudson Elijah Garner, into their family. Although born prematurely by two months, Michelle Kasold’s son, who arrived in July 2020, was perfectly healthy. He makes frequent appearances on his mother’s social media.

Unfortunately, Michelle suffered a miscarriage in the fall of 2021. Moreover, Kasold is going to be the mother of another little one in the upcoming days. She is expecting a baby boy in September of 2022.

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Michelle Kasold and her husband will be welcoming a new member into their family. Image Source: Michelle Kasold’s Instagram.

Well, it seems like she is leading a happy life with her husband and her son, and it is only going to double with the addition of a new member. With Michelle Kasold’s massive fortune, we don’t doubt that she will continue to lead a comfortable and happy life. We congratulate the former hockey player and wish her the best in the future.

Trivia And Facts

  • Michelle’s given nameĀ means “who resembles God.”
  • Kasold has a personal blog.
  • She has 1,815 followers on her IG account.