olympians at school
Three members of the U.S. Olympic Women's field hockey team demonstrating skills on Ecore Athletic Turf during a visit at Bucher Elementary School in Lancaster, Pa.

Three members of the U.S. Olympic Women's field hockey team, who train in Lancaster County, Pa., recently spoke to students at Bucher Elementary School, also in Lancaster. The highlight of the visit was a skills demonstration on Ecore Athletic turf.

Lauren Crandall, team captain and Katie Reinprecht and Stefanie Fee inspired students by introducing themselves and talking about what it’s like to be an Olympian and how to set goals and succeed. The Olympians also talked about what their team theme “Un1ted” means and how it compares to Bucher's theme for this year, which is “Un1ty.”

In addition to traveling around the world playing field hockey, Crandall, Reinprecht and Fee also work part-time at Ecore International.

According to the company, the Olympians’ insights have been critical in the development of the its newest surfacing brand, Ecore Athletic, which offers everything from underlayments to court surfaces and turf products. Each product in the Ecore Athletic line contains an element of recycled rubber, which offers superior impact absorption and excellent slip resistant properties, allowing athletes to perform better, longer.

For more information, visit ecoreathletic.com.