Rosie Banuelos-Lomeli, better known as “Chilly”, was born and raised in San Diego where she attended San Pasqual High School and earned Varsity letters in Field Hockey, Track and Field, LaCrosse, and Soccer. During Chilly’s High School career, she earned top honors year after year and was named a 1st Team All-American 2 years, earned 2nd Team All-American honors and nominated All-American as a Freshman. She was named to the U16 National Team as a Freshman and Sophomore and was team Captain, however, due to an ACL Knee surgery her Junior year, she stopped playing at the National Level shortly after.
Chilly accepted a Full-Athletic Scholarship to No.1 Div I Field Hockey School, Old Dominion University, who leads the NCAA with 9 National Championships. There, Chilly earned a starting spot on the team as a Freshman. During that time, she competed in the NCAA Final Four ’02, Elite Eight ’03 and was selected to CAA All-Tournament Teams. She then transferred to UC Berkeley on a Full-Athletic Scholarship. At UC Berkeley, Chilly helped lead the team to higher rankings by being named Senior Team Captain her last season in 2005 where she continued to earn 1st Team All-Region honors.
Chilly has been a U16 Futures Site Coach since 2008 and continues to coach as a Level II Accredited Futures Coach (High Performance and Development- USA Olympic Development Programs). In 2010, Chilly was selected to the USA Olympic Development High Performance Squad but declined to continue with training due to career choices. Chilly looks forward to helping young athletes accomplish their own goals as well as giving back to a sport that gave her so much opportunity and success in her own life.
“Success in anything seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit. They hang on after others have let go”. – Unknown