Team USA stalwart and former Harvard star Ruggiero retires USCHO Staff Report - December 28, 2011 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt In the Olympics, Ruggiero won a gold medal in 1998 as the youngest member (18 years old) of the team, a silver medal in 2002 where she was named the tournament’s top defenseman, a bronze medal in 2006 where she tied for the lead among tournament defensemen with six points and was named the tournament’s top defenseman for a second time and another silver medal at the 2010 Olympics where she was named to the media all-star team. Ruggiero racked up 253 points (96 goals, 157 assists) in her four-year career (1998-2000, 2002-04) at Harvard to rank sixth all-time at the school and first among defensemen. The four-time All-American was a finalist for the Kazmaier Award in each of her four collegiate campaigns, winning it in 2004. “Angela has been a tremendous ambassador for women’s ice hockey,” added U.S. Women’s National Team and Harvard coach Katey Stone in a statement. “Her impact on the game has far exceeded her accomplishments on the ice. We want to wish Angela the very best as she takes this next step in her life and thank her for her unrelenting dedication to USA Hockey. She will be missed.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR St. Thomas adds Colorado College’s Hayward, Minnesota alum Bickel as assistants on inaugural D-I coaching staff Michigan Tech strength and conditioning coach Shelast promoted to assistant coach with Huskies Former North Dakota coach Hakstol tabbed first bench boss for NHL expansion club Seattle Kraken, who begin play in 2021-22 Latest Stories from around USCHO St. Thomas adds Colorado College’s Hayward, Minnesota alum Bickel as assistants on inaugural D-I coaching staff USCHO Staff - June 24, 2021 Michigan Tech strength and conditioning coach Shelast promoted to assistant coach with Huskies USCHO Staff - June 24, 2021 Former North Dakota coach Hakstol tabbed first bench boss for NHL expansion club Seattle Kraken, who begin play in 2021-22 USCHO Staff - June 24, 2021 Former Robert Morris women’s assistant Kindret takes reins of Saint Anselm women’s college hockey program USCHO Staff - June 23, 2021 Former Wisconsin college hockey standout Pavelski, New Hampshire alum Fornataro find new career shining spotlight on athletes’ training routines Dan Rubin - June 23, 2021 Newly created Pittsburgh College Hockey Foundation looking to ‘right this wrong,’ bring Robert Morris men’s, women’s teams back into fold USCHO Staff - June 23, 2021 American International names former Johnson and Wales, Nichols coach Izzi new VP for athletics USCHO Staff - June 23, 2021 Minnesota Duluth graduate, former Hobey Baker Award winner Kurvers passes away at 58 USCHO Staff - June 21, 2021 Northeastern veteran bench boss Madigan promoted to AD; associate coach Keefe to take Huskies’ helm USCHO Staff - June 17, 2021 Hockey East announces single-elimination tournament format for men’s, women’s postseason in 2022 USCHO Staff - June 17, 2021 Augustana University in South Dakota aiming to add Division I men’s hockey, elevate athletics program from Division II to Division I USCHO Staff - June 16, 2021 St. Cloud State coach Larson inks seven-year extension to coach Huskies through 2027-28 season USCHO Staff - June 16, 2021 Fan Forum TV Podcasts About USCHO Report a site problem ©1996-2021 USCHO.com – U.S. College Hockey Online Please support this website by adding us to your whitelist in your ad blocker. Ads are what helps us bring you premium content! Thank you!