United States women’s Olympic Team built on NCAA talent

USA Hockey announced Monday the 25-player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will play at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

The team is made up of 13 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders – all but 16-year-old defenseman Jincy Dunne have either played college hockey, are currently in college or have college commitments in place.

Those that are in college will miss all of next season.

Four cuts will still be made prior to the final team being announced in late December.

“We had a tremendous camp [June 17-23 in Lake Placid, N.Y.] with our country’s best players and faced some very difficult decisions,” said USA Hockey director of women’s hockey Reagan Carey in a statement. “We thank everyone for their dedication and congratulate those that made the team.”

Of the 25 players, 12 have previously represented the U.S. in the Olympics.

The team is led by Harvard head coach Katey Stone.

Player's NamePositionCollege Team (*alum, #incoming)
Brianne McLauglinGRobert Morris *
Molly SchausGBoston College *
Jessie VetterGWisconsin *
Kacey BellamyDNew Hampshire *
Megan BozekDMinnesota
Lisa ChessonDOhio State *
Gigi MarvinDMinnesota *
Michelle PicardDHarvard
Josephine PucciDHarvard *
Anne SchleperDMinnesota *
Lee SteckleinDMinnesota *
Kate BuesserFHarvard *
Alex CarpenterFBoston College
Kendall CoyneFNortheastern
Julie ChuFHarvard *
Brianna DeckerFWisconsin *
Meghan DugganFWisconsin *
Lyndsey FryFHarvard *
Amanda KesselFMinnesota
Hilary KnightFWisconsin *
Jocelyne LamoureuxFNorth Dakota *
Monique LamoureuxFNorth Dakota *
Anne PankowskiFWisconsin #
Kelli StackFBoston College *