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 Name||Position||College Team (*alum, #incoming)|
|Brianne McLauglin||G||Robert Morris *|
|Molly Schaus||G||Boston College *|
|Jessie Vetter||G||Wisconsin *|
|Kacey Bellamy||D||New Hampshire *|
|Lisa Chesson||D||Ohio State *|
|Gigi Marvin||D||Minnesota *|
|Josephine Pucci||D||Harvard *|
|Anne Schleper||D||Minnesota *|
|Lee Stecklein||D||Minnesota *|
|Kate Buesser||F||Harvard *|
|Alex Carpenter||F||Boston College|
|Julie Chu||F||Harvard *|
|Brianna Decker||F||Wisconsin *|
|Meghan Duggan||F||Wisconsin *|
|Lyndsey Fry||F||Harvard *|
|Hilary Knight||F||Wisconsin *|
|Jocelyne Lamoureux||F||North Dakota *|
|Monique Lamoureux||F||North Dakota *|
|Anne Pankowski||F||Wisconsin #|
|Kelli Stack||F||Boston College *|