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2017-18 U.S. Women's National Team

Roster Notes

In total, 12 players are Olympians:

The following six players are two-time Olympians (2010 and 2014):

Defensemen (3): Kacey Bellamy, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Gigi Marvin

Forwards (3): Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson

The following six players played in the 2014 Olympics (teammates of those above):

Defensemen (2): Megan Bozek, Lee Stecklein

Forwards (4): Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel

Post Graduate Players (18):

Goaltenders (2): Nicole Hensley and Alex Rigsby

Defensemen (6): Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Gigi Marvin, Emily Pfalzer, Lee Stecklein

Forwards (10): Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Meghan Duggan, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, Amanda Pelkey

College Players (5):

Goaltenders (1): Maddie Rooney

Defensemen (3): Cayla Barnes, Kali Flanagan, Megan Keller

Forwards (1): Kelly Pannek

Miscellaneous Notes

All 24 players have been named to at least one U.S. Women’s National Team.

The 24 players represent 11 different states. Minnesota leads the way with six representatives followed by Massachusetts with four and Wisconsin with three, while California, Illinois and North Dakota have two. Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New York and Vermont all have one representative.

The average age of the group is 23.7 ... The oldest player is Gigi Marvin - 30 (3/7/87) and the youngest is Cayla Barnes - 18 (1/7/99)

10 of the 16 postgraduate players competed in the NWHL during the 2016-17 season and five played for the Minnesota Whitecaps. Two players (Stecklein, Cameranesi) were recently drafted into the NWHL.

Kali Flanagan, Kelly Pannek and Maddie Rooney made their national team debut in 2017 at the IIHF Women's World Championship, just one month before the the U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp.


NCAA Participation:
Seven players skated in the NCAA in either 2016-17 or 2017-18:

Boston College – 3 (Cayla Barnes (2017-18), Megan Keller, Kali Flanagan)
Minnesota – 3 (Dani Cameranesi, Kelly Pannek, Lee Stecklein)
Minnesota Duluth – 1 (Maddie Rooney)

Each player in college earned various recognition in 2016-17, including Megan Keller (Cammi Granato Award as Hockey East MVP, CCM First-Team All American, Hockey East First Team, New England Most Valuable Player and First-Team All-New England), Kelly Pannek (CCM First-Team All American, All-WCHA First Team, All-USCHO First Team, WCHA All-Academic Team), Lee Stecklein (CCM First-Team All American, All-WCHA First Team, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team), Maddie Rooney (All-WCHA Third Team) and Kali Flanagan (Hockey East Honorable Mention).

Patty Kazmaier Award:
Five players on the roster have won the Patty Kazmaier Award, as the top player in College hockey. They are Kendall Coyne (2016), Alex Carpenter (2015), Amanda Kessel (2013), Brianna Decker (2012), Meghan Duggan (2011), including five of the last seven winners. Megan Keller and Kelly Pannek were top-10 finalists for the 2017 award.

Fifteen  players on the roster have been in the top-10 at least once.

Top-10 Finalists:
--Megan Bozek (2013*)
--Hannah Brandt (2013, 2014*, 2015*, 2016)
--Dani Cameranesi (2015, 2016)
--Alex Carpenter (2013, 2015, 2016**)
--Kendall Coyne (2013, 2015**)
--Brianna Decker (2012**, 2013)
--Meghan Duggan (2011**)
--Megan Keller (2016, 2017)
--Amanda Kessel (2012, 2013**)
--Hilary Knight (2009, 2011, 2012)
--Jocelyne Lamoureux (2012*, 2013)
--Monique Lamoureux (2009, 2012)
--Gigi Marvin (2008, 2009)
--Kelly Pannek (2017)
--Emily Pfalzer (2015)

*Top-3 Finalist

Under-18 Program Impact

Participated in at least one IIHF U18 Women's World Championship (14):

Goaltenders (1): Alex Rigsby

Defensemen (5): Cayla Barnes, Megan Bozek, Megan Keller, Emily Pfalzer, Lee Stecklein

Forwards (8): Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Alex Carpenter, Kendall Coyne, Brianna Decker, Amanda Kessel, Kelly Pannek, Amanda Pelkey