Golden Gophers in the Olympics

Twelve Golden Gopher women's hockey players have competed in the Winter Olympic Games, making 20 Olympic appearances for two different countries. Ten Gophers have represented the U.S. in the Olympics, and two Finnish Gophers, Noora Räty and Mira Jalusuo, have competed for their native Finland. Most recently, seven Gophers participated in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and five Gophers earned silver medals with Team USA.

Lyndsay Wall
2002 U.S. Olympic Team
2006 U.S. Olympic Team
Courtney Kennedy
2002 U.S. Olympic Team
2006 U.S. Olympic Team


Natalie Darwitz
2002 U.S. Olympic Team
2006 U.S. Olympic Team
2010 U.S. Olympic Team
2010 Team U.S.A. Captain

Krissy Wendell
2002 U.S. Olympic Team
2006 U.S. Olympic Team
2006 Team U.S.A. Captain
Kelly Stephens
2006 U.S. Olympic Team

Gigi Marvin
2010 U.S. Olympic Team

2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Noora Räty
2006 Finnish Olympic Team
2010 Finnish Olympic Team
2014 Finnish Olympic Team

Mira Jalosuo
2014 Finnish Olympic Team

Megan Bozek
2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Amanda Kessel
2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Anne Schleper
2014 U.S. Olympic Team

Lee Stecklein
2014 U.S. Olympic Team


Golden Gophers in International Competition

A multitude of Golden Gopher players, past and present, have represented their country in international hockey competition.

U.S. National Team
Megan Bozek, Hannah Brandt, Sarah Erickson, Amanda Kessel, Gigi Marvin, Milica McMillen, Anne Schleper, Jen Schoullis, Lee Stecklein

Finnish National Team
Mira Jalosuo, Noora Räty

Canadian Under-22 Team
Sarah Davis, Kelly Terry

U.S. Under-18 Team
Rachael Bona, Megan Bozek, Hannah Brandt, Dani Cameranesi, Sarah Erickson (Team Captain), Kate Flug, Alyssa Grogan, Amanda Kesssel, Milica McMillen, Maryanne Menefee, Sidney Peters, Kate Schipper, Anne Schleper, Kelly Seeler, Lee Stecklein, Megan Wolfe