2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team Announced, Featuring Four Crimson
Chu is one of four skaters on Team USA with Harvard ties.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Four current or former Harvard women's hockey players have been named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's National Team, USA Hockey announced Wednesday during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The newly announced team will represent the United States at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Team USA, which is led by Head Coach Katey Stone, the Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, features 21 skaters, including four with Crimson ties: Julie Chu '06-'07, Lyndsey Fry, Michelle Picard and Josephine Pucci.
Chu is set for her fourth Olympic Games after having represented the U.S. in Salt Lake City (2002), Turin (2006) and Vancouver (2010). During her time at Harvard, Chu was a four-time All American and a four-time Patty Kazmaier Award finalist. Fry, a junior in 2012-13 is the first skater from the state of Arizona to make the Olympic hockey team, on either the men's or women's side. The Chandler, Ariz., native was an All-ECAC third team selection last season after piling up 36 points for the Crimson.
As a sophomore last season, Picard was a key component for Harvard's defensive unit, but excelled in the offensive zone as well. She led all Crimson defenders with 17 points off four goals and 13 assists. Pucci was tied for fifth on the team with 21 points in 2011-12, her junior year in Cambridge, leading her to a Patty Kazmaier Award nomination. The Pearl River, N.Y., native has donned the Red, White and Blue before, representing the United States at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship.
Team USA leaves for Sochi on Feb. 1 to compete in the 2014 Games. The squad's first contest is slated for 4 a.m. ET on Feb. 8 versus Finland.