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Jinelle Zaugg
Born March 27, 1986 (1986-03-27) (age 23)
Occupation Olympic athlete
Spouse(s) Michael Siergiej
Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey

Jinelle Zaugg (born March 27, 1986) is a member of the 2009–10 United States national women's ice hockey team and is hoping to win a gold medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Zaugg also played hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers and won the NCAA title in 2006. In addition, she helped the Minnesota Whitecaps to the Western Women's Hockey League championship in 2008-09.


Playing career

  • In high school, Zaugg played for the Northland Pines High School varsity boys' hockey team. She led the team to back-to-back Lumberjack Conference championships as a junior and senior.

Wisconsin Badgers

  • Over her four year career at Wisconsin, Zaugg won two national championships, and scored 133 career points. In addition, she was named to the 2007 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, and was honoured as team captain in 2008. [1]
Season Games Played Goals Assists Points PPG
2004-05 37 12 14 26 1
2005-06 41 24 13 37 10
2006-07 41 29 21 50 10
2007-08 41 24 19 43 8


USA Hockey

  • Zaugg was a member of the silver medal winning U.S. Women's National Team for the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship. She was a two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (she competed in 2006 and in 2007). During that time, she was also a member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team. In 2006, 2007 amd 2009, she was a USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2006-07, 2009).[3]

2010 Olympic team

  • Six of her teammates on the US team are players she played with at Wisconsin. The teammates include Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan, Jessie Vetter, Erika Lawler, Molly Engstrom, and Kerry Weiland.[4]
  • January 5: In an exhibition game against the Wisconsin women's hockey team, Zaugg netted a goal and had an assist as Team USA won by a score of 9-0.[5]

Awards and honors

  • Wisconsin Badgers career leader in goals (89), power-play goals (29), game-winning goals (22) and games played (160).



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