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Women's ice hockey
Competitor for the  United States
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament

Molly Schaus (born July 29, 1988) is an American ice hockey goaltender. She played on the United States women’s ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. [1]

Schaus was born in Minnesota and currently a student on leave from Boston College. Her family now lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

Schaus learned to skate on a pond behind her childhood home in Minnesota,[2] and she moved to hockey from figure skating to follow hockey-playing older brothers. The brothers also dictated her position in the goal. Then, "[w]atching Team USA take home the gold medal in 1998, during the first Olympic Games to include women’s hockey, Schaus became hooked on the sport, the team, and the players. She became friendly with Cammi Granato, the team’s captain, who lived in a neighboring town after Schaus and her family moved from Minnesota to the Chicago area. [Schaus] plays for another member of the 1998 squad, Katie King, the head women’s hockey coach at Boston College, and is a friend and teammate of Angela Ruggiero, who was on the US squad for the Vancouver Games too."[3]

In Vancouver, Schaus did not play in the disappointing 2-0 loss in the final to Team Canada, and so brought home a silver medal. She was in the goal and unscored upon for 52 minutes in the opening game, a 12-1 blowout of China, with Vice President Joe Biden and 1980 "Miracle on Ice" men's hockey gold medalist and captain Mike Eruzione together in the stands.[4]

Schaus was goalie and captain of the Deerfield Academy Girls' Hockey Team, and a 2006 graduate.[2] In 2009, she was one of 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award. She will return to BC for her final year in fall, 2010. She is majoring in human development with a minor in biology at college.[4]

References

  1. ^ Team USA.org: Vancouver women’s hockey team announced.
  2. ^ a b Deerfield Academy news page. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  3. ^ "Olympic heights: For local athletes, representing US at Winter Games will cap a long uphill climb" by Maureen Mullen, Boston Globe, February 7, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  4. ^ a b "Natick's Molly Schaus brings home Olympic silver" by Ed Klajman, The MetroWest Daily News, Feb. 26, 2010 10:26 AM. Retrieved 2010-03-16.
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