The Harvard women’s hockey team won’t officially open its season for another month, but that hasn’t stopped its current players and alums from making headlines both on and off the ice.
As a four time Olympic medalist and a former Patty Kazmaier Award winner, Angela Ruggiero ’02-’04 is one of the most successful Crimson alums on the ice, but the defenseman has been making her most recently headlines off it. Named as an athlete representative to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the Vancouver Games, the former government concentrator will look to expand her influence beyond sports. Ruggiero will be addressing the General Assembly at this week’s United Nations Summit, which started on Monday and will finish up tomorrow.
Meanwhile, three other Harvard skaters, Julie Chu ’06- ’07, Caitlin Cahow ’07-’08 and sophomore Josephine Pucci will be training to take on Sweden, Canada and Finland at the Four Nations Cup this November. Like Ruggiero, Chu and Cahow have become national team regulars and have a combined five medals between them. Pucci, on the other hand, is new to the national team. The defenseman was promoted to the senior squad after her performance for the U-22 National Team at the National Festival.