Team USA captain at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Meghan Duggan is set to return for her third Olympic Games in PyeongChang hoping to finally hear the Star-Spangled Banner at the end of the women’s hockey tournament for the first time in 20 years.
Duggan credits watching the 1998 U.S. women’s Olympic hockey team win gold in Nagano as the driving force behind her hockey aspirations. Her Olympic dream took full form after she met U.S. gold-medal-winning forward Gretchen Ulion in her hometown. The young Duggan was in awe after trying on Ulion's 1998 Team USA hockey sweater along with hanging the Olympic gold medal around her neck.
Today, Duggan is the seven-time world champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist is an outspoken ambassador for women in sports. In addition to Olympic and world championship hardware, Duggan was on the roster for three national championship winning teams at the University of Wisconsin.
Between stints of wearing the red, white and blue for Team USA, Duggan is one of seven U.S. national team members who made up the star-studded 2016-17 roster for the NWHL’s Boston Pride.
Getting to know Meghan Duggan
Calls Team USA’s secret pre-game rituals and handshakes “sacred, special and superstitious”
Is a self-described foodie, with a flair for cooking Indian food
Says she is inspired by U.S. Paralympic track athlete Tatyana McFadden