Josephine Pucci, who attended a Wallingford boarding school, will play for the U.S. Women's National Hockey team in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Pucci is one of seven defensemen on the 21-player roster, which was announced Wednesday during the 2014 Brindgestone NHL Winter Classic. The full roster is available on the USA Hockey website here.
Pucci, a 23-year-old senior at Harvard University, has played for Team USA in two International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships, helping the U.S. win gold in 2011 and silver in 2012. She was fifth on her Harvard team in scoring as a junior in 2011-12. She withdrew from school for 2012-13 to recover from a concussion.
Pucci attended the St. Margaret School in Pearl River and Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, CT. She is one of three players on Team USA who went to Choate Rosemary Hall, along with Julie Chu and Hilary Knight. This is Pucci's first time playing in the Olympics.
Read more about Pucci's background in this report on Patch.
The team will leave for Sochi Feb. 1 and play its first game in the 2014 Olympics Feb. 8 against Finland.
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