USA Hockey announced Team USA's Olympic roster on Wednesday during the 2014 NHL Winter Classic. The newly announced team will represent the United States at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.Team USA, which is led by head coach Katey Stone, the head coach of Harvard, features 21 skaters.
Michelle Picard and Lyndsey Fry join the team from Harvard. As a sophomore last season, Picard was a key component for Harvard's defensive unit, but excelled in the offensive zone as well. She led all Crimson defenders with 17 points off four goals and 13 assists.
Lee Stecklein of Minnesota has played in one International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship and one Four Nations Cup as a member of the U.S. Women's National Team.
Alex Carpenter of Boston College was the Turfer Athletic Hockey East scoring champion with 70 points in the 2012-13 season and she was ranked seventh overall in the nation with 1.89 points per game.
Northeastern's Kendall Coyne nabbed 113 points in just 65 games. As a sophomore in 2012-13, Coyne was a Patty Kazmaier Award finalist and was the most outstanding player at the Women's Beanpot, which Northeastern won for the second consecutive year.
Team USA will open play in Sochi against Finland on Feb. 8.