COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Harvard
forward Lyndsey Fry and defenseman Michelle Picard, and former
Harvard standout Julie Chu, are among 23 players selected
for the U.S. Women’s National Team that will represent
the country in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation
Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont., from April 2-9,
USA Hockey announced.
The U.S. roster is made up of three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards. There are a total of 10 Olympians on the squad, led by Chu, a three-time Olympian.
Harvard head coach Katey Stone is the head coach of the U.S. National Team and will also serve as the head coach of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team.
“With the depth of the talent pool in our country, it’s always a challenge to settle on a final roster and this year was no different,” said Reagan Carey, director of women's hockey for USA Hockey and also the general manager of the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Team. “We’re excited about the group of players we’ve selected and are confident that Coach Stone has the team focused and prepared to compete for the gold medal in Ottawa.”
The U.S. squad was chosen following a selection camp that began March 25 in Lake Placid, N.Y., and included 28 players. The U.S. Women's National Team will train at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid until departing tomorrow (March 31) for Ottawa.