Molly Schaus is a goalie on the U.S. women’s national team who won a silver medal in her Olympic debut at Vancouver in 2010, earning the win and stopping all five shots she faced in her only appearance of the Games, against China.

Additionally, she’s won three gold medals at the IIHF World Championships, and has been named Goalie of the Year playing professional hockey for the Boston Blades, who she also won the championship of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League–the Clarkson Cup–with in 2013.

Career highlights:

  • Olympics: Silver medal-winner at the 2010 Vancouver Games.
  • IIHF World Championships: Won gold medals in 2008, 2009 and 2011; won a silver medal in 2012.
  • Four Nations Cup: Suited up for the U.S. in six tournaments, most notably coming in first place in 2008.
  • College Hockey: Played four seasons at Boston College from 2006-11, taking the 2009-10 season off to play for the U.S. women’s national team.
  • College Hockey: Finished her career at Boston College as the school’s all-time leader with 80 wins and a 1.81 goals-against average.

Things to know:

1. Won the William Jaffe Cup for sportsmanship and leadership in high school at Deerfield Academy (Massachusetts), whose notable alumni includes former U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Chafee and several generations of Rockefellers.

2. In the summer of 2011, she helped build a house in Honduras through Habitat for Humanity.

3. Growing up in Illinois, she was friendly with Cammi Granato, the captain of the 1998 gold medal-winning U.S. women’s Olympic team.

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