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Former Badger Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej announces retirement

Former Badger women's hockey player Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej announced her retirement from the U.S. Women's National Program last Friday.

In addition to her decorated five-year career with Team USA, Zaugg-Siergiej enjoyed a successful four-year career with the UW women's hockey team from 2004-08.

Zaugg-Siergiej was a three-time All-WCHA honoree, earning All-Rookie team honors in 2005, second team honors in 2007 and third team laurels in 2008. She was named to the 2007 NCAA Women's Frozen Four all-tournament team as well.

An assistant captain as a senior in 2008, Zaugg-Siergiej helped lead the Badgers to three-straight national championship games. The Badgers won back-to-back national titles in 2006 and 2007 and finished as runner-up in 2008.

Zaugg-Siergiej ended her career as the Badgers' all-time leading scorer with 89 goals, 22 game-winning goals and 29 power-play goals. She currently ranks third in goals and power-play goals; her record of 22 game-winning goals still stands.

From USA Hockey:
The Eagle River, Wis., native skated for Team USA for five years, playing in a total of 53 games. During that period, she helped the U.S. Women's National Team to the silver medal at the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship and second-place finishes at the Four Nations Cup in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. In addition, Zaugg-Siergiej skated in two Under-22 Series (2006 & 2007) and was a member of the 2009-10 U.S. Women's National Team during the Qwest Tour. In total, she notched nine goals and 13 assists while representing the United States.

Zaugg-Siergiej is currently the head coach of the Arrowhead High School (Wis.) girls' hockey team and runs the Crazy Eights Hockey Camp. She is married to Mike Siergiej.

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