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.
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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.
"U.S. Olympian Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej Announces Retirement" from USA Hockey