April 20, 2010
BOSTON – Team USA women’s hockey silver medalist and Wisconsin senior-to-be Meghan Duggan threw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays MLB game at Fenway Park on Monday.
Duggan was joined on the field by eight of her Team USA teammates, including returning UW junior-to-be Hilary Knight and former Badgers Erika Lawler and Jessie Vetter. The athletes wore their Team USA jerseys and their silver medals around their necks.
Duggan also pitched in front of a squad of friends and family, dubbed Team Duggan, before a sellout Patriots Day crowd of 37,609.
The post-Olympic Games tour for Team USA’s women’s hockey team has already included a trip back to The Ellen Show to visit with Ellen DeGeneres. The squad also plans to go to Washington, D.C., to visit the White House and President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
Duggan and Knight will return to Madison in 2010 for their senior and junior seasons, respectively, while Team USA head coach Mark Johnson also returns to coach the Badgers for the 2010-11 season.