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Duggan named captain of U.S. Women's National Team


Duggan

Nov. 4, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Former Wisconsin women’s hockey standout Meghan Duggan has been named captain of the United State Women's National Team and will serve as captain during the rest of USA Hockey’s Bring on the World Tour as the squad prepares for the 2014 Olympic Winter games in Sochi, Russia.

Duggan, a native of Danvers, Mass., has experience serving as the U.S. captain on the international stage, serving as the team captain at the 2011 Four Nations Cup and the 2008 Under-22 Series. She has also served as an alternate captain at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship and the 2012 Four Nations Cup.

A silver-medalist under UW head coach Mark Johnson at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Duggan has represented the U.S. in five IIHF Women’s World Championships, six Four Nations Cups and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series.

During her seven-year career of playing for the national team, Duggan has appeared in 86 games, recording 33 goals and 23 assists for 56 points.        

While at Wisconsin, Duggan won three national titles and was the captain on Wisconsin’s 2011 national championship squad. She scored 108 goals and tallied 130 assists during her Wisconsin career, and her 238 career points ranks third in school history.

Duggan, along with Wisconsin alums Jessie Vetter, Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker and future Wisconsin player Annie Pankowski, will compete for the U.S. this week at the Four Nations Cup, which begins tomorrow in Lake Placid, N.Y. The U.S. will open the tournament facing Sweden in a 6 p.m. (CT) tilt. Team Canada, which features UW alum Meaghan Mikkelson, faces Finland in a 2:30 p.m. (CT) contest tomorrow.

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