Megan Bozek is an American defenseman who is a relative newcomer to the U.S. women's national team, not having firmly established herself in the women's hockey circuit until after the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Since then, she's climbed the ladder by being a top performer on back-to-back NCAA national championship teams at the University of Minnesota in 2012 and 2013, when she also played for the U.S. at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Championships.
- IIHF World Championships: Gold medal-winner in 2013; silver medal in 2012.
- College Hockey: Won back-to-back NCAA Division I national championships with the University of Minnesota.
- College Hockey: In 2012-13, was nominated for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is awarded annually to the top female college hockey player in the United States.
Things to know:
1. Grew up in Buffalo Grove, IL, the same Chicago suburb that actor--and noted hockey fan--Vince Vaughn grew up in.
2. In 2011-12, she won the Minnesota Golden Gophers Female Athlete of the Year.
3. Played junior hockey in the Midwest Elite Hockey League for the Chicago Mission, which is the same junior program to produce NHL player Dustin Byfuglien.