Winter Games Athletes
Coyne has parlayed her consistent success across the international and collegiate ranks into her first Olympic appearance. The 21-year-old forward has recorded 43 goals and 37 assists in 73 games for Team USA since 2007, highlighted by scoring the clincher in overtime to beat Canada in the first-place game of 2012 Four Nations Cup. Coyne also was named the U.S. player of the game in the gold-medal match of the 2012 world championships, registering four goals and five assists in five games throughout that tournament. At just 17, Coyne was invited to USA Hockey's national festival prior to the selection of the 2010 Olympic team. She didn't make that Vancouver squad, but went on to become a top scoring threat in college, tallying 37 goals and adding 31 assists in 34 games as a sophomore at Northeastern in 2012-13. She took the past year off in preparation for Sochi. Coyne, who became the Wildcat program's first player with at least 60 points in a season since 1988-89, was one of 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award given to the nation's top women's player, and was named second-team All-America.