Three CHA Alums Earn Medals in Sochi
Three former CHA standouts, Mercyhurst's Meghan Agosta-Marciano, Robert Morris' Brianne McLaughlin and Syracuse's Stefanie Marty earned medals in women's ice hockey at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.
"We're very proud of the performances of our College Hockey America alumni in the Olympics. They represented themselves, their families and their schools incredibly well," said CHA Commissioner Robert DeGregorio.
Agosta, a native of Windsor, Ontario, brought home her third gold medal with Team Canada. She contributed four points (3G, 1A) in Canada's five-game unbeaten run, including two goals and an assist in the first meeting with the United States. Agosta has been a member of Team Canada since 2004, and was part of the Canadian Olympic teams that won gold in Turin in 2006, and Vancouver in 2010.
At Mercyhurst, Agosta-Marciano collected 303 points on 157 goals and 146 assists, including collected 39 game-winning goals, 20 shorthanded goals and 55 power-play goals. All of those figures except for her assist total are still NCAA records. She was a four-time CHA Player of the Year, a four-time All-CHA First Team selection, and a three-time CHA Tournament MVP. At the national level, Agosta-Marciano was a four-time RBK Hockey/ AHCA First Team All-American and was named the 2007 USCHO Rookie of the Year.
McLaughlin, a native of Sheffield, Ohio, won her second silver medal with Team USA in Sochi as one of three goaltenders on the roster. She was also a part of the American team that took silver four years ago in Vancouver.
In her four seasons donning the Colonials' red, white, and blue, McLaughlin was a four-time All-College Hockey America (CHA) honoree and earned three national defensive player of the week awards. The netminder holds numerous program records, including the top spot in shutouts (eight), saves per game (31.74), and saves (3,809) – the latter of which is also an NCAA record.
Marty, in her third Olympics as part of Team Switzerland, helped bring home the nation's first ice hockey medal since World War II. She scored two goals in the tournament, including the game-winner against Russia in the quarter-final round.
Marty was part of Syracuse's inaugural Division I team in 2008-09, and served as the team's first captain. She scored 36 goals and 37 assists in 91 games over three seasons. Marty was named to the CHA All-Conference Second Team following the 2009-10 campaign, and was also named the conference Offensive Player of the Week on two occasions.