The U.S. women’s hockey team lost a key figure Tuesday. Team captain and forward Meghan Duggan announced her retirement after 14 years with the team.
Duggan, 33, said it was a privilege to play for Team USA, but added she’s ready to embrace the next part of her life, according to ESPN.
Although being an athlete will always be part of my identity, I am ready for the next chapter. I know it’s the right decision for me, but at the same time, it’s still very emotional. The exciting part is deciding what’s next. My wife, Gillian, and I welcomed our son, George, in February. I am looking forward to the new adventure and challenges of being a mom and to helping put George in positions to thrive.
Duggan played in three Olympics, winning silver medals in both 2010 and 2014 before helping lead Team USA to a gold medal