COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Meghan Duggan (right) of Danvers, Mass., has been named the captain of the U.S. women’s national team that will compete at the Four Nations Cup starting Wednesday in Nyköping, Sweden, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
Duggan, the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award winner with Wisconsin, has suited up for Team USA 73 times dating back to 2007, including the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., and four Four Nations Cups.
Duggan will be supported by assistant captains Caitlin Cahow (Branford, Conn.), Julie Chu (Fairfield, Conn.), Molly Engstrom and Jenny Potter.
Cahow is appearing in her seventh Four Nations Cup and has participated in two Olympics (2006, 2010). Chu, a three-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010), is making her 10th Four Nations Cup appearance.
The Four Nations Cup is an annual tournament featuring four of the top-ranked women's hockey teams in the world -- the United States, Canada, Finland and Sweden.
Katey Stone (Watertown, Conn.), the head women's coach at Harvard, is the head coach of the U.S. women’s national team for the 2011-12. Hilary Witt (Canton, Mass.) and Bobby Jay are serving as assistant coaches.
Team USA opens against Sweden on Wednesday at 1 p.m. EST.