Aug. 24, 2009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Former Friar women's hockey star Karen Thatcher (`06) was one of 23 players selected to the 2009-10 US National Team, it was announced today by USA Hockey.
While at Providence, Thatcher finished her record-breaking career with 167 points in 132 games played as she had a hand in PC's Hockey East Tournament titles in 2004 and 2005. Thatcher ranks 10th in career points at Providence. A top-10 Patty Kazmaier Finalist, Thatcher led the team in scoring for the second-straight time in 2005 with 47 points. She earned the Hockey East Sportsmanship award three-consecutive seasons as well as All-Academic honors. Thatcher was named a Second Team All American, a Hockey East All-Star, New England Hockey Writers All-Star and Providence College Athlete of the Year in her final season with the Friars.
The 2010 U.S. Women's Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, comprised of 21 players, will be announced in mid-December.