Angela Marie Ruggiero (born January 3, 1980) is an American ice hockey defenseman. She is a member of the International Olympic Committee and was a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team, medaling in four successive Winter Olympic Games, including one gold medal. She also authored a memoir about her hockey experiences and was a contestant on the NBC reality show The Apprentice. She announced her retirement from USA's national hockey team on December 28, 2011 and is currently a student at Harvard Business School. Ruggiero was born in Panorama City, California, but grew up in Harper Woods, Michigan. On June 29, 2015, Ruggiero was announced as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015.
Ruggiero played prep school hockey at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. While a senior at Choate, Ruggiero was the youngest member of the gold medal-winning 1998 United States Olympic Hockey Team in Nagano, Japan. She was also a member of the silver medal-winning 2002 team in Salt Lake City, Utah, a member of the bronze winning 2006 team in Torino, Italy, and a member of the silver winning 2010 team in Vancouver, Canada.
In her senior year at Harvard University, Ruggiero won the 2004 Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in U.S. women's collegiate hockey. She graduated from Harvard cum laude in 2004 with a degree in government...
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