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Kendall Coyne Schofield
Kendall Coyne playing for Team USA in 2017
Kendall Coyne playing for Team USA in 2017
Born (1992-05-25) May 25, 1992 (age 26)
Palos Park, Illinois U.S.
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NWHL team
Former teams
Minnesota Whitecaps
Northeastern Huskies
National team  United States
Playing career 2007–present

Kendall Coyne Schofield (born May 25, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey player and a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team.[1][2] With the national team, she won five gold medals at the IIHF World Women's Championships and the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2016, she was the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[3] In January 2017, Coyne was recognized as the recipient of the NCAA Today's Top 10 Award.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Coyne was born in Oak Lawn, Illinois to John and Ahlise Coyne.[6] She has two brothers and a sister. Her oldest brother Kevin Coyne played Division III hockey and is currently an elite skills hockey coach.[7] Her younger sister, Bailey, is a forward for the Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey team.[6]

From 2006 to 2010, Coyne attended Sandburg High School[8] as well as the Loomis Chaffee School.[6] She attended the prep school, the Berkshire School, in Sheffield, Massachusetts for the academic year 2010 to 2011.[9] In 2016, she graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a B.A. in communication studies.[1] She is enrolled in an M.A. program in corporate and organizational communications at Northeastern University.[5]

Playing career[edit]

During the 2009–10 season, Coyne scored 53 goals and registered 34 assists in 46 games with the Chicago Mission Under 19 girls team. With the Mission, Coyne participated in three seasons and had 254 points in 157 games.[9] In addition, she played in two national championship games with the Mission and won one title. Coyne attended the Berkshire School for the 2010–2011 season, totaling 77 points on 55 goals and 22 assists, in 25 games.[9] She was named the New England Prep School Player of the Year.

USA Hockey[edit]

On January 10, 2009, in Fussen, Germany, Coyne scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the US in the gold medal game of the 2009 IIHF Under 19 championships.[10] In August 2009, Coyne was the youngest player (at 17 years old) at the USA Hockey women's national festival in Blaine, Minnesota. The festival was the selection camp for the senior national team (that would constitute players for the 2010 Olympic team) and Coyne was one of 41 players that were invited.[11] In the gold medal game of the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Coyne scored for the United States.[12] After the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Coyne had 36 career points (24 goals, 12 assists) in 27 games with the U.S. national team.

On January 28, 2011, it was announced that Coyne was named to the preliminary roster for the U.S. Women's National Team. From April 4 to 12, 2011, she was one of 30 players that took part in a selection / training camp. She was named to the final roster that participated at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship.

NCAA[edit]

On April 28, 2011, it was announced that Coyne committed to the Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey program.[13][14] In her senior year, Coyne was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female college ice hockey player in the United States.[3]

NWHL[edit]

In the 2015 NWHL Draft, she was selected third overall by the Boston Pride.[15] In July 2016, Coyne signed with the independent Minnesota Whitecaps.[16] Heading into the 2018–19 Minnesota Whitecaps season, Coyne re-signed with the club in their first season as members of the National Women's Hockey League.[17]

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, Coyne became the first woman to play in the Chicago Pro Hockey League at MB Arena, a league which features 80 professional players and 80 amateurs. [18]

Global games[edit]

IIHF World Women's Championships[edit]

Coyne has competed in six IIHF World Women's Championships, winning gold medals in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and a silver medal in 2012.

  • 2011: Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland – gold medal
    • Tied for second on the team in goals scored with four and third on the team in plus/minus rating (+9)
  • 2012: Burlington, Vermont – silver medal
    • Named U.S. Player of the Game in the gold-medal game (April 14); was second overall in the tournament in plus/minus rating (+10)
  • 2013: Ottawa, Ontario – gold medal
    • Tied for sixth overall with four assists
  • 2015: Malmo, Sweden – gold medal
    • Tied for tournament lead with plus-8 rating
  • 2016: Kamloops, British Columbia – gold medal
  • 2017: Plymouth, Michigan – gold medal
    • Tied for tournament lead with 12 points and five goals.
    • Named U.S. Player of the Game in a preliminary-round matchup against Russia and the semi-finals versus Germany. Also named one of the top three U.S. players of the tournament

Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Coyne has represented the U.S. at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where she won a silver medal, and at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, where she won a gold medal. She competed in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, winning the silver medal with the US Team, losing to Canada in the gold medal game. Coyne was the leading scorer for team USA, with 6 points on 2 goals and 4 assists.[19]

  • 2014: Sochi, Russia – silver medal
    • Skated in five games, recording two goals and four assists
  • 2018: PyeongChang, South Korea – gold medal
    • Recorded two goals and an assist in five games
    • Led team in shots on goal with 21

Awards and honors[edit]

Hockey East[edit]

  • Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of October 31, 2011)[22]
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of November 28, 2011)[23]
  • Hockey East Player of the Month (Month of November 2011)[24]
  • Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)[25]
  • Hockey East Player of the Month (Month of January 2012)[26]
  • 2014–15 Hockey East First Team All-Star[27]

USA Hockey[edit]

Personal[edit]

Coyne is married to NFL player Michael Schofield of the Los Angeles Chargers.[29][30] They both attended the same high school in Chicago but didn't start to date until they were both college-age athletes and met at a local gym.[31][32] They wed in July 2018.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor, Tolly (March 29, 2017). "Kendall Coyne, Team USA chasing another women's hockey world championship". Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ Clark, Nathan (November 15, 2017). "Who is Kendall Coyne?". NBC News.
  3. ^ a b c "Coyne Wins 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award". Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. March 19, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Kendall Coyne honored with NCAA Today's Top 10 Award" (Press release). Northeastern University Athletics. 19 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Hobson, Jackie (December 2, 2016). "2017 Today's Top 10 recipients: Kendall Coyne". NCAA.
  6. ^ a b c "Women's Ice Hocky: Bailey Coyne – 2017–18 Women's Ice Hockey". Northeastern University Athletics. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  7. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (March 31, 2010). "Introducing…Kendall Coyne: Profiling players from WW U18 Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012.
  8. ^ Baranek, Tony (March 16, 2018). "Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne gives gift of time, brings message to Sandburg students". Daily Southtown. Chicago Tribune.
  9. ^ a b c Faretra, Gavin (December 17, 2010). "Prep girls: Coyne takes detour to Berkshire". New England Hockey Journal. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011.
  10. ^ Quinn, Kalli (January 10, 2009). "Canada 2 – United States 3 (Final in Overtime): Canada Takes Silver After OT Loss to Americans". Hockey Canada. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011.
  11. ^ Dodd, Mike (August 19, 2009). "Kendall Coyne, 17, has Olympic hockey aspirations". USA Today.
  12. ^ "Canadian women claim their 12th 4 Nations Cup in overtime". National Post. November 15, 2010. p. B.5. Julie Chu and Kendall Coyne scored for the U.S.... The U.S. jumped ahead 2–1 midway through the second period, when Chu and Coyne scored in a 1:17 span.
  13. ^ "Huskies Sign Eight New Recruits for 2011–12 Season". Northeastern University Athletics. April 28, 2011.
  14. ^ "Women's Hocky: Kendall Coyne – 2014–15 Women's Ice Hockey". Northeastern University Athletics.
  15. ^ "Kendall Coyne drafted third overall by NWHL's Boston Pride". Northeastern University Athletics. June 21, 2015.
  16. ^ Jackson-Gibson, Adele (July 29, 2016). "Team USA's Kendall Coyne signs with Minnesota Whitecaps". Excelle Sports.
  17. ^ Mike Murphy. "Kendall Coyne Schofield signs with the Minnesota Whitecaps". SB Nation. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  18. ^ Press Release (11 July 2018). "One woman plays alongside men in new Chicago Pro Hockey League". ABC News Chicago. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Infographic: Northeastern at the 2014 Sochi Olympics". Northeastern University Athletics. 26 February 2014.
  20. ^ "Women's Division I Ice Hockey CCM All-Americans Announced: Five Honorees Ready To Compete for a National Championship" (Press release). American Hockey Coaches Association. 21 March 2013.
  21. ^ "Four Gophers Earn All-American Status" (Press release). Minnesota Golden Gophers. 19 March 2015.
  22. ^ "Maine picks up big road win at No. 5 Boston College". HockeyEastOnline.com. October 31, 2011. Archived from the original on March 8, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  23. ^ "Maine takes four-point week; No. 4 Boston College wins pair" (PDF). HockeyEastOnline.com. November 28, 2011.
  24. ^ "No. 10 Northeastern nets five points; No. 7 BU, PC split series" (PDF). December 5, 2011.
  25. ^ "No. 4 BC, No. 7 Northeastern finish week with 2–0–1 mark" (PDF). January 23, 2012.
  26. ^ "BU's Jenn Wakefield Named January's Player of the Month". HockeyEastOnline.com. February 2, 2012. Archived from the original on May 1, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  27. ^ "Hockey East Honors All-Star Selections at 2015 Championship Banquet League Names First and Second Teams, Five Honorable Mentions". HockeyEastOnline.com. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  28. ^ "USA Hockey". USA Hockey. Archived from the original on November 14, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  29. ^ MHS Staff (16 January 2017). "Broncos lineman Michael Schofield gets engaged to Olympian Kendall Coyne". Mile High Sports.
  30. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (19 March 2017). "Football, hockey and rings: Broncos OT Michael Schofield and USA Hockey's Kendall Coyne found love in sports". The Denver Post.
  31. ^ Schofield, Michael; Coyne, Kendall (7 March 2018). "Michael Schofield & Kendall Coyne on Training And Practicing Together" (Video interview). Good Morning Football. NFL Network.
  32. ^ Schofield, Michael; Coyne, Kendall (3 April 2018). "NFL's Michael Schofield and Team USA's Kendall Coyne are relationship goals" (Video interview). The Players' Tribune.
  33. ^ McDougall, Chros (July 8, 2018). "Olympic Hockey Gold Medalist Kendall Coyne And Super Bowl Champ Michael Schofield Wed In Chicago". TeamUSA.org. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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