Sara DeCosta-Hayes

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Sara DeCosta-Hayes
Born (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 40)
Warwick, RI, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Hockey East team Providence
National team  United States
Playing career 1995–2002

Sara Ann DeCosta (born May 13, 1977) is an American ice hockey player from Warwick, Rhode Island, an alumna of Toll Gate High School. She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

DeCosta was named by Brandeis University, a contemporary Jewish sports heroine.[1]

She is the daughter of Nancy and Frank DeCosta.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2000 and 2002 USA Hockey Women’s Player of the Year Award (also known as the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award) [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contributions of long-overlooked Jewish sports heroines finally recognized" (PDF). Brandeis University. The Hadassah Brandeis Institute. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Annual Awards - Through the Years". USA Hockey. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 

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