Tara Mounsey

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Tara Mounsey
Born (1978-03-12) March 12, 1978 (age 39)
Concord, NH, USA
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
ECAC team Brown Bears
National team  United States
Playing career 1996–2002

Tara Lynn Mounsey (born March 12, 1978[1]) is an American hockey defenseman who played for the United States Women's Olympic Hockey Team, winning a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan and a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mounsey played high school hockey at Concord High School in Concord, New Hampshire.[2] Playing on the "boys" team, she became the first female player to win the New Hampshire (Class L) Player of the Year award, after leading Concord to the 1996 state championship.[1] Today Mounsey, a graduate of Brown University with a graduate degree from Boston College, is a Nurse practitioner at New England Baptist Hospital and is an assistant coach at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[3]

The 1998 women's hockey team is one of five finalists for the team to be inducted in 2008 into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Tara Mounsey, Patty Kazmaier Award Finalist, 1999, 2000[5]


  1. ^ a b Tara Mounsey, United States Olympic Committee. Accessed November 18, 2007.
  2. ^ Lessels, Allen. "SHE'S SIMPLY THE BEST HARDEST THING FOR MOUNSEY IS NAMING A SPORT SHE DOESN'T LIKE", The Boston Globe, December 10, 1995. Accessed November 18, 2007. "Tara Mounsey, a lover of challenges and an All-Everything athlete at Concord High School, had to think for a moment."
  3. ^ 10 Years Later
  4. ^ 2008 Nominees: Teams
  5. ^ http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/pattykazmaier.asp