Feb 16, 2017 at 5:47 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP/KNSI) - Olympic defender and St. Cloud Cathedral High School graduate Anne Schleper retired from the U.S. women's national hockey team program on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Schleper earned a silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and helped the United States win world titles in 2011, 2013 and 2015.
"I will forever cherish the dreams I accomplished with my teammates and the amazing journey we took together. I am so very proud to have been a part of Team USA and representing something greater than ourselves at all times," Schleper said in a statement. "I'd like to thank my family, friends, everyone at USA Hockey, and those who supported me during the past 11 years."
She graduated from Cathedral in 2008. In September, she came back to her old high school and talked to the students about working hard to accomplish your goals in life and keeping to God's plan.
The St. Cloud native played college hockey for the University of Minnesota and had six goals and 18 assists in 68 games for Team USA.