Athletes to Watch: On the Road to Sochi 2014, Week 11

Marketing Female Athletes will be spotlighting athletes in different sports leading up to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Some of them you may have already heard about but there definitely will be many whom you’ve never heard about until here and now!

Monique & Jocelyne Lamoureux
Monique & Jocelyne Lamoureux

WEEK 11

Marketing Female Athletes will be spotlighting athletes in different sports leading up to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Some of them you may have already heard about but there definitely will be many whom you’ve never heard about until here and now!

Week 11 is bringing you double the spotlight, as we introduce you to a pair of twin sisters who have been causing double the trouble for their opponents since they first suited up for Team USA at the age of 16.

Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureaux were the first set of twins to ever play women’s ice hockey in the Olympics when they helped the U.S. team to win the silver medal in Vancouver. Graduates of the University of North Dakota, they were both teenage soccer champions whose father, Pierre, was a standout goalkeeper for UND’s national championship teams in the early 1980’s. Named to the U.S. Olympic team in 2010, they won the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in both 2011 and 2013, while capturing silver in 2012. They both plan to play in the next three Olympics to keep their dream of playing hockey alive, but they are not giving up hope of there one day being a national hockey league for women.

Stay tuned as Marketing Female Athletes brings you all the must-watch athletes for the Sochi Olympics.

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