About sticking to the goals she set for herself:
"I had a goal to win a state
championship for Concord High. I had a goal to go to a Division I
college and play hockey, a goal to win a gold medal in the '98
Olympics. I just felt like I would be a failure if I didn't stick it
out and try to get through the injury years of my life and continue
to pursue my goals."
|Tara Mounsey |
The Short List
Did You Know?
- Member of the 2002 U.S. Olympic Team in women's ice hockey
- Member of Team USA's gold medal team at 1998 Olympics
- 2-time member of Team USA at IIHF Women's World Championships
- Member of the U.S. Women's Select Team that captured the
silver medal at the 1996 IIHF Pacific Women's Championship (earned
Outstanding Performance Award)
It's Every Day Excelling at full contact hockey
with boys throughout her life honed Mounsey's skills and toughness.
As a result, she is now widely considered to be one of the best
offensive defensewoman in the hockey world today.
- Recorded at least one point in five of the six games at the
- Missed the 2000 IIHF World Championships with a serious knee
- Became the first girl player to win the New Hampshire (Class
L) Player of the Year award, after leading Concord (N.H.) High
School to the 1996 state championship.
- Played collegiately at Brown University where she was named
one of 10 candidates in 1999 and one of four finalists in 2000 for
The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top
women's intercollegiate varsity ice hockey player in the nation.