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Palos Heights' Kendall Coyne Makes Olympic Women's Hockey Team

The 21-year-old hockey player will take the ice in Sochi, Russia as part of Team USA.

Kendall Coyne, of Palos Heights, will represent Team USA in the Winter Olympics. Credit: USA Hockey
Kendall Coyne, of Palos Heights, will represent Team USA in the Winter Olympics. Credit: USA Hockey
A Palos Heights native will be wearing the red, white and blue at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. 

Kendall Coyne, 21, was named to the U.S. Women's Hockey team and will represent her country on the biggest stage in sports. A graduate of Sandburg High School, Coyne played hockey for two years at Northeastern University. 

Although she will be making her Olympic debut in Sochi, Coyne is not a newcomer to international competition. She has been part of the Team USA program for years and was a member of last year's world championship team that knocked off Canada to win it all. 

Coyne had a goal and three assists during the 2013 world championships. 

Upon hearing the news of her selection to the Olympic team she tweeted, " 'All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.' Thank you everyone for the support! #honored"

The U.S. women will start Olympic play on Feb. 8 against Finland in preliminary round play. 
Imanage January 03, 2014 at 08:07 AM
That is awesome! I am curious as to what area of Palos Heights is in Sandburg's district. Thought we were all Stagg and Shepard's school district?
Louise Markasovic January 03, 2014 at 09:37 AM
No body in Palos Heights goes to Sandburg. Maybe it was so she could play team hockey. I know people who did this. But congratulations to Kendall and her family, it takes a lot of dedication to accomplish this and it shows that it pays off. God bless and be safe.
Linda January 03, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Stagg has a hockey team for boys the Cobras. I know Sandburg has a boys team didn't think had a girls team. It is a club sport at both schools and not sanctioned by the district. I didn't think the school board would give approval for this. I am sure there is another reason. Congratulations and wish her well.

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