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BLW Coach Haley Skarupa Crowned U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:58AM

Pyeongchang, South Korea - The Boston Lady Whalers are extremely proud and excited to share that longtime BLW Coach, Haley Skarupa, has been crowned as an Olympic Gold Medalist after the United States' shootout win over Canada in the 2018 Gold Medal Game!

Skraupa started with the Boston Lady Whalers program as the inaugural General Manager in the year of the program's inception back in 2013, before turning over GM duties to Dana Trivigno and shifting to a coaching role.

A native of Rockville, MD, Haley was drafted 5th Overall in the 2015 NWHL Draft, and began this season as a member of the NWHL's Boston Pride before getting called up to the USA Olympic Residency Program in Tampa, Florida, in an effort to compete for a spot on the Olympic roster.

Last season, Skarupa made her professional hockey debut playing the duration of the season with the Connecticut Whale.  Skarupa concluded her collegiate career in 2016, and left her mark at Boston College as the 2nd All-Time leading scorer in program history, winning dozens of awards highlighed by being a three-time Hockey-East First Team All Star.  

Skarupa was named Hockey East's Rookie of the Year in 2012-2013.  Haley was a member of the Team USA Women's U18 National Team in 2010, 2011, and 2012, earning two silver medals and one gold medal at the World Championships.  She recently captured the Women's World Championship with the U.S. Women's National Team over seas in Sweden in 2015, and in British Columbia in 2016.

Before BC, Skarupa was the captain of the Washington Pride U19 team during her junior and senior seasons of high school.  She was the receipient of the Liz Turgeon Award in 2011 & 2012, and was named to ESPN's 18 Under 18 segment which highlights tremendous athletes that have an extraordinary charitable presence in their community.

We are extremely proud of Coach Skarupa on reaching the highest accomplishment in today's women's hockey game, and we can't wait to have you back behind the bench this spring/summer!