Hometown: Crested Butte, Colo.
Notable: A slalom specialist, Chodounsky starred at Dartmouth College, where he won the 2005 NCAA title. He was captain of Dartmouth’s 2007 NCAA championship team, and then won the 2009 US slalom championship. As a professional, Chodounsky made the 2011 US World Championships team and took points in three World Cup slalom races. He was named to the US Ski Team’s A team for the 2013-14 competition season.
Trace Cummings Smith
Notable: Cummings Smith is another Massachusetts resident heading to Sochi, but not in the way most are. He is not competing for the United States; he’s competing for Estonia. The Dartmouth College junior has dual citizenship. There are only 24 Estonian athletes competing in Sochi, and only two Alpine skiers, with Cummings Smith the only male. In 2013, Cummings Smith placed 36th at the World Championships and had two top-10 finishes at EISA races. He most recently won a November FIS giant slalom race in Tarnaby, Sweden, which secured him a spot in the Estonian team.
Hometown: Holderness, N.H.
Notable: Born in Concord, Ford has been a lifelong New Englander and has been on the US Ski team for seven years. She won two US Championship titles in downhill (2011 and 2012) and also won the 2012 NorAm overall and downhill titles. Ford took home the NorAm downhill, super G, and super combined championships in 2011; captured the ESWA Golden Ski Award from 2008-10; was the top women’s junior in slalom, giant slalom, and downhill at the 2010 US Championships; and was named 2009 Ski Racing Junior of the Year.
Hometown: Holladay, Utah
Notable: Goldberg may call Utah his home, but the first-time Olympian was born in Boston and cut his teeth in Killington, Vt. He earned his first run on the US Ski Team in 2010 when he won the US Junior combined championship and was a member of the Junior World Championships team. Goldberg continued his junior success in 2011, taking second at the US Championships in the downhill and third in the giant slalom. At the 2012 US Championships, he placed third in the super G, then improved to second in the same event in 2013. Goldberg won his first US championship title in 2013, taking the downhill at Copper Mountain in Colorado. He made his World Cup debut in 2012 at Lake Louise, Canada, and scored his first World Cup points that same year with a 30th-place finish at Beaver Creek, Colo.
Hometown: Franconia, N.H.
Notable: Bode Miller has become a household name in US skiing. He made his Olympic debut back in 1998 in Nagano and will be skiing in his fifth Games. He took home his first Olympic medals by winning silver in the giant slalom and combined at Salt Lake City in 2002. He won two more medals in Vancouver in 2010, taking bronze in the downhill and capturing his first Olympic gold in the super combined. Miller has also won five medals at the World Championships, four golds and one silver. He is a two-time overall champion, a three-time combined champion, a two-time super G champion, and holds the American male record for wins at the World Cup. He won nine individual US skiing championships from 1998 to 2007.
Hometown: Eagle-Vail, Colo.
Notable: Shiffrin will be one of the top young skiers competing for the US. She moved to Lyme, N.H., at age 8 and competes for Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vt. She took gold in the slalom and finished sixth in the giant slalom at the 2013 World Championships in Austria, as well as winning a 2013 World Cup title in slalom. She also brought home the 2011 and 2012 US Championship slalom titles before her 18th birthday. Shiffrin was named the 2012 World Cup Rookie of the Year.
Hometown: North Conway, N.H.
Notable: Smith will be making her second appearance in the Olympics, having competed in Vancouver in 2010 in the super G and super combined. She competed on the US team at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships, placing in the top 20 in three events. Smith finished on the podium twice in downhill in 2013 World Cup races; won the 2010 US Championship in downhill; won the downhill at the 2010 Europa Cup; was the 2007 NorAm overall and super G champion; and was named 2007 Ski Racing Junior of the Year.
Notable: Drew competed in two Winter X Games in 2013, placing sixth and eighth at the events in Aspen and Tignes, France. She finished fourth overall in the 2013 AVP rankings and has finished in the top five each of the past two years. She has 11 World Cup starts since 2011 and placed ninth in the halfpipe at the 2013 World Championships in Voss, Norway. In 2013 Grand Prix events, she had a sixth-place finish in Park City, Utah, and a seventh-place finish at Copper Mountain in Colorado.
Hometown: West Dover, Vt.
Notable: Logan, 20, has three X Games medals to her name, taking silver in halfpipe and slopestyle in 2012 after winning bronze in halfpipe in 2011. She finished fifth in both halfpipe and slopestyle at the World Championships in 2011, but finished on the podium twice in World Cup in 2012. Logan was runner-up in slopestyle at the 2012 Grand Prix and took home the 2011 US Championship title in the halfpipe. She won gold at the 2012 Junior World Championships in slopestyle, and finished first overall in the 2012 Mountain Dew Tour.
Hometown: Norwich, Vt.
Notable: Kearney will try to defend the moguls gold medal she won in Vancouver. She improved from a 22d-place finish at Turin in 2006 to winning gold in 2010. Kerney also has six top-three finishes in the World Championships, including victories in 2005 and 2013. In World Cup, she won seven races en route to the overall moguls championship in 2013; was the overall freestyle champion and overall moguls champion in 2011 and 2012; and recorded three wins en route to the moguls championship in 2009. She has 50 career World Cup podium finishes, including 37 victories. Kearney also won four US Championship titles from 2006-11.
Hometown: Hanover, N.H.
Notable: Krass won in slopestyle at the 2014 US Freeskiing Grand Prix in Park City, Utah, beating out Olympic teammate Keri Herman, which was enough to make her a coach’s pick for the Olympic team. She finished fourth at three NorAm Cup events in 2013 and fifth at the 2013 Junior World Championships.
Notable: Marino has the distinction of becoming the first athlete to represent Paraguay in the Winter Olympics. Adopted as an infant, she was raised in Winchester and has competed for the US in slopestyle. Marino finished in the top 20 in three World Cup events in 2013, winning a silver medal at Sierra Nevada. A dual citizen, she declared for the 2014 Olympics for Paraguay last year.
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
Notable: Outtrim had an impressive 2013 season. The 28-year-old captured four World Cup podiums and finished the season ranked No. 4 in moguls. She has competed in six World Championship events since 2009, her highest finish being fifth in moguls at Deer Valley, Utah, in 2011. She won the US Championship in 2011 at Stratton Mountain, Vt., and placed third in 2013. She finished second in the NorAm moguls standings in 2005 and is a 14-time podium finisher in NorAm competitions, including seven wins.
Hometown: Shaftsbury, Vt.
Notable: Newell will be appearing in his third Olympics as a member of Team USA, having competed at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Newell won the sprint at the 2008 US Championships in Houghton, Mich. In World Championships, he was fifth in the sprint in 2007, 10th in the sprint in 2011 and the 4 by 5k relay in 2013, and 12th in the sprint in 2009. Through the 2013 season, he has landed on three World Cup podiums and had six World Cup top-10 finishes. By taking third at the 2006 World Cup, Newell became the first American Nordic skier to podium inthe event since 1983.
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Hometown: L’Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
Notable: Bergeron has been one of the best players on the Bruins since he was selected as an 18-year-old in the 2003 NHL draft. He made his Bruins debut in 2003-04 and has been a mainstay ever since, leading the Bruins to six playoff appearances, two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, and a championship in 2011. He played on Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics, helping the team to a gold medal in Vancouver. Bergeron is a member of the “Triple Gold Club” in hockey, which includes individuals who have won an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship, and a Stanley Cup. Bergeron also won the Selke Trophy in 2011-12 as the NHL’s top defensive forward, and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2012-13 for leadership and humanitarianism. He consistently has one of the highest plus-minus ratings in the NHL.
Hometown: Trencin, Slovakia
Notable: Since he arrived in Boston as a free agent in 2006, Chara has been adding to his reputation as one of the best defensemen in NHL history. Serving as captain of the Bruins for the past seven seasons, he has been a staple on a blue line that has evolved into one of the best in the league. He won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman in 2009 and was a finalist in 2011 and 2012. He led the league in plus-minus in 2011, has played in six All-Star Games, and has the hardest recorded slapshot in the NHL at 108.8 m.p.h. But his biggest accomplishment so far has been leading the 2010-11 Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1972, becoming just the second European to captain a team to an NHL title. Chara played for Slovakia in the 2006 and 2010 Olympics, and was a lock to make his third straight Olympic team.
Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden
Sport: Ice hockey
Notable: Eriksson goes back to the Olympics after making the team in 2010 for his home country of Sweden. Eriksson is playing his first season with the Bruins after spending seven seasons in Dallas, where he scored 150 goals and tallied 207 assists in 501 games. The 2011 NHL All-Star has won all three medals for Sweden at the World Championships: bronze in 2009, silver in 2011, and gold in 2013. Eriksson hopes to help Sweden back onto the medal stand in 2014, as the 2006 gold medalists finished fifth in 2010 in Vancouver.
Hometown: Blind River, Ontario
Notable: Now in his seventh season in Boston, Julien has amassed a record of 291-160-59 and is third in club history in games coached and second in wins. The Bruins have made the playoffs every year he has been coach, including winning three division titles, two Prince of Wales trophies, and the 2011 Stanley Cup, the club’s first championship in 39 years. Julien got his first NHL head job in 2002-03 with the Montreal Canadiens. He was named head coach of the New Jersey Devils in 2006 and guided them to a 102-point season and a division title in his only season there. Prior to coaching, Julien played 12 years of professional hockey, including 14 games in the NHL as a defenseman for the Quebec Nordiques. Julien was named an associate coach for Team Canada on July 22.
Hometown: Sternberk, Czech Republic
Notable: Krejci is another core member of the Bruins that helped the team become one of the most elite in the NHL over the past few years, winning the Stanley Cup in 2011. Centering the top line, Krejci has consistently been one of Boston’s top point-getters since being drafted in 2004 and playing full-time in Boston since 2007. In 2008-09, Krejci won the Bruins’ Seventh Player Award and led the NHL with a plus-37 rating. Krejci has been especially valuable in the playoffs, scoring 29 goals and recording 44 assists in 81 career games. He also represented his home country of the Czech Republic at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Notable: Laviolette has been coaching in professional hockey for almost two decades. He has coached the New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, and Philadelphia Flyers, winning the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006. Prior to the NHL, he served as head coach of the Providence Bruins, Boston’s AHL affiliate, with whom he won the Calder Cup in 1999. He played in college at Westfield State before spending 11 seasons in professional hockey, and was a member of the US Olympic teams in 1988 and 1994.
Hometown: Hamden, Conn.
Notable: Quick made a name for himself in the 2012 NHL playoffs when he led the Cinderella Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup championship — the first No. 8 seed to win the Cup. The UMass-Amherst alumnus recorded a 1.41 goals-against average in 20 playoff games with a .946 save percentage and three shutouts. He was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Quick had a record of 149-100-29 in 286 NHL games entering 2013-14. He was on the silver medal-winning US Olympic team in 2010 but did not appear in any games. Quick will be competing against Ryan Miller and Jimmy Howard for the starting role on the Olympic squad.
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
Notable: Pacioretty made his first Olympic team after playing in two IIHF tournaments for the US: the World Juniors in 2008 and the World Championships in 2012. In total, the 25-year-old left wing has played in 14 games for national teams. Pacioretty is a sixth-year NHL veteran and came into this season with 68 goals and 85 assists in 246 games for the Montreal Canadiens. Prior to being called up to the Canadiens, he played 82 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Montreal’s AHL affiliate. Pacioretty played one season of college hockey in 2007-08 at Michigan.
Hometown: Savonlinna, Finland
Notable: Rask had some experience starting for the Bruins in 2009-10 when Tim Thomas went down with an injury, but it was not until 2012-13 that he became the unquestioned starting goaltender. Rask was sensational in the lockout-shortened season, playing 36 games while going 19-10-5 with a 2.00 goals against average. As good as he was in the regular season, he was even better in the playoffs, going 14-8 with three shutouts and a GAA of 1.88. He was especially impressive in the Eastern Conference finals, allowing just two goals in four games against the electric Pittsburgh Penguins, who had one of the best offenses in the NHL. At 26, Rask seems locked in to be the goaltender in Boston for a long time, and now he will represent his home country of Finland in the Olympics. He will be competing against countrymen Annti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen for the starting job for Team Finland.
James van Riemsdyk
Hometown: Middletown, N.J.
Notable: Van Riemsdyk is a native of New Jersey but spent his college days in Durham, N.H., as a member of the University of New Hampshire hockey team. In his two years at UNH, van Riemsdyk totaled 26 goals and 46 assists in 67 games. He was drafted second overall in 2007 by the Philadelphia Flyers and made his NHL debut in 2009-10. Van Riemsdyk scored 65 goals and tallied 66 assists in his first four NHL seasons. After spending three years with the Flyers, he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs prior to the 2012-13 season.
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Notable: Bellamy, a defenseman, played on the US team that won the silver medal in Vancouver at the 2010 Olympics. She played at the University of New Hampshire and has played 90 games for the national team since 2006, scoring 5 goals and adding 33 assists. She has also competed in five IIHF championships for the US; she won gold in 2008, led the team with a plus-10 rating in 2010, and served as an alternate captain in 2013.
Hometown: North Reading
Notable: Carpenter is one of the up-and-coming stars of USA Hockey. The forward won gold at the World Championships with the US in 2013 and has been a standout in her first two years at Boston College, totaling 54 goals and 56 assists in 72 games. Carpenter has played 31 games for the US national team, tallying 22 goals and 15 assists. She played her high school hockey at Governors Academy, where she racked up 239 goals and 188 assists in just 100 games, leading the school to four straight New England Division 2 championships.
Hometown: Fairfield, Conn.
Notable: This national team veteran has been a staple of USA Hockey since 1999. She has played in 227 games for the national team, totaling 66 goals and 112 assists. Chu has been a part of three previous Olympic squads, winning silver in 2002 at Salt Lake City and 2010 at Vancouver, as well as a bronze in 2006 at Turin. She has played in nine World Championships, winning gold in 2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013 and silver in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2012, and serving as team captain in 2012 and 2013. Chu, like some of her US teammates, played her college hockey at Harvard, collecting 88 goals and 196 assists in 129 games for the Crimson.
Notable: On Nov. 4, Duggan was named captain of the US women’s national team. The forward played at the University of Wisconsin and has appeared in 86 games for the US since 2007. She was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and has represented the US in five World Championships, winning gold in 2008. Duggan has recorded 33 goals and 23 assists in her career with the national team.
Notable: The 20-year-old defenseman has played at Harvard the past two seasons, recording 4 goals and 20 assists in 61 games. She has 12 assists in 40 games for USA Hockey since 2009 and has competed at two World Championships, winning gold in 2013 and silver in 2012.
Notable: Schaus is vying the job of starting goaltender on the women’s hockey team. The Boston College alumna has played 39 games for the national team since 2007, compiling a record of 20-1-3-10. She has allowed just 58 goals and made 686 saves for a goals-against average of 1.49 and a save percentage of .922. Schaus has also recorded 11 shutouts, was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and has played in four World Championships, helping the US win gold in 2008.
Notable: Stone also serves as head coach at Harvard, a position she has held since 1993. She is the winningest coach in Division 1 women’s hockey history, totaling 402 wins going into the 2013-14 season. She led the Crimson to the 1999 AWCHA national championship, to three straight appearances in the NCAA championship game from 2003-05, to five NCAA Frozen Four appearances, five ECAC tournament championships, six Ivy League titles, and 10 Women’s Beanpot championships. She has coached skaters who have amassed 21 All-American honors since 1999 and has been named ECAC Coach of the Year three times (1999, 2005, and 2008).
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir
Ages: 23 (Castelli) and 26 (Shnapir)
Hometowns: Cranston, R.I. (Castelli) and Sudbury (Shnapir)
About them: Castelli went to the Community College of Rhode Island and Shnapir attended Emerson. The pair began skating together in 2006 and have won back-to-back pairs titles at the US Figure Skating Championships, as well as taking bronze in the 2013 Four Continents Championships. In 2009, the two won bronze medals at both the US and World Junior Championships. The pair represent the Skating Club of Boston and train in Boston under coaches Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall, Mark Mitchell, and Peter Johansson.
Notable: Mazdzer will be making his second appearance in the Olympics, having finished 13th at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. He won two World Cup silver medals in 2013, one on a relay team and one in singles. Mazdzer won three US Junior championships from 2006-08, as well as silver medals at the 2006 and 2007 Junior World Championships.
Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.
Notable: West tied Chris Mazdzer for the 2012 Norton National Championship, and was the 2011 and 2012 National Start Champion. He took gold in the 2012 Norton Youth A National Championship in Park City, Utah; won gold in the team relay at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games; and was a silver medalist at the 2011 Norton Junior National Championships.
Hometown: West Dover, Vt.
Notable: Clark has represented the US in Salt Lake City in 2002, Turin in 2006, and Vancouver in 2010, winning two Olympic medals in the halfpipe — gold in 2002 and bronze in 2010 — with a fourth-place finish just off the podium in 2006. She has won 11 X Games medals, including eight golds, and was No. 1 in the halfpipe in the 2013 World Snowboard Tour Rankings. She has started 15 World Cup events since 2000 and has six wins in 12 total trips to the podium. Clark is also a four-time US Snowboarding Grand Prix overall winner, and has finished first twice in halfpipe at the Sprint US Grand Prix. She won her 60th career event during the 2013 season, more than any other male or female snowboarder.
Hometown: Laconia, N.H.
Notable: Born and raised in Laconia, Guldemond attended the Waterville Valley Academy. The 27-year-old moved to Lake Tahoe in 2005 to pursue a career in professional snowboarding. He won his first X Games gold medal in slopestyle in 2011 at Tignes, France, and won bronze at the 2011 X Games in Aspen. Guldemond finished first at the 2012 World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo. He has won four straight US Grand Prix sprint slopestyle titles. This is his first trip to the Olympics as a member of Team USA.
Hometown: Danbury, Conn.
Notable: Jacobellis is searching for an elusive Olympic gold medal after winning silver in 2006 and finishing fifth in 2010. Originally from Danbury, Jacobellis calls Stratton Mountain, Vt., home. She is a nine-time X Games medalist, grabbing seven golds in snowboard cross from 2003-11. She has won the World Championship in snowboard cross three times, and has 57 career starts in the World Cup. Jacobellis is hoping to bounce back after a torn ACL at the X Games in 2012 caused her to miss significant time.
Hometown: Belmont, Vt.
Notable: Teter made an immediate impact in her first Olympics in 2006 when she took the gold medal in the halfpipe, following that up with a silver medal in Vancouver in 2010. She has won four X Games medals: gold in 2004, silver in 2011, and bronzes in 2010 and 2012. She took home bronze at the 2005 World Championships in her only appearance and has six World Cup wins in 10 starts.
Hometown: Stowe, Vt.
Notable: Walker made her first Olympic team, one of two female slopestyle snowboarders for Sochi. Walker already has two World Cup starts under her belt, both coming in 2013. She was 10th in the World Snowboard Tour rankings in 2013, after taking 16th in 2012. She has six career wins in slopestyle, including three consecutive wins at the Burton European Open Junior Jam from 2009-11.
Notable: Langton competed at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, where he placed 10th in the two-man event. He has won medals at various championships across the world over the past three years, serving as a brakeman for Steven Holcomb in the USA-1 sled. Langton was the 2008 Rookie of the Year before claiming the 2009 US National Push Championship title. Prior to his bobsledding career, Langton was a standout on the Northeastern University track team as a sprinter and jumper. He was third in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 America East championships and grabbed third in the 55-meter dash and fourth in the long jump at the 2005 America East indoor championships.
Hometown: Stockholm, Maine
Notable: At the US Trials on Jan. 13, Currier was the top finisher on three of the four days of competition. He has competed in 10 World Championships since picking up the sport in 2001. Currier finished in the top six twice on the IBU World Cup circuit in 2011-12.
Hometown: Center Conway, N.H.
Notable: Doherty, who has made his first US team at just 18 years old, won a gold and two silver medals at the 2013 IBU Junior World Championships, becoming the first US athlete to reach the podium three times in a World Championship biathlon event. Doherty was a member of the 2012 US Youth Olympic Games team, winning a bronze medal on the mixed relay team.
Hometown: Morrisville, Vt.
Notable: Dreissigacker began competing in biathlon in 2009 after graduating from Dartmouth. She was a member of the US biathlon team in 2012-13, competing at World Cup events in 2013, as well as the World Championships. She is a member of the Craftsbury Green Racing Team based in Craftsbury, Vt. This will be Dreissigacker’s first Olympic appearance.
Hometown: Barton, Vt.
Notable: Dunklee comes from a bloodline of Olympic talent, as her father, Stan, competed at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Games as a cross-country skier. She learned how to shoot at age 22, then moved to Lake Placid, N.Y., to join the US Biathlon development program. Dunklee placed fifth in the World Championships in 2011-12, tying the best-ever result by an American woman.