Northeastern athletes excelled at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and brought home some serious hardware.Hockey forward Kendall Coyne (above) , AMD’17, earned a silver medal in the final against Canada, and with six points, tied with three other players as the American team’s point leaders during the Olympic competition. Hilary Witt, AS’01, a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2001, served as the assistant coach. In women’s hockey, Switzerland defeated Sweden, earning a bronze medal for Julia Marty, S’11, captain of the Swiss team. Former Northeastern goaltender Florence Schelling, DMSB’13, was in the net for Switzerland, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Olympic women’s hockey tournament by the International Ice Hockey Federation. In the bobsled competition, Steve Langton, DMSB’06, left Sochi with two bronze medals: one for the two-man with U.S. driver Steve Holcomb, and the other for the four-man competition, in which Langton, Holcomb, Christopher Fogt, and Curtis Tomasevicz came in only 0.39 of a second behind the Russian gold medalists. The U.S. hadn’t won medals in both the two- and four-man events since 1952.
Langton and Holcomb were among only four American athletes to win multiple medals at the games. The ice-dancing team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White also medaled in more than one event.Another Northeastern alumnus, David Poile, DMSB’71, was general manager of the U.S. men’s hockey team and helped build the squad that played in the bronze medal game.