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Abby Roque Representing Team USA as First Indigenous Player for Women’s Hockey

Abby Roque Representing Team USA as First Indigenous Player for Women’s Hockey

At age 24, Abby Roque is bringing speed, intelligence, and progression to this year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing as the first Indigenous women to compete with the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team. Roque grew up in Michigan, then attended the University of Wisconsin where she put up 170 points over the course of 155 games for the Wisconsin Badgers. Although competing with an abundance of skilled athletes, Roque is still a favorite, “Sports Illustrated” quotes teammate Hillary Knight, “I think she’s going to be the best player in the world. Plain and simple.” Roque combines power and force on the ice with creative moves that often leave both the opponents and viewers surprised.

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