The Short List
- 2006 Olympic bronze medalist
- 2005 World champion
- Scored two goals and had an assist at her debut World Championships
- 2005 Four Nations Cup silver medalist, tying second on the team with two points
Did You Know?
- Is the youngest member of Team USA
- "Sarah Parsons has that indefinable knack of scoring goals, and she's been doing it for quite a while in a myriad of sports," said U.S. Head Coach Ben Smith "She has shown at camps all through the age groups that she scores."
- Played on two U-22 teams scoring multiple points in each series earning an undefeated record
- Scored 222 goals and 406 points in her high school career
- Intends to play for Dartmouth College hockey team after the 2006 Olympics
- Considered by many the No. 1 high school player in the country in 2005 winning two consecutive New England titles for a total of three
- "She's a phenomenal player; people don't realize it goes beyond just the scoring," high school coach Tom Resor told Boston Globe. "She's one of those special players who sees things before other people. She's always there to make the right play."
- Started playing hockey at age 5 and at age 8 she started playing with the Boston Junior Terriers - a boys' team
It's Every Day
Being the youngest member named to the 2005 World Championships roster, Parsons had international experience giving her confidence in her debut on the senior level. "I never had so much fun playing hockey before," Parsons said to usahockeymagazine.com. "They're such intense, fast-paced games. Just to get there, to put on the jersey for the first time, it was unbelievable. Everything you've worked so hard for, to finally have it happen ..."
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On her ability as a player: "I like to think that I'm an all-around player," Parsons said to usahockeymagazine.com. "Not particularly good at just one aspect, but good at everything in general, hopefully."