Team USA Years: 7, including this one

Hometown: Shorewood, MN

Current residence: Phoenix, AZ

When did you begin playing hockey:  At the age of three on my backyard rink; my mom would not allow me to play on a formal team until first or second grade.

Occupation, current employer:  Attorney, Kelhoffer, Manolio & Firestone, PLC


High school attended: Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Year of graduation: 1991              

Location of high school: St. Louis Park, MN

Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years):

Varsity Soccer-4

Varsity Softball-2

Varsity Track & Field-1

Ice hockey (non-high school sponsored club team)-4

College attended: Brown University

Year of graduation: 1995

Degree/major: B.S. Psychology

Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years):

Varsity Soccer-4

Varsity Ice Hockey-4


Other college activities: Student Athlete Advisory Board, Secretary


Team USA hockey awards, honors and statistics:

3 World Championships

3x World Championships Silver Medalist

5-time Captain

Other sports you currently participate in: Soccer

Other awards and/or honors received outside of hockey: AAU Sullivan Award Semifinalist


Life Goals:

To discover my god-given talent(s) and use it/them to make the world a better place.

To become the best version of myself.

To raise my children to desire to do the same.


Favorite band: PINK

Favorite hobbies: Adventure travel

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Dedicated

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why:

My mom. She gave me a solid foundation of values and allowed me to pursue my passions though they were dissonant with her own and contrary to stereotypical female roles at the time.


Father’s name:  James Woog     

Father’s occupation: Deceased

Mother’s name: Gloria Woog-Kamish

Mother’s occupation: Retired

Brothers: Jim, Dave, Dan

Spouse’s name(if married): Divorced

Children’s name and ages: Hope-5; RJ-3

Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: Dad’s cousin, Doug Woog played for the University of Minnesota from 1963-1966. In his three years (freshmen were not allowed to play) with Minnesota, Woog was a first team All-American. Woog was a member of the1967  U.S. national team. Woog coached the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s ice hockey team from 1985 to 1999 and was assistant coach of the 1984 U.S. Olympic ice hockey team.