• 2010 Olympic Winter Games silver medalist


  • Member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold)
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the 2007 Four Nations Cup (2nd place)
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Select Team in 2008-09
  • Member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the 2007 Under-22 Series with Canada
  • Four-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2006-09)
  • Two-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2003-04).
  • Played four years at The Ohio State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association
  • Completed her career with 89 points (27-62) to stand ninth in the school's record book and fourth among defensemen. As a Senior (2007-08): Tied for 10th in the NCAA with .74 points per game among blueliners
  • All-WCHA Second Team selection. As a Junior (2006-07): All-WCHA Third Team selection
  • Appeared in all 37 games, setting career highs with 13 goals, 24 assists and 37 points
  • Ranked third on the team with 37 points
  • Ranked sixth among the nation's defensemen in points per game (1.00)
  • Had a team-best +17 rating. As a Sophomore (2005-06): Third Team All-WCHA selection
  • Played all 36 games and tied for third on the team with 17 points (3-14).


Competed for the Plainfield (Ill.) Central High School hockey team for two years (2002-04) ... Played for the Chicago Mission U19 team (2002-04) and for Team Illinois ... Named the 2000 Plainfield Central High School Female Athlete of the Year ... Received the 2002 Sportsmanship Award and 2003 Best Defenseman Award at the Chicago Showcase ... Was the only girl selected to compete in the boys' varsity all-star game in 2004 ... Also a two-year letter winner in track and field ... Has one brother, Phillip ... Daughter of Jeff and MaryAnn Chesson.