Four-time Olympic medalist Angela Ruggiero brings a stellar resume to the position of MomsTeam's ice hockey expert. A native of Los Angeles, California and Harper Woods, Michigan, she graduated cum laude with a degree in government from Harvard College, where she was an NCAA First Team Academic All-American, Patty Kasmier Award winner (women's college hockey equivalent of the Heisman Trophy), as well as one of the top eight student athletes in the entire NCAA in 2004.
A four-time Olympic medalist (1998-2010), Angela Ruggiero is an ice hockey defenseman with Team USA. She competed for the fourth time at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, where she won the Silver medal. In 2010 Angela was elected to a highly regarded position as a member of the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission.
She was the first non-goalie woman to play professional men's hockey in North America, when she played for the Tulsa Oilers alongside her brother, Bill, which earned them a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame as the first brother-sister duo to play pro hockey together. Angela helped the U.S. capture gold by scoring the tournament-winning goal at the 2005 World Championships, captured a second gold at the 2008 World Championships (and a third at the 2011 World's), was voted the USA's Women's Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004, and was ranked the #1 female hockey player in the world by "The Hockey News" in 2003. In addition to her extraordinary athletic accomplishments, Angela was a contestant on NBC "The Apprentice," after the 2006 Olympics, appearing in ten episodes before she was "fired" by Donald Trump.