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Staenz Named To Swiss Olympic Team

Staenz Named To Swiss Olympic Team

Former Bulldog Heading to South Korea

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former Yale Bulldog Phoebe Staenz was named to Switzerland's 2018 Olympic hockey team on Monday.

The 24-year-old forward will be playing under the Swiss flag at the Olympics for the second time after helping Switzerland earn a bronze medal in the 2014 Olympics at Sochi.

"We all followed Phoebe closely during the 2014 Olympics and could not have been more proud of her earning a bronze at Sochi," said Joakim Flygh, Yale's Susan Cavanagh Head Coach. "We are all looking forward to following her again and we are excited and proud of all the hard work she has put into becoming an Olympian again."

Staenz posted 91 points in 99 career games with Yale in her career, spanning 2012-2013 to 2016-2017. Her 41 goals are seventh most in Yale history, while her 50 assists and 91 points are each eighth. During her time at Yale, she was named Rookie of the Year her first season as a Bulldog by USCHO and The Hockey Writers, as well as the ECAC Rookie of the Year. She collected third team All-ECAC and first team All-Ivy honors her senior season.

She has been playing with SDE, a team in the SDHL based in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden. Staenz has 20 points in 29 games with SDE.

Staenz and Switzerland begin play with preparation games ahead of the Olympics, with their first game on February 4th against Canada.

Filed by Andrew Weiss, Yale Sports Publicity Assistant