Kendall Coyne Schofield named Captain of 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team

USA Hockey

Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.), two-time Olympic medalist and 2018 Olympic champion, will serve as captain, and Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.) and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho) will serve as alternate captains of the 2019 U.S. Women’s National Team it was announced today by USA Hockey. The U.S. will chase its fifth straight gold medal in the upcoming IIHF Women’s World Championship set for April 4-14 in Espoo, Finland.

“It’s such an honor to serve as captain again for Team USA alongside Kacey and Hilary,” Coyne Schofield said. “This team is full of amazing leaders and we’re excited to have the opportunity to showcase to the world what we’ve been working toward all season long.”

All total, Bellamy, Coyne Schofield and Knight combine to have competed in 23 IIHF Women’s World Championships, accounting for 19 gold medals and four silvers. All three skaters also played together at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, where the U.S. women claimed a gold medal, the program’s first in 20 years.

Daryl Homer, Laurie Hernandez, and David Boudia announced on Team Toyota

Toyota

For Team Toyota, mobility is more than just physical, it’s facing challenges and chasing dreams. In advance of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Toyota welcomes 14 new Team USA athletes and hopefuls and three returning U.S. Paralympians to Team Toyota.
 
From breaking down barriers to defying the odds and overcoming physical limitations,
Team Toyota’s newest group of athletes have challenged the status quo and inspire people across the world to do the same.
 
“Whether it’s here in the United States or on the global stage, these Team Toyota athletes inspire others to believe in their own strength, determination, and ability to achieve their dreams,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president, Toyota Marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “As the Human Movement Company, we have an opportunity through these athlete partnerships to show people that no matter the challenge, when a person is free to move, anything is possible.”
 
After launching its global “Start Your Impossible” campaign prior to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Toyota has continued to emphasize its commitment to creating an ever-better society through the freedom of movement. In partnering with Team Toyota athletes, the company has been able to share in this dedication and encourage others to do the same.
 
“Each athlete has overcome his or her own limitations and provides a unique voice to our mobility message,” said Dedra DeLilli, group manager, Olympic and Paralympic marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “By partnering with these incredible individuals, we’re not only able to support them throughout their Olympic and Paralympic journeys, but we’re also able to connect with people around the world and tell our Toyota story.”
 
In addition to the 14 Team USA athletes and hopefuls who have joined Team Toyota, U.S. Paralympians Oksana Masters, Brad Snyder and Jarryd Wallace also continue to represent Toyota heading into the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
 
“I could not be more proud or excited to have Toyota by my side as I prepare for Tokyo,” said Oksana Masters, a four-time U.S. Paralympian. “Toyota is committed to providing mobility for all and that’s something that is very personal to me. I can’t wait to continue this partnership with Toyota and share my own story while encouraging everyone out there to get up and chase their dreams – no matter how big or small they may be.”