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Kacey Bellamy

Kacey Bellamy
Born (1987-04-22) April 22, 1987
Westfield, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Hockey East
CWHL team
New Hampshire
Boston Blades
National team  United States
Playing career 2004–present

Kacey Lee Bellamy (born April 22, 1987) is an American ice hockey defenseman. She was named to the United States women's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.[1]

Biography

Bellamy was born in Westfield, Massachusetts,[2] and spent four years in Sheffield, Massachusetts at the Berkshire School and graduated in 2005, where she lettered in hockey, field hockey and softball. In her senior year, she was named team MVP and co-MVP of the New England Prep School Athletic Council Division I. She finished her hockey career with 30 goals and 80 assists. She was Berkshire's Female Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior.

In 2009, Bellamy graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in women's studies.

New Hampshire Wildcats

Bellamy ranks third all-time at UNH in career points by a defenseman. As a Freshman, she led New Hampshire Blueliners in goals (9) and was second in both assists (16) and points (24). In her sophomore season, she ranked second among team defensemen and 10th among the nation's blueliners with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists). In 2007–08 (junior year), she led all Wildcat defensemen with 26 points (3 goals, 23 assists) and ranked 10th in the nation with .74 points per game. In her senior year, (2008–09), she ranked fourth among NCAA Blueliners with 28 points (6 goals. 22 assists) in 35 games en route to being named to the RBK All-America First Team.

USA Hockey

Bellamy is a two-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–05). From 2006–09, she was a four-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant. In addition, she was a two-time member of the United States Women's Under-22 Select Team. She was part of the United States Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup that finished first in 2008. She also played for the team when they had second place finishes in 2006 and 2007. Bellamy was part of two gold medal winning squads for the United States Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship in 2008 and 2009. For 2009, she was named one of Team USA's top-three players.[3]

Awards and honors

Two-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold-2008–09)vcnx

Named one of Team USA's top-three players in 2009

Three-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2006–07)

Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the Under-22 Series with Canada (2007–08). Led U.S. defensemen with two points (1–1) in 2008. Paced the team with four points (1–3) in 2007

Four-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2006–09)

Two-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2004–05).

Played four years at the University of New Hampshire of Hockey East

Ranks third all-time at UNH in career points by a defenseman. As a Senior (2008–09): Ranked fourth among NCAA blueliners with 28 points (6–22) in 35 games en route to being named to the RBK All-America First Team

Garnered Hockey East First Team All-Star honors and was named the Hockey East Tournament MVP, as well as earning a spot on the Hockey East All-Tournament Team

Named UNH's Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year. As a Junior (2007–08): Hockey East Second Team All-Star

Led all Wildcat defensemen with 26 points (3–23) and ranked 10th in the nation with .74 points per game. As a Sophomore (2006–07): Hockey East Second Team All-Star

Named to the Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team

Ranked second among team defensemen and 10th among the nation's blueliners with 29 points (10–19). As a Freshman (2005–06): Named to the All-USCHO Rookie Team and the Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team

Led UNH blueliners in goals (8) and was second in both assists (16) and points (24).

  • All-USCHO Rookie Team, 2006
  • Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team, 2006
  • Hockey East Second Team All-Star, 2007
  • Hockey East RBK/CCM All-Tournament Team, 2007
  • Hockey East Second Team All-Star, 2008
  • RBK All-America First Team, 2009
  • Hockey East First Team All-Star honors, 2009
  • Hockey East Tournament MVP, 2009
  • Hockey East All-Tournament Team, 2009
  • UNH's Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year, 2009
  • Best Defender, 2011 4 Nations Cup[4]
  • Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection[5]

Family life

Bellamy has two brothers, Robby and Corey, and one sister, Lindsey. Her brother, Robby played hockey at the University of Maine as well as the Philadelphia farm system and Corey now skates for the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.

References

  1. ^ Team USA.org: Vancouver women’s hockey team announced.
  2. ^ "Westfield Olympian Kacey Bellamy adds White House visit to accomplishments". The Republican Massachusetts. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://hockey.teamusa.org/athletes/kacey-bellamy
  4. ^ http://www.usahockey.com//Template_Usahockey.aspx?NAV=TU_02_02&ID=308898M
  5. ^ http://www.hockeyeastonline.com/women/pres1112/201202/feb29dec.php

External links

  • U.S. Olympic Team profile
  • New York Times
  • The Republican Massachusetts: Westfield Olympian Kacey Bellamy adds White House visit to accomplishments
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