Marie Ruggiero (born January 3, 1980) is an American ice hockey defenseman.
Marie is a member of the International Olympic Committee and was a member of the United States women’s national ice hockey team, medaling in four successive Winter Olympic Games, including one Gold medal, two Silver, and one Bronze.
Ruggiero competed in ten Women’s World Championships winning four Gold medals and six Silver. She also authored a memoir about her hockey experiences called Breaking the Ice. She also was a contestant on the NBC reality show The Apprentice.
She announced her retirement from USA’s national hockey team on December 28, 2011 and recently received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Ruggiero was born in Panorama City, California, but grew up in Sylmar, and Simi Valley, California. On June 29, 2015, Ruggiero was announced as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015. She was inducted on November 9, 2015. She is only the fourth woman and second American woman to be inducted. She is also the only person to be inducted that was born in California. Angela is the All-Time Leader in Games Played for Team USA, male or female. 256 games.