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Our readers February 23, 2018
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Antonio De Loera-Brust February 20, 2018
When I played hockey, other players of color were few and far between.
Brian Gionta led Boston College to the national championships in 2001.
Rev. Andrew Roza, a former Olympic hopeful turned vocations director for the Archdiocese of Omaha, said he’ll be talking to God about the Team USA curlers during this year’s Winter Olympics.
Cayla Barnes, Emily Pfalzer, Megan Keller, Kali Flanagan and Haley Skarupa, members of the U.S. woman's hockey team, pose for a Feb. 6 photo in Pyeongchang, South Korea. All are either graduates of or students at Boston College. (CNS photo/Jeff Cable, USA Hockey)
Five players on the US Olympic team's roster of 23 are from the Jesuit-run school -- two are recent graduates and three are current students taking a leave of absence for the Pyeongchang Games.
Hannah Brandt is a forward for the U.S. Olympic team. Marissa Brandt, who was adopted as a baby from South Korea, used her birth name, Park-Yoon Jung, for the Olympics and plays defense for the combined Koreas.