Two-time Olympian Molly Schaus (Natick, Mass.) officially announced her retirement from the U.S. Women’s National Team Program today.
Schaus enjoyed a nine-year career with USA Hockey and earned a pair of silver medals as a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia and 2014 in Sochi, Russia.
"Molly has been an extremely dedicated and determined player for our Women's National Team Program since 2007 and will always be recognized for her effort and integrity,” said Reagan Carey, director of women’s hockey for USA Hockey. “She was a tremendous teammate who always represented the United States with dignity and class. Her contributions on and off the ice will be missed."
Her 48-game career included five appearances in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship where she helped the United States capture four gold medals (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015).
Schaus also helped the U.S claim first place in the Four Nations Cup on three occasions (2008, 2011, 2012), as well as three second-place finishes at the event (2009, 2010, 2014) and one third place finish (2013).
Additionally, Schaus played in one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011) and appeared in two Under-22 Series (2007, 2008).
During her career in a U.S. uniform, Schaus earned a 26-1-3-11 record (W-OTW-OTL-L) along with a 1.64 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
"I'd like to thank USA Hockey and all of the coaches and staff who played such a major role in my development, both on and off the ice," said Schaus. "Thank you to my family and friends and to everyone who supported me throughout this incredible journey. Most importantly, thank you to my teammates for making the last nine years, day in and day out, truly amazing. I am incredibly proud to have been part of this program and will take with me a lifetime of memories and friendships."
Schaus played four years of college hockey at Boston College (2006-09, 2010-11) and finished her career as the school's all-time leader with 80 wins, a 1.81 goals-against average and 3,428 saves in 134 games. She earned numerous accolades and was a two-time All-American (First Team in 2011, Second Team in 2009). She was a three-time Hockey East First Team All-Star (2009, 2009, 2011) and a Second Team All-Star (2007), as well as a unanimous selection to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2006-07. Schaus was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 2010-11, as well as the Hockey East All-Tournament Team her sophomore (2007-08) and junior (2008-09) seasons. She was a three-time member of the Hockey East All-Academic Team (2006-9) and was a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-10 Finalist in 2009 and 2011.
After her college career, she embarked on a two-year professional playing career in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League with the Boston Blades (2011-13). She was named Goalie of the Year her first season (2011-12) and won the Clarkson Cup in 2013.