Meghan Agosta-Marciano has been a member of Canada’s National Women’s Team since 2004. She has played in three Olympic Winter Games, winning gold at Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. Agosta-Marciano was the only Canadian named to the Media All-Star Team in Sochi, where she recorded three goals and one assist. Two of those goals came on her birthday in the preliminary round game against the rival United States. With nine goals and six assists, she was the top scorer at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and was voted Most Valuable Player and Best Forward as well as being named to the Media All-Star Team.

Agosta-Marciano has also been a part of six world championship teams, winning gold in 2007 and 2012 to go with silvers in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Currently playing for the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, in 2012-13 Agosta-Marciano became the first player to win the Angela James Bowl in back-to-back seasons as the CWHL’s leading scorer. In 2011-12 she had set the CWHL’s single season scoring record.

Agosta-Marciano began her hockey career at age 6 in her hometown of Ruthven, Ontario. She went on to play for Mercyhurst College where she was named four times as a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top women’s NCAA player. She also earned her degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement, with a minor in Criminalistics Psychology

Getting to know…

Getting into the Sport: Was inspired to play hockey because of her older brother… Her older sister figure skated so her parents put her in that first but she was more interested in playing with a stick and ball on the neighbourhood streets… At age six, after a year of begging, her parents relented and registered her in hockey… She played with boys until peewee minor AAA because there was no girl’s team… Outside Interests: Enjoys golf and skeet shooting… Has her own hockey camp, Agosta’s High Performance Hockey Academy… Involved with several charities, including Bullying-Relationships-Alcohol-Drugs (B-RAD) and We Care For Kids in Windsor as well as the Ronald McDonald House in Montreal…Odds and Ends: Both Olympic Games appearances had strong personal ties… In Turin she was playing in her father’s home country of Italy and in Vancouver she was able to have her whole family in attendance… Growing up she admired Steve Yzerman and Cassie Campbell, who she says is the best captain she’s ever had… Always puts on the left side of her equipment before her right… Favourite quote: “Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…. Play for her.”