Winter Olympics: The athletes from Massachusetts

boston simon shnapir olympics skating marissa castelli
Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir, an Emerson College student from Sudbury, skate their free skate in a pairs competition. The duo skate at the Skating Club of Boston.
Credit: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Ten of the 230 Team USA athletes heading to the Olympics in Sochi list their hometown/birthplace as Massachusetts. Here’s a quick look at those olympians: 

Kacey Bellamy, 26, Westfield; Ice hockey

boston winter olympics kacey bellamy
Kacey Bellamy.
Credit: USA Hockey

Like many of the women on the USA hockey team, this is not Bellamy’s first Olympics. She was a member of the 2010 women’s ice hockey team that won the silver medal in Vancouver. She attended the Berkshire School in Sheffield where she played hockey. Bellamy, a defenseman, then went on to play at the University of New Hampshire where she graduated from in 2009 with a degree in women’s studies.

 John Carlson, 24, Natick; Ice hockey

john carlson boston winter olympics
John Carlson.
Credit: NHL

Carlson lists his hometown as Natick, the town where he was born, but the Washington Capitals defenseman grew up and went to high school in New Jersey. Carlson was picked in the first round of the 2008 NHL draft. In 2010 he scored the game-winning goal in overtime during the world junior hockey championship. This will be his first Olympics.

Alex Carpenter, 19, North Reading; Ice hockey

alex carpenter boston winter olympics
Alex Carpenter
Credit: USA Hockey

Besides being an olympian and the daughter of an NHL Hall of Fame player, Carpenter is also a junior at Boston College. Before attending BC, she played for Governor’s Academy in Byfield. During her time there she scored 239 goals and had 188 assists. She was the leading scorer for the BC Eagles women’s hockey team during the 2012-13 season with 32 goals and 70 points.

Emily Cook, 34, Belmont; Freestyle skiing

boston winter olympics
Emily Cook.
Credit: Getty Images

This will be Cook’s third Olympics and she will compete in aerials. While she’s failed to medal in her two previous Olympic appearances, she is a nine-time World Cup medalist and a six-time United States champion. Besides skiing, Cook is also a supporter of “Right To Play,” a global organization that uses the power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity.

Annalisa Drew, 20, Andover; Freestyle skiing

boston annalisa drew winter olympics
Annalisa Drew.
Credit: DewTour.com

She’s only 20 years old, but Drew has been skiing for 17 years. She also was an excellent figure skater, which helps in her jumps in spins on the halfpipe. While she didn’t land it, Drew was the first woman to attempt a 1260 jump in competition when she competed in the X Games in 2013.

Steve Langton, 30, Melrose; Bobseld

boston winter olympics steve langton
Steve Langton.
Credit: Facebook

Langton has a long list of accomplishments and he also has a few firsts. In 2012 he was part of the first American sled to ever win both the two-man and four-man events at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation World Championships. Langton graduated from Northeastern University and was part of the school’s track and field team. He will be part of the USA-1 sled during the four-man event and this will be his second Olympics.

Michelle Picard, 20, Taunton; Ice hockey

michelle picard boston winter olympics
Michelle Picard.
Credit: USA Hockey

The Harvard student will appear in her first Olympics playing as a defensemen for the women’s hockey team. Picard is a two-time women’s world hockey championship medalist. Before attending Harvard, she graduated from Nobel and Greenough School in Dedham where she played hockey all four years.

Molly Schaus, 25, Natick; Ice hockey

molly schaus boston winter olympics
Molly Schaus.
Credit: USA Hockey

Schaus won the silver medal in 2010 as part of the women’s team and is looking for gold in Sochi. Schaus, a goalie, played for Boston College and was a captain of the women’s team. She is also a three-time world champion.

Simon Shnapir, 26, Sudbury; Figure skating

simon shnapir boston winter olympics
Simon Shnapir.
Credit: USA Figure Skating

Shnapir is fresh off a huge victory in front of a hometown crowd. He and his figure skating partner Marissa Castelli won gold for the second year in a row during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last month at the TD Garden. Shnapir, an Emerson College student, and Castelli train at the Skating Club of Boston. He was also born in Russia, but has lived most of his life in Sudbury.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Activists, public advocate, announce new MTA measures to…

The MTA is taking new approaches to combating sexual harassment, including adding cameras in new trains and an improved reporting system for victims and witnesses.…

Local

Mayor reveals new tech hub Digital.NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed Digital.NYC on Wednesday, a new online platform aimed at connecting all things tech in New York City. The public-private partnership…

Local

Falling debris hits two men in Times Square

Two men were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by falling debris from 110 feet above Times Square. Nancy Greco from the…

Local

Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough accused of misusing campaign…

Queens Assemblyman William Scarborough has been indicted on state and federal charges for allegedly withdrawing campaign funds as cash for personal use. Scarborough, a Democrat…

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, Oct. 1: 'Criminal Minds,'…

The "Criminal Minds" team adds some supernatural assistance, as the "Ghost Whisperer" herself, Jennifer Love Hewitt, joins the show. She's playing an FBI agent, but you never know when someone…

Music

See the most popular Pandora station in your…

Who knew Bachata music was so popular?

The Word

The Word: Twilight just won't die

You thought our "Twilight" days were behind us, didn't you? Well think again. Series creator Stephenie Meyer (who would rather you not ask about "Twilight"…

Going Out

Which NYC restaurant lost its three-star Michelin rating?

A record 73 restaurants in New York City collected coveted Michelin stars on Tuesday as a mix of trendy spots and fine-dining stalwarts underscored the…

NFL

Rex Ryan fields more questions about Geno Smith,…

The idea Geno Smith will be replaced by backup Michael Vick appears to be all smoke, as the Jets are intent to ride with their second-round draft pick.

NFL

Will Beatty playing like franchise left tackle again…

Left tackle Will Beatty, who is the elder-statesman of Giants’ line, has turned around his season and become a consistent force on Manning’s blindside.

NFL

John Conner back with Jets for second stint

He'll be back. It's "Terminator 2" for the Jets, who brought back John Conner to the team on Tuesday after placing fullback Tommy Bohanon on…

NFL

Fantasy football: Ben Tate to break out, Larry…

Fantasy football: Ben Tate to break out, Larry Donnell will stay solid

Career

Creating a support system for minority women in…

When Kathryn Finney founded digitalundivided — an organization devoted to engaging minority communities with the tech world — she didn’t know quite what to expect.…

Sex

We can learn a lot from animals about…

There’s a lot we can learn about love from the birds and the bees — and the chickens, monkeys and squirrels that we share the…

Style

Saint Laurent

Our review of the Saint Laurent Spring '15 show at Paris Fashion Week.

Style

Céline: Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015

Our review of the Celine Spring '15 show during Paris Fashion Week.