Jenny Schmidgall-Potter, Ice Hockey Player and member of the U.S. women’s national ice hockey team. She first won a gold at the 1998 Olympics and at later winter Olympics won two silver medals (2002 and 2010) and a bronze medal (2006). When she was selected for the 2010 Olympic team she was the only mother to play on the team.
After joining a boy’s hockey team in high school, “The boys didn’t want me to play… In high school the popular kids were the rich, snotty types. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money. The girls were ‘girly girls’ who were cheerleaders, and the sports they played were tennis and soccer. I played hockey and football and dressed like a boy. I didn’t fit in; it was hard for me.”
“When most people would quit, I keep going. I don’t give up when it gets hard or if I’m tired. I work out every day except Sunday. I do what it takes.”
Womens Press, Photograph via Working Mother