Sidney Morin, 2018 Olympic gold medalist —
I feel so privileged to have played alongside you. You are and have always been an extraordinary role model and an inspiring leader. I will always look up to you in everything you do. I will never forget the memories we made in 2018. I’m so proud to call you my friend. When your dream becomes a reality, enjoy the success, but just keep reaching. Your next dream may be the best one yet. The best is yet to come.❤️
Kelly Pannek, 2018 Olympic gold medalist —
In the lead up to the 2018 Olympics, I was on a line with Meghan. Throughout that year, I watched and observed how she approached training, how intentional she was in her preparations, and how willing she was to learn and grow. While just observing her daily habits taught me so much, what I admire the most about Meghan is how, in the lead up to her third Olympics, she was so committed to being better that she was willing to listen to a national team rookie’s perspective. As a 10-year national team veteran, she could have easily stuck to what had worked for her in the past, and I would have followed along, but instead, she embraced what I brought to the table. So, Meghan cheers to a career for the record books! Thank you for your never-ending commitment to being better tomorrow than you were yesterday. I’m excited to see what adventure you whole-heartedly jump into next! Congrats, Megs!
Amanda Pelkey, 2018 Olympic gold medalist —
It’s hard and nearly impossible to find words that exemplify my appreciation for you as one of the best leaders in sport. Your competitive nature every single day could never be matched. Whether we were in the gym (on those bikes—ugh), on the ice, in a gold medal game, or out playing golf, you always had that edge, and I don’t see that ever going away. I am so grateful that I made the move to Boston after college. You were one of the big reasons why I chose to. Since I was 15, your energy and leadership caught my attention at every event. I wanted to learn from you every single day, and I absolutely did. I still tell many young kids that if you want to strive to be great, surround yourself with the best. You believed in my potential and saw it so clearly. I learned from you that in the hardest times, sometimes silence leads to clarity. You taught me the importance of reflection. You taught me with your actions for how to make every day count. The list goes on, but Megs, you taught me how to be a great friend. You’ll always be Captain America to me 🙂
Love you, Pelks
P.S. I hope you still have that rug.
A native of Danvers, Massachusetts, Duggan’s career was highlighted by nothing but success, including an Olympic gold medal, seven world championship gold medals, and three NCAA championships.