Professional hockey player, Olympic gold medalist
Kendall is an American ice hockey player. In the span of her career, she has captured 19 medals in International Competition. She is a two-time member of the United States Olympic Team. She received a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. She tied for the team lead in points with 2 goals and 4 assists in 5 games. She became an Olympic Champion and captured a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. She recorded 2 goals and one assist and led the team with 21 shots. In 2019 she became the first female to ever compete in the NHL All-Star Skill competition.
At the age of 15, her Team USA career began when she was named to the United States Under-18 National Team. She was a captain and three-time member of the United States Under-18 National Team and received 2 gold medals and one silver medal. She is currently the all-time leading scorer in tournament history with 33 points (22 goals and 11 assists) in 15 games. In 2010, Kendall became the youngest member of the United States National Team.
The Palos Heights, Illinois native played four seasons at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. During her time at Northeastern, she received her bachelor's and master's degree. The 3-time All-American and 2-time captain finished her collegiate career as the Huskies' all-time leader in points (249), goals (141), and single season points (84). In addition, she became the Hockey East all-time leader in career points, career goals, single-season points, single-season goals, points per game and goals per game.
Most recently, Kendall married longtime boyfriend, Michael Schofield, right guard for the Los Angeles Chargers.
Outside of sport, Kendall enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her husband at football games, traveling, motivating kids, and hosting her annual Kendall Coyne Hockey Camp, that is open to girls of all skill levels and sharing her message of "you don't have to be big to dream big." In addition, she has served as a local ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks since 2016.