Lisa Chesson was a silver medalist in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in 2009, 2012, and 2013 where her team won two gold medals and one silver medal. Lisa was also a member of the U.S. Women’s Select Team where her team took second place in the 2007 Four Nations Cup and participated again in 2008-2009. Lisa was a four-time participant in the U.S.A. Hockey Women’s National Festival (2006-09), and also attended U.S.A. Hockey Play Development Camp in 2003 and 2004.
Lisa played hockey for four years at the Ohio State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. She completed her career with eighty-nine points to stand ninth in the school’s record book and fourth among defensemen. As a Senior in 2007-08, she tied for tenth in the NCAA with .74 points per game among blueliners. Lisa was selected for the All-WCHA Second Team Selection, and as a Junior in 2006-07 she was selected for the Third Team Selection. She appeared in all thirty-seven games, setting career highs with thirteen goals, twenty-four assists, and thirty-seven points. Lisa ranked third in the team with thirty-seven points and ranked sixth among the nations defensemen in points per game. As a Sophomore in 2005-06 she was part of the Third Team All-WCHA selection. She played all thirty-six games and tied for third on the team with seventeen points.
Some of Lisa’s more personal achievements include competing for the Plainfield Central High School hockey team for two years, playing for the Chicago Mission U19 team and for Team Illinois. She was also named the 2000 Heritage Grove Middle School Female Athlete of the Year. Lisa also received the 2002 Sportsmanship Award and 2003 Best Defensemen Award at the Chicago Showcase. She was the only girl selected to compete in the Boys’ Varsity All-Star game in 2004. Lisa was also a two-year letter winner in track and field.
Lisa has one brother named Phillip and is the daughter of Jeff and MaryAnn Chesson.
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