Jan. 17, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – Former UConn women’s ice hockey forward Jessica Lutz (2007-2010) will represent Switzerland in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The ex-Husky skater was named to the Swiss Olympic roster this week.
During her time at UConn, Lutz skated in 95 games and posted four goals and 13 assists to total 17 points. She had a career year as a junior in 2009-10, posting career-highs with three goals, 10 assists and 13 points, finishing the year with a +10 plus/minus mark.
Lutz was able to graduate in three years, but during her time in Storrs UConn went 62-29-16, including a program-best 22-8-5 record during her freshman campaign in 2007-08. The forward skated in at least 23 contests all three seasons she suited up and ended her career with a +4 plus/minus.
Originally a native of Rockville, Md., Lutz’ father is a native of Switzerland. She had been a citizen of the country since birth and holds an EU passport. Lutz moved to Switzerland following her UConn career to play for the Swiss club DHC Lagenthal, who she was a member of during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 season. She spent the 2012-13 season with EV Bomo Thun before returning to the US this season to play with the mixed gender club Ronin in a Washington, D.C.-based league.
The women’s hockey tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics gets underway on Feb. 8 and runs until Feb. 20. Eight nations qualified for the tournament, split into two pools for the preliminary round. Switzerland is slotted in Group A alongside Canada, Finland and the United States. The first game for the Swiss is against Canada on Feb. 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. from Shayba Arena in Sochi.