Lisa Chesson is one of those young, talented athletes that plays a non typical female contact sport; hockey. Which is why this writer considers her to be tough as nails. She has played both offense and defense positions in hockey.
In 2010, Lisa Chesson played for the USA Olympic Women’s’ Hockey Team. She was a part of the elite Olympian teams that won silver medals in the winter Olympics in Canada. Chesson also played hockey for the U.S. Women’s’ Select Team during the 2007 Four Nations Cup. This USA women’s’ team placed second in the competition. Chesson was a member of the U.S. Women’s’ Select Team in 2008-2009. She was a part of four USA Women’s Hockey teams that competed in the Women’s’ National Festival.
Lisa Chesson is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Ann Chesson. She has one brother, Philip Chesson. Lisa Chesson attended Plainfield Central High School in Illinois. While at Plainfield Central High, she played on the high school hockey team. She also ran track for two years. During her freshman year, Lisa Chesson was named Illinois Female Athlete of the Year. She was the only girl to play in the boys varsity All Star hockey game in 2004.
While a teenager, Lisa Chesson also played on the Chicago Mission U19 hockey team. In 2002, Chesson won a Sportsmanship Award and in 2003 the Best Defenseman award at the Chicago Showcase.
Chesson played women’s hockey for the Ohio State University. She is the fourth best defenseman in The Ohio State Women’s’ hockeye team history. She is ninth on the top offensive player for the Buckeyes. She received two All WCHA third and one second team honors while playing college hockey. During Chesson’s junior year at Ohio State, she played in all 37 games. She scored thirteen goals and had twenty-four assists during these thirty seven games with the Buckeyes. As a college player, Lisa Chesson scored eight power play goals.
Lisa Chesson is a brave and unique woman to compete in the sport of hockey, which is why she is Tough As Nails.
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