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25: Total number of players selected to represent the U.S. at the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Championship. The team is comprised of 15 forwards, seven defenders and three goaltenders. 

18: Total number of returners from the gold medal-winning 2023 squad, including Cayla Barnes (Eastvale, Calif.), Hannah Bilka (Coppell, Texas), Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.), Britta Curl (Bismarck, N.D.), Lacey Eden (Annapolis, Md.), Aerin Frankel (Chappaqua, N.Y.), Rory Guilday (Minnetonka, Minn.), Savannah Harmon (Downers Grove, Ill.), Caroline Harvey (Salem, N.H.), Taylor Heise (Lake City, Minn.), Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.), Tessa Janecke (Orangeville, Ill.), Megan Keller (Farmington Hills, Mich.), Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho), Abbey Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.), Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.), Hayley Scamurra (Getzville, N.Y.) and Haley Winn (Rochester, N.Y.).

5: Number of newcomers that will be making their U.S. Women’s National Team debut at an international tournament. Joy Dunne (O’Fallon, Mo.), Laila Edwards (Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Sydney Morrow (Dairen, Conn.), Gwyneth Philips (Athens, Ohio) and Kirsten Simms (Plymouth, Mich.) will don the red, white and blue for the first time. 

2: Number of national team players returning to the roster. Three-time Olympian Kendall Coyne Schofield (Palos Heights, Ill.) returns to the U.S. Women’s National Team following maternity leave, as does Grace Zumwinkle (Excelsior, Minn.) after a season, both of whom were members of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team.

10: Number of colleges programs players either currently play for or played for previously. Members of the national team represent the University of Wisconsin, Northeastern University, University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, Boston College, Clarkson University, Colgate University, Cornell University, Lindenwood University and Penn State University.  

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