Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) honored U.S. Olympian Kendall Coyne this afternoon at a special ceremony in her hometown of Palos Heights. A forward for the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, Coyne won a silver medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
“I am pleased that an individual such as Kendall was able to represent the Third Congressional District, the state of Illinois, and the nation during the most recent Olympic Games,” stated Rep. Lipinski. “She showed young girls and boys across the world what it means to work hard as a leader and a member of a team. I know her future will continue to be full of success, both on and off the ice.”
During the Olympics, Kendall was the leading scorer for Team USA, with 6 points on 2 goals and 4 assists.
At the ceremony, Lipinski presented Coyne with a copy of the statement he made honoring her in the United States House of Representatives.