"I think for me, surfing is always a great place to decompress. It's the best thing for my body and soul, a great way to really get centered and balanced mentally. It's also fun, and it's a great way to spend time with someone." -Anastasia Ashley
"You're looking at a melting pot, I'm Hispanic myself and also African-American. You get white, you get black, you get Native American, all different kinds of cultures. We have moms, we have sisters. Gay, straight, confused. [We] have everybody. We accept everybody. None of that defines you. What defines you to us is how you perform on the field." -Chandice Hunter, on her team.
"I want to make sure I'm ready [for the UFC] because those girls are the best in the world. I don't want to get there just to say I got there. When I get there I'm going to be the champion, so I want to make sure I'm fully ready, that my skills are fully developed to not only compete at that level, but to dominate." -Tiffany van Soest
"I know there's a lot of fighters who like to talk bad about their opponents and say nasty things, and I want to change that. I want to be the kind of fighter who can show the world and everybody that you don't have to be that kind of person." -Alexa Grasso
"It's sort of put life into perspective, [my brother] is so grateful it's hard to describe. Golf used to be all I had in my early 20s, well not quite all, but if I had a bad day you felt worthless. Now I don't feel like that anymore. It's helped me build relationships. It's lightened my outlook." -Beth Allen, on donating her kidney to her brother.
“My time with USA Hockey has absolutely shaped my life and taken me on journeys that have turned me into the person I am today. It has taught me how to push myself to the limits and to never be complacent.” -Monique Lamoureux-Morando
“I have traveled the world running down a dream and I have experienced heart wrenching losses and disappointments, but have experienced the greatest joys of what teamwork and camaraderie can do to a group of hockey players.” -Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson
“Hockey has brought me life long friends and teammates. Every time I get a chance to wear the USA uniform I never take it for granted and take every minute as an opportunity to get better.” -Brianna Decker
“My dad played in the NHL and my mom was a figure skater so I grew up on ice and fell in love with the game at an early age and now I’m thankful for every opportunity to wear the Team USA jersey.” -Alex Carpenter
“Being part of Team USA is an everyday commitment to your teammates, coaches, staff, family, and ultimately your country.” -Kendall Coyne
Hi, I'm Jenna and I'm a sports fan! I've been avidly watching sports since 2011 because I found that by watching sports, I would be able to communicate with my dad and brother better. Ever since I got into sports, I've been able to enjoy myself more when I go to sporting events with my family.