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Gina McDonald
Position Defense
Shoots Right
5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
ECAC Team Harvard Crimson
Born December 7 1983 (1983-12-07) (age 32)

Roseville, Minnesota

Pro Career 2010 – present

Playing careerEdit

MacDonald lettered in soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey while at Irondale high school. She was captain of the lacrosse team as a senior and captain of the ice hockey team as a junior and senior. As a senior, she was named all-state hockey player by three different outlets. In addition, she was an all-metro first team and All-North Suburban Conference. She was the Irondale Most Valuable Player in 2007 and ’08. She helped Irondale to two Section 5 championships and two North Suburban championships. In her senior year, she was a conference and state scoring leader as a senior. She also received the Irondale Distinguished Academic Achievement Awards in soccer, hockey and lacrosse.

USA HockeyEdit

MacDonald played for the U.S. national select team in 2008.


On January 22, 2011, in front of a crowd of prominent alumnae and Harvard Olympians, the women's hockey team collected its fourth consecutive win. The Crimson defeated Union by a 4-0 tally at Bright Hockey Center.[1] Gina McDonald netted her first collegiate goal in the game.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Athena Award recipient in 2010

  • Received Best Forward Award at Hockey Night in Boston in 2007

  • Received Top Scorer Award at Hockey Night in Boston in 2007

  • Knights Awards recipient for hockey

  • Herb Brooks Scholarship recipient


At Irondale high school, she won a Knights Award for lacrosse and was a two-time all-conference lacrosse player. Her sister, Anna McDonald played three seasons for the Crimson women’s hockey team from 2007-10.[2] Her uncles, Bob and Steve Arndt, along with her cousin, Jaime Arndt, played hockey for Dartmouth. Her cousin, Sam Cornelius, played hockey for Notre Dame.


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