Molly Schaus
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hockey East Team Boston College
Born July 29 1988 (1988-07-29) (age 28),
Voorhees, New Jersey
Pro Career 2006 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for the Flag of the United States United States
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Silver 2010 Canada Tournament

Molly Schaus (born July 29, 1988) is an American ice hockey goaltender. She played on the United States women’s ice hockey team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. [1] Schaus was born in Minnesota and competes for Boston College. Her family now lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

Early lifeEdit

Schaus learned to skate on a pond behind her childhood home in Minnesota,[2] and she moved to hockey from figure skating to follow hockey-playing older brothers. The brothers also dictated her position in the goal. Then, "[w]atching Team USA take home the gold medal in 1998, during the first Olympic Games to include women’s hockey, Schaus became hooked on the sport, the team, and the players. She became friendly with Cammi Granato, the team’s captain, who lived in a neighboring town after Schaus and her family moved from Minnesota to the Chicago area. [Schaus] plays for another member of the 1998 squad, Katie King, the head women’s hockey coach at Boston College, and is a friend and teammate of Angela Ruggiero, who was on the US squad for the Vancouver Games too."[3]

Playing careerEdit

In Vancouver, Schaus did not play in the disappointing 2-0 loss in the final to Team Canada, and so brought home a silver medal. She was in the goal and unscored upon for 52 minutes in the opening game, a 12-1 blowout of China, with Vice President Joe Biden and 1980 "Miracle on Ice" men's hockey gold medalist and captain Mike Eruzione together in the stands.[4]

Schaus was goalie and captain of the Deerfield Academy Girls' Hockey Team, and a 2006 graduate.[2] In 2009, she was one of 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award. She will return to BC for her final year in fall, 2010. She is majoring in human development with a minor in biology at college.[4]

In the gold medal game of the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Molly Schaus faced 52 shots, including 20 in a scoreless third period. In overtime, Schaus faced 11 shots.[5]


At the conclusion of the 2010-11 regular season, Schaus is ranked third in the NCAA in goals against average (1.42), fifth in save percentage (.941) sixth in winning percentage (.793), and tied for 11th in shuouts (4). She leads Hockey East in goals against average and save percentage and is second in winning percentage. On January 30, 2011, Schaus earned her first career assist in a 2-1 defeat of Northeastern.[6] She stopped a slapshot which rebounded to Kelli Stack. Stack skated the length of the rink and scored a shorthanded goal, which was also the game winner. In the 2010-11 regular season, she recorded a 21-4-4 record with 656 saves, including four games with 30 or more stops. This season she was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week once and received the Bertagna Goaltending Award for the third time in her career following BC's win in the Beanpot Championship, the third Schaus has been a part of during her time at the Heights.

Molly Schaus is among 10 finalists nominated for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Schaus was nominated for the award in 2009, advancing to become a finalist.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2009 Patty Kazmaier Award nominee
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award nominee[7]
  • 2011 Bertagna Goaltending Award [8]
  • 2011 First Team All-America selection[9]


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