Olympic Hero Maddie Rooney Gets Brilliant Wikipedia Update After Backstopping U.S. Women to Ice Hockey Gold (PIC)
Last February Maddie Rooney was playing for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and almost nobody knew who she was.
That all changed on Thursday.
Rooney, the starting goalie on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team, played out of her mind in the Women’s ice hockey final against Team Canada in Pyeongchang, helping Team USA win its first gold medal since 1998.
It wasn’t just the final save of the shootout, either, though that was pretty clutch:
Rooney came up with big stops throughout the game, including this brilliant diving stick save in the first period:
So what’s Maddie Rooney, who is just 20 years old, going to do now that she’s an Olympic hero? Well, according to Wikipedia, she’s already been promoted from starting goalie on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team to…United States Secretary of Defense.
Sorry, Mad Dog. Read it and weep:
In all seriousness, though, Maddie Rooney is 20 years old and she’s already accomplished more than most of us will accomplish in our entire lives.
That’s pretty amazing. Soak it up, kid.
Hat Tip – [SB Nation]