By Chrös McDougall |
July 07, 2018,
9:36 p.m. (ET)
A year that started with an Olympic gold medal for Kendall Coyne continued with a wedding ring this weekend.
Coyne, a speedy winger on the U.S. women’s ice hockey team, and Super Bowl champion Michael Schofield married on Saturday in Orland Park, Illinois.
“There’s no doubt the greatest honor of my life will happen today,” Coyne tweeted Saturday morning. “I can’t wait to be your wife @SchoBlue75!! Happy Wedding Day! #SchosLuckyCoyne.”
Coyne, of Palos Heights, Illinois, played a key role in February as the U.S. women’s hockey team won its first Olympic gold medal in 20 years, defeating rival Canada in a shootout in the gold-medal game. Schofield is an offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers.
The athletic couple met while attending Sandburg High School in suburban Chicago but began dating later, according to a story in the Denver Post. In January 2017, Schofield proposed to Coyne at her favorite ice cream shop near their hometown.
“I got a big ring last year,” he posted on Instagram. “So I made sure to get her one this year.”
The photo showed the Super Bowl 50 ring he had won with the Denver Broncos in February 2016, alongside a diamond engagement ring for Coyne.
The 5-foot-2 Coyne and 6-foot-6 Schofield might have some separation in size, but both share a big love for sports.
Coyne, 26, has established herself as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the sport, with the 2018 Olympic gold medal coming on top of five world titles, dating back to 2011. She also won a silver medal from the 2014 Olympics, and in 2016 was named the top player in women’s college hockey following her senior season at Northeastern.
Since 2015, Coyne has played on Team USA’s lethal top line with Hilary Knight and Brianna Decker. She scored a goal and had three assists in PyeongChang, where the Americans won their first gold medal in the sport since 1998.
Schofield, 27, was drafted in the third round in 2014 by the Broncos, following a college career at Michigan. After three seasons in Denver he joined the Chargers in 2017.