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Ruggiero aiming to compete one last time at the Olympics

Updated: December 19, 2008, 5:56 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

Angela Ruggiero is a world-class athlete who also happens to have a world-class mind and a varied skill set. A mainstay defenseman for the U.S. women's hockey team for a decade, Ruggiero has also taken a few breaks to explore a subsequent career.

She worked in commercial real estate; she ran charitable programs for the NHL's New York Islanders. And Ruggiero kept playing, moving ever higher on the all-time appearances list. She frequently wondered how long she could maintain her double ...

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