Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.) helped the United States to unparalleled success on the international stage over the course of her 14 years with the U.S. Women’s National Team and was also a superlative collegiate player, both at the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota.
Lamoureux-Morando – who played both forward and defense during her career – helped the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, scoring a critical game-tying goal in the later stages of the third period of the gold-medal game against Canada, which the U.S. eventually won in a shootout.
The Grand Forks, North Dakota native was also part of two silver medal-winning Olympic teams, including in 2014 and 2010. She played in 15 total games over three Olympic Winter Games and averaged better than a point a game with nine goals and seven assists.
Lamoureux-Morando competed in seven IIHF Women’s World Championships and her talents helped the U.S. bring home six gold medals (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) and one silver (2012). The versatile Lamoureux-Morando earned the Directorate Award as the top forward in the 2011 women’s world championship and she earned a spot on the media all-star team at forward in 2012 and on defense in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 33 career world championship games, Lamoureux-Morando registered 50 points, including 19 goals and 31 assists and is tied for the third-most gold medals in the women’s world championship in U.S. history.
In addition to her superlatives in the Olympics and World Championships, Lamoureux-Morando also represented the U.S. in 10 Four Nations Cup Tournaments and helped the U.S. to five tournament titles (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017) and four runner-up finishes (2006, 2009, 2010, 2014).
She finished her career with the U.S. Women’s National Team in the 2019-20 Rivalry Series and in 135 career games, recorded 143 points including 62 goals and 81 assists.
Lamoureux-Morando played four seasons of college hockey, including one for the University of Minnesota (2008-09), where she helped the Gophers reach the Frozen Four, and three for the University of North Dakota (2010-2013). Playing both forward and defense, she finished her four-year collegiate career with 265 points (113 goals, 152 assists) in 149 games, tied for fifth all-time in NCAA history. Among her numerous accolades, Lamoureux-Morando was a three-time All-American (2009, 2012, 2013), and is the only player in NCAA history to earn All-America honors at two different positions in a career, including twice on defense and once as a forward. She was also a two-time top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award (2009, 2012).
Lamoureux-Morando also played three seasons of professional hockey, including with the Boston Blades in 2014-15 and the Minnesota Whitecaps from 2015-17.