Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux, 2018 Olympic hockey gold medalists, will headline the 2019 Women in Sports Day panel discussion presented by Comcast NBCUniversal during the FS Investments U.S. Open on Wednesday, October 9.
Since 2013, the U.S. Open has been a world leader in prize money parity and promotion of the women’s game. Women in sports day will highlight the efforts to advance the lives of women and girls through squash and sport, and celebrate the on and off-court achievements of women leaders.
The panel discussion will take place from 4-5pm in the Daskalaskis Athletic Center media room, and center around the theme “Gender Equity & Women’s Sport: Shifting the Landscape and Participation.” Other panelists include Trinity College Women’s Head Coach Wendy Bartlett, Drexel University Department of Sports Management’s Dr. Ellen Staurowsky and Baldwin School Director of Squash Madeline Perry. The panel discussion will stream live on the US Squash YouTube channel.
A special reception will follow the panel discussion from 5-6pm next to the ASB GlassCourt, and will feature two prominent awards. Molly Pierce, one of the most accomplished leaders in U.S. squash history, will be awarded the Achievement Bowl, and the Lamoureux twins will be presented the 2019 Women in Sports Day Special Recognition Award. Reception remarks will begin at 5:15pm. Quarterfinal matches follow the reception from 6pm onward.
The sisters were the first set of twins to ever play on the United States Women’s National Hockey Team. At 12-years-old, Jocelyne and Monique led an all-boys hockey team to the North Dakota State Championship. The sisters later went on to play at the University of Minnesota where Jocelyne finished freshman year as All-WCHA First Team, and Monique finished the year as the WCHA Scoring Champion and WCHA Rookie of the Year. Jocelyne and Monique then returned home to play at the University of North Dakota. The sisters helped lead Team USA’s fight for equal pay in the spring of 2017 before the IIHF World Championships. Currently, they are both contributors to the Know Your Value platform, which helps to promote principles of gender equality across all industries. Jocelyne and Monique also volunteer with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, the largest youth hockey organization for disadvantaged youth in the country. They are committed to growing the sport, to help increase participation and opportunities. With the support of partners like Comcast and CCM, Monique continues to help pave the way for future Gold Medalists.
Women in Sports Day Ticket Packages can be purchased here to attend the reception and matches. A portion of the proceeds will benefit US Squash’s Women’s Fund, helping build women’s squash programs in emerging and new markets across the country.