Former Orange standout Akane Hosoyama will play in her second Winter Olympics as a member of Team Japan at the 2022 Bejing games. A 2015 Syracuse University graduate Hosoyamada was born in Canada and is the daughter of natives of Japan. She is the second Orange ice hockey alumna to compete in the Winter Olympics. Stefanie Marty ’11 competed in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter games for Switzerland. Marty scored nine goals, which tied for the most goals scored during the 2010 games.
“Playing at the highest collegiate level of hockey at Syracuse University has molded and prepared me to play internationally,” Hosoyamada said. “Syracuse allowed me to be more independent and showed me I can overcome any adversity. I also created lifelong friendships!”
At Syracuse, Hosoyamada tallied 61 points, including 10 goals and 51 assists. She earned 2013 All-College Hockey America First team honors and was the 2013 CHA Best Defenseman, and 2015 All-CHA Second Team recognition.
2022 Team Japan Winter Olympics schedule:
Feb. 3 Japan vs. Sweden (3:40 am, NBC)
Feb. 5 Japan vs. Denmark (3:40 am, NBC)
Feb. 6 Japan vs. China (3:40 am, NBC)
Feb. 8 Japan vs. Czech Republic (3:40 am (NBC)
Feb. 11-12 Quarterfinals
Feb. 14 Semifinals
Feb. 16 Bronze Medal Game
Feb. 17 Gold Medal Game
Hosoyamada shared her thoughts while in Beijing prior to the games.
50 YEARS OF SYRACUSE WOMEN’S ATHLETICS
Orange alumni, fans and friends are invited to share in a year-long celebration of 50 years of Syracuse University women’s athletics. Events and special recognition of all female student-athletes who have donned the Block S to represent Syracuse University and the Athletics Department since 1971-72 will be held throughout the 2021-22 seasons. As we celebrate this history, we acknowledge those who have gone before us to set the standard we strive to achieve today so we can pave the way for the future. We reflect on the history of women in sport, admire their sacrifices, recognize their contributions and accomplishments, and honor their legacy.