Senator Friedman honors Massachusetts Winter Olympic athletes

BOSTON – On Feb. 14, Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) offered a Senate Resolution, with 18 Senate co-sponsors, to honor the thirteen Massachusetts Olympians that are competing in the 2018 U.S. Olympic Winter Games in the county of Pyeongchang in South Korea. The resolution was adopted and enacted during the Senate’s formal session in Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

The thirteen athletes are members of the ice hockey, bobsled, snowboarding and freestyle and alpine skiing teams. Among the athletes is Burlington native and ice hockey defender Kali Flanagan, who is one of five current or former Boston College players on the women’s U.S. Olympic ice hockey team.

“It’s an honor to recognize such talented and hard-working athletes from across our state and especially in my district,” said Senator Friedman. “Kali is an exemplary athlete, and I hope that her success inspires other young women to follow in her footsteps. I wish Kali, the women’s ice hockey team, and all of the Massachusetts athletes participating in this year’s Winter Olympics the best of luck.”

As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Flanagan has participated in one International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship and one Four Nations Cup.

Additionally, she was a two-time member of the U.S. Under-22 Women’s Select Team at the Under-22 Series vs. Canada. To learn more about Flanagan’s athletic achievements, visit

Other Massachusetts natives participating in the 2018 Olympic Games include Annalisa Drew of Andover, John McCarthy of Boston, Noah Welch of Brighton, Meghan Duggan of Danvers, Alice Merryweather of Hingham, Bobby Butler of Marlborough, Mike Trapp of Marstons Mills, Steven Langton of Melrose, Chris Bourque of North Reading, Jonathan Cheever of Saugus, Ryan Donato of Scituate, Kacey Bellamy of Westfield.

A copy of Senator Friedman’s resolution can be found on her website at this link.

Friedman represents the 4th Middlesex district, which includes Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Woburn, and precincts 1-2 and 4-7 in Lexington.