This is Hilary Knight, hockey player, badass and all-around beauty.
Knight is an American Ice Hockey player and one of the leaders of the US Women’s National Hockey team. She’s also played in the Canadien Women’s Hockey League for the Boston Blades and in the National Women’s Hockey League for the Boston Pride.
Knight was born in Palo Alto, California but spent the majority of her childhood in Lake Forest, Illinois. It was there where she developed her love of hockey.
She began to get on everyone’s radar during her Freshmen year at the University of Wisconsin when she finished second on the team in goals and fifth in assists and other areas as well. Over the course of her career at Wisconsin, she killed it and was named to the US Olympic team for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, where she helped the women earn the silver medal. She would make the team again in 2014, again winning the silver. Finally, in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the US women would take home the gold medal, thanks in no small part to the play of Knight.
Oh, and she also made her official SNL debut on March 3rd, so a future in show business isn’t entirely out of the question.
So, not only is she a great hockey player, but she’s beautiful to boot. Knight embodies the “girl next door” motif, one that you could hang out with and bring home to mom one day.