Olympian Meghan Agosta-Marciano pursues policing career
Team Canada hockey hero has applied to OPP, Hamilton and Vancouver
Olympic hockey player Meghan Agosta-Marciano has applied to be police officer.
Agosta-Marciano, 27, was a Team Canada standout during a gold-medal run at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
She's applied to become a member of the OPP and at departments in Hamilton and Vancouver, where she won gold in 2010.
It's about time to start my career.- Meghan Agosta-Marciano
"It's always been my dream to become a police officer," Agosta-Marciano said. "So now that the Olympics are over I decided I think it's about time to start my career."
Agosta-Marciano, who is from Ruthven, Ont., southeast of Windsor, told CBC Windsor that besides hockey, policing is another one of her passions.
She believes she'll be good at it.
"You know, hockey and policing have a lot of similarities and, so, yes, I guess time will tell, but this is definitely what I want to do and it's pretty exciting to see what the future holds," she said.
Agosta-Marciano said she also plans to continue playing hockey for the Canadian Olympic team and wants to go to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea.
Agosta-Marciano has, so far, won three gold medals with the women's team at each of the last three Games.
Agosta-Marciano is the latest Windsor-Essex Olympian to pursue a career in policing. In February, decathlete Jamie Adjetey-Nelson told CBC's Windsor Morning host Tony Doucette he was looking to become a police officer.