U.S. women's hockey player and UNH graduate Kacey Bellamy announced her retirement on Tuesday.

Bellamy, 34, a member of the Class of 2009, helped the Wildcats win four consecutive Hockey East regular season and tournament titles during her time in Durham.

Upon graduation, the Westfield, Mass., native was ranked third all-time in career points by a defenseman with 107 in 143 games.

While still a Wildcat, Bellamy won silver with the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey team at the 2010 games and again as part of Team USA at the 2014 games. She won gold with Team USA at the 2018 games.

"It is extremely hard to find words to describe my career," Bellamy said in a statement. "Being able to represent my country for the past 15 years has been such a privilege. Before every game, I would look at the USA crest before putting the jersey on."

Bellamy played 10 seasons of professional hockey, including five with the Boston Blades from 2010 to 2015.

They won the championship Clarkson Cup in 2013.

Bellamy also played for the Boston Pride for two seasons and helped the team win the Isobel Cup, then returned to the Canadian Women’s Hockey League with the Calgary Inferno.

Most recently, she played in the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association.

Kacey Bellamy announces her retirement
Kacey Bellamy announces her retirement (UNH Athletics)

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