PEARL RIVER - An athlete competing in the Winter Olympics returned to her roots in Peal River today.

Josephine Pucci is a graduate of St. Margaret's School, and will be representing the U.S. in Sochi, Russia.

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The Harvard College student is a defensive player on the United States women's ice hockey team.

Pucci has been playing ice hockey since she was 5 years old. She says she is grateful for all of the things she learned at the Pearl River school. The teachers and students say they are incredibly proud of her.

For extended coverage on Pucci's visit, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.