Jessica Lutz: Swiss bronze-medal winner, Washington D.C. barista

Graham Watson
Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 13 - Switzerland v Sweden
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Katrin Nabholz #2 and Jessica Lutz #17 of Switzerland celebrate after defeating Sweden 4-3 during the Ice Hockey Women's Bronze Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Jessica Lutz’s biggest Olympic moment came Thursday when she scored the go-ahead goal to give Switzerland a 4-3 win against Sweden in the women’s hockey bronze medal game.

Her next big moment will come when she’s proudly displaying her medal while working at a coffee shop in Washington D.C.

Lutz has American and Swiss citizenship because her father was born in Switzerland, but she lives and works in Washington D.C. She’s currently a barista at The Coffee Bar at S Street NW, near 14th Street, serving up highly caffeinated drinks and pastries to politicians.

Lutz’s big goal came at 13:53 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie. The Swiss women trailed 2-0 to start the period, but then scored four consecutive goals to win the game.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Lutz said. “It was probably the craziest game I’ve ever played in … It was a great pass [that set up] my goal. I couldn’t control my excitement but the coach was telling us to stay calm and concentrate. I still can’t believe what happened.

“I’m so proud. I am going to wear the bronze medal when I get back to work.”

Heads up politicians, this is your chance to get your photo with an Olympic medalist. And let’s hope social media is there to document it.

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on Twitter!