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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