LAKE PLACID, NY – New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) Biathlete and Paul Smith’s College (PSC) student Dolcie Tanguay will compete in several biathlon events during the highly anticipated World University Games, which will take place January 12-22, 2023 in Lake Placid and surrounding communities.
Tanguay, a junior studying environmental science with minors in biology and chemistry at Paul Smith’s, was named to the team following her competitive results at the trial races in Anchorage, AK December 28-31, 2022. She will race in the 15km Individual race on January 14th and the 7.5km Sprint on January 18th, both races will be held at Mount Van Hoevenberg.
Depending on her results, Dolcie could continue to compete in the Single Mixed Relay on January 16, the 10km Pursuit on January 19, and the 12.5km Mass Start on January 21.
“I’m honored and looking forward to representing the USA in this event at a venue that is very familiar to me,” Tanguay said. She credits her coaches Matt Dougherty, PSC’s Head Coach, and Maddie Phaneuf, NYSEF’s Head Biathlon Coach and Olympic Biathlete, for helping her prepare for her races this season.
“I want to say thank you to my family for all the support as well as the Fort Kent Outdoor Center and Carl Theriault for getting me hooked on biathlon in high school and continuing to support my journey,” Tanguay added.
Tanguay will head to Latvia in February and then Kazakhstan in March to compete in the Junior Open European Championships and the Junior World Championships, respectively. She says she is looking forward to traveling and competing in bigger races.
Coach Phaneuf added that Dolcie’s focus and determination make her a stand-out athlete and an exciting competitor to watch.
“It’s been really awesome to see Dolcie progress over the course of my time working with NYSEF,” Phaneuf said. “She’s focused, determined, and motivated. She deserves to be competing at these high-level events, and I’m excited to see how the races go for her!”
Coach Dougherty added that Dolcie is an athlete who sets the bar for her teammates.
“I’m so excited for Dolcie to get to compete for the USA in the World University Games,” Dougherty said. “She is a model student with a 4.0 gpa, and an athlete that sets the bar for consistency and hard work. She has worked hard for two years to get to this point and it’s thrilling to see the hard work rewarded.”
For more information about the World University Games, visit lakeplacid2023.com