A.J. Mleczko returns to NBC Sports Group as a field hockey analyst for the 2016 Rio Olympics. This will be Mleczko’s fourth Olympics as a broadcaster, after serving as a women’s ice hockey analyst in Sochi, Vancouver and Torino.
In addition to her work as an analyst at the Olympics, Mleczko has covered women’s hockey for Turner and New England Sports Network (NESN), Universal Sports and the NHL Network.
During her eight-year international hockey career, Mleczko led the U.S. women’s hockey team to a historic gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, and a silver medal at the Salt Lake Games in 2002. Mleczko competed in all six games during the women’s hockey competition at the 1998 Nagano Games, contributing two goals and two assists on the way to Team USA’s gold medal. She appeared on three U.S. women’s national teams at the IIHF women’s world championships (1997, 2000 and 2001). In 1999, Mleczko was named the USA Hockey “women’s player of the Year.”
Mleczko played collegiately at Harvard University, and captained the Crimson Women’s team to the 1999 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship. During that campaign, she broke the single-season scoring record for men or women with 114 points (37 goals and 77 assists) in just 34 games. She received the 1999 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top intercollegiate varsity women’s hockey player.
Mleczko and her husband, Jason Griswold, have four children, Finley, Jaime, Sam and Oliver, and reside in Concord, Mass.