About me

About me

Alina Müller

I am a professional hockey player living in Boston. I grew up in Winterthur, Switzerland with my supportive parents and an older brother who is a professional hockey player. My passion for hockey started when I was six years old when I remember watching a group of little boys flying over the ice and celebrating together while my dad was holding me in his arms in order for me to see over the boards. My love for the sport and drive to compete has afforded me the privilege to play for the Swiss national team and travel the world with my teammates. To play in three Olympic games for my country on the world stage has been my greatest honor. However, as a female hockey player it is difficult if not impossible to make a career of playing hockey. This void in competitive women’s hockey has given me the opportunity to discover my passion and fascination in Behavioral Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Sciences. I studied at Northeastern University in Boston and played NCAA Division 1 hockey for 5 years winning 5 straight Hockey East titles and earning 3 straight Frozen Four appearances.

Between my studies and competitive hockey, I fill my time with experimenting in the kitchen with different cuisines and eating out with friends. I especially value the time with my friends and family because they bring out not only the best of who I am but also allow me to uncover beliefs and traits about myself that I would not have been able to discover without them.

I believe in earning where I am at and what I have in life with hard work. I am a student of life and I make the most of every opportunity and interaction while always reflecting on how far I have come. I am eager to learn and be better and more efficient than last time in everything I do. The journey of discovery and failure is what makes me want more from this life. I am not simply a hockey player, or a Neuroscience student but one who inspires and finds purpose and meaning in what I do.


Alina Müller
Date of Birth
03/12/1998, 26 years old
Winterthur, Switzerland
1 Brother Mirco, 29 years old, pro hockey player


Alina will go down as arguably the greatest Swiss-born player ever to play this game. If I could use three words to describe Alina it would be leader, humble and clutch. Alina never takes a shift off, never takes a workout off and is always leading the way on and off the ice.

Alina is the most dedicated and humble player there is. With her selfless way, she aims and achieves to make the people around her better. She is passionate on and off the ice and the energy she brings into a team is what elevates everybody to become a winner.

Hockey career:

Since 2014 part of the Swiss Women’s Nationalteam (6 World Championships, 3 Winter Olympic Games including 1 Bronze Medal)

Academic career path:

Sports high school: Kunst- und Sportgymnasium Raemibuehl in Zurich
Northeastern University in Boston, Bachelors in Behavioral Neuroscience
University in Boston, Master's in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences

Athletic Career

Started playing hockey in my hometown with EHC Winterthur U9 boys
Played U9-U15 level with boys
World Championship U18, Division 1
World Championship U18, Div. 1 Gold Medal → promotion to Top Division
Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Bronze Medalist
2014/15 - 2016/17
Played highest U17 level boys hockey with EHC Kloten
3 seasons in total with 2 seasons as an overage
2014/15 and 2015/16
World Championship U18, Top Div.
2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
Women’s World Championships
Switched to Swiss women’s hockey league (SWHL) ZSC Lions Frauen
Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang
Women’s World Championships
Women’s World Championships
Olympic Winter Games in Beijing
Women’s World Championships
NCAA D1, Northeastern University Huskies, Boston

Most Meaningful Awards

Sochi Olympics 2014: Youngest hockey player to ever win a medal (15 years old)
Best forward at PyeongChang Olympics 2018 and selected to the All-Star team of the tournament
3x Swiss Ice Hockey Women of the Year (2018, 2019, 2022)
Winterthurer Sportlerin des Jahres 2019
Selected as athlete of the year of my home town in Switzerland
3x Hockey East Player of the Year (2019-20, 2020-21, 2022-23)
Forbes 30 under 30 – Europe – Sports & Games (2019)