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Natalie Vie is a Team USA fencer and a three-time US national champion. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The same weekend that the US women's hockey team declared its intention to boycott this year's International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Michigan, I was traveling from New York to host a fencing clinic. The team's statements caused me to reflect on my own experiences as an elite female athlete who competes for my country in a sport traditionally dominated by males.