Zechman noted that he had a goal of making the USA team and now that he's a part of it, he wants to contribute more.
"I want to come home with a medal, that would be the overall goal of the trip to New Zealand," Zechman said.
Coach Turner played on two silver-winning teams in the world championship.
"Listening to someone else's national anthem is not a great feeling," he said.
Zechman is hoping to change that fortune come March 10.