New Hampshire’s Winny Brodt has been admitted to the University of Minnesota for fall quarter, 1998 and will play for the Gopher women’s team this season, Minnesota coach Laura Halldorson announced Friday.
Brodt, the Most Valuable Player in the inaugural American Women’s College Hockey Alliance national championship, scored 11 goals and added 23 assists for 34 points while playing in all 39 games last season.
A 1996 graduate of Roseville Area High School, she led the Raiders to a 26-0 record and the state championship, leading the state in scoring and winning Minnesota’s inaugural Ms. Hockey Award as the state’s top senior player. She won a total of 10 varsity letters at Roseville, including five in golf.
“I’ve known Winny for years through the USA Hockey development camps and have always enjoyed working with her,” Halldorson said. “I know Winny will be happy to be home and playing in front of her friends and family, and we’re glad she decided to come back to Minnesota.”
Minnesota opens its 1998-99 season Oct. 30 at Mankato State. The Gophers begin the home portion of their schedule Nov. 5, when they host Harvard in the opener of the All-American East-West Challenge.