Defending league regular-season and back-to-back playoff champion Wisconsin is the preseason pick of conference coaches to finish atop the women’s WCHA standings in 2016-17.
The Badgers edged out defending national champion Minnesota in the poll of the eight WCHA head coaches.
|Team (First-place votes)||Total points|
|1. Wisconsin (6)||48|
|2. Minnesota (2)||44|
|3. North Dakota||36|
|5. Bemidji State||27|
|6. St. Cloud State||16|
|7. Ohio State||13|
|8. Minnesota State||10|
In addition, Wisconsin senior goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens was named preseason Player of the Year and three players – Minnesota’s Lindsay Agnew and Wisconsin’s Presley Norby and Abby Roque – share the honor of preseason Rookie of the Year.