Women’s WCHA announces ’17-18 All-WCHA Teams, which feature several underclassmen

Abby Roque (Wisconsin-18) and Kenzie Kent (Boston College-12) in a semifinal game during the 2017 NCAA Frozen Four at Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. (Don Adams Jr.)
Abby Roque (left) has compiled 35 points in 34 games this season for Wisconsin (photo: Don Adams Jr.).

The women’s WCHA announced Friday its 2017-18 All-WCHA Teams.

“On and off the ice, each and every season, our student-athletes show why the WCHA is the premier league in college hockey,” said WCHA women’s commissioner Katie Million in a news release. “We are proud of each All-WCHA honoree for their athletic and academic successes, and applaud them for a wonderful season.”

Showcasing the league’s impressive group of underclassmen, freshmen and sophomores account for five of six All-WCHA First Team selections, and nine of 18 spots overall.

2017-18 All-WCHA First Team

Forwards: Abby Roque, So., UW; Emma Maltais, Fr., OSU; Grace Zumwinkle, Fr., UMN
Defense: Sydney Baldwin, Sr., UMN; Jincy Dunne, RS-So., OSU
Goaltender: Kristen Campbell, So., UW

2017-18 All-WCHA Second Team

Forwards: Claudia Kepler, Sr., UW; Sophia Shaver, Jr., UW; Caitlin Reilly, Sr., UMN
Defense: Mikaela Gardner, Jr., UW; Alexis Joyce, Sr., BSU
Goaltender: Kassidy Sauvé, RS-Jr., OSU

2017-18 All-WCHA Third Team

Forwards: Tatum Skaggs, Fr., OSU; Kateřina Mrázová, Sr., UMD; Clair DeGeorge, Fr., BSU
Defense: Maddie Rolfes, Sr., UW; Jalyn Elmes, So., UMD
Goaltender: Emma Polusny, Fr., SCSU

2017-18 WCHA All-Rookie Team

Forwards: Emma Maltais, OSU; Grace Zumwinkle, UMN; Clair DeGeorge, BSU
Defense: Mak Langei, BSU; Olivia Knowles, UMN
Goaltender: Emma Polusny, SCSU

The 2017-18 WCHA Offensive Player, Defensive Player, Goaltender, Rookie, Outstanding Student-Athlete, Coach of the Year and Overall WCHA Player of the Year, will be announced next week.

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