Abby Roque during the U.S. Women's National Team winter training camp in Plymouth last season. (Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey)

Abby Roque named USA Hockey Women’s Player of the Year


By @MichaelCaples –

The accolades continue to roll in for Abby Roque.

Fresh off being named the USCHO Division I Women’s Player of the Year, the WCHA Player of the Year, the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year, a First-Team All-American and a a top-three finalist for the 2020 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, she received another honor from USA Hockey today.

Roque has been named the 2020 recipient of the 2020 Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year award.

The award, named in honor of the late Bob Allen, who was an ardent supporter of women’s hockey throughout his career, is presented annually by USA Hockey to an American-born women’s ice hockey player for outstanding accomplishments in a season.

Roque led the Wisconsin Badgers to a 28-win season in the shortened 2019-20 season, while also making her debut with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Roque played for Team USA in December for the first two games of the Rivalry Series against Canada and helped the U.S. win both. She was set to compete in her first-ever IIHF Women’s World Championship in April before it was cancelled.