By @MichaelCaples –
USA Hockey announced today its roster for the 2017 Winter World University Games, and five Michigan natives made the cut.
The 2017 U.S. Women’s National University Team, which will compete in Almaty, Kazakhstan from Jan. 28 through Feb. 8, is made of players who skate in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.
“We’re excited to be heading into Kazakhstan later this month with this group of players,” said Shelley Looney, head coach of the U.S. Women’s National University Team and a Brownstown native. “We saw a lot of positive things out of this team during our camp last month and can’t wait to get back on the ice as a cohesive unit here in just a couple weeks.”
Michigan is tied with Minnesota for the most players from individual states with five representatives on the roster. The following players will represent the Red, White and Blue overseas later this month (players from other states attending Michigan schools are listed, as well):
Rachael Booth – Washington, Mich. – Senior – Miami University (returning player)
Jessie Rushing – Hernando, Miss. – Graduate – Adrian College
Britt Levasseur – Pepperell, Mass. – Adrian College
Kendra Myers – Cedar Springs, Mich. – Senior – Grand Valley State University (returning player)
Maddie Wolsmann – Maple Grove, Minn. – Freshman – Michigan State University
Kelsey Jaeckle – St. Clair Shores, Mich. – Sophomore – Michigan State University
Sabrena Camp – Rochester Hills, Mich. – Junior – Adrian College
Lauren Allen – Gregory, Mich. – Junior – Grand Valley State University