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 NCAA first star of the week


By @MichaelCaples –

Abby Roque has already set a career-high mark in goals this season, and she has only played 14 games.

The senior forward’s impressive start to the 2019-2020 season has been recognized by the NCAA, as she was named the first star of the week in all of women’s college hockey today.

Last weekend, the Sault Ste. Marie native posted two multi-point games in her Wisconsin Badgers’ sweep of Minnesota State.

Roque scored the game-winning goal, along with an assist, in Saturday’s 3-2 win before scoring twice – again with the game-winner – and adding two assists in a 6-1 win Sunday.

She led the WCHA in both points and plus/minus on the weekend, as she played to a +6 rating.

Prior to joining the Badgers, Roque played for Sault Area High School, helping the Blue Devils reach the USA Hockey Arena for the MHSAA state finals in 2013 and 2014.