Girls' hockey: 20 metro-area players to watch
- November 19, 2012 - 10:29 PM
20 METRO PLAYERS TO WATCH
All players are seniors unless indicated
Laura Bowman, F, Minnetonka
• Scored 31 goals for the two-time defending state champion. Committed to Penn State.
Dani Cameranesi, F, Blake
• Pure skater who goes to another level in big games. Committed to Gophers.
Samantha Donovan, jr., F, Irondale
• Frightening to see what's next after a 54-goal sophomore season.
Kate Flug, F, Roseville
• Gophers commit and probably the state's most exciting offensive player. Scored 48 goals for Class 2A runner-up.
Kendra Goodrich, D, Rosemount
• Respected for consistent play while logging a lot of ice time. Committed to Providence.
Paige Haley, D, Red Wing
• Supplements the offense like a fourth forward. Scored 33 goals. Gophers commit.
Liv Halvorson, D, Benilde-St. Margaret's
• Joins the rush and capable of controlling tempo. Plays with an edge.
McKenzie Johnson, G, Eden Prairie
• Eagles captain stopped 92 percent of opponents' shots. More Eagles scoring should bolster her win-loss record.
Amy Menke, F, Shakopee
• Opportunistic scorer produced 43 goals last season. Committed to North Dakota.
Sidney Morin, D, Minnetonka
• Skippers' plus-minus ratings leader three consecutive seasons. Signed with Minnesota Duluth.
Kelly Pannek, jr., F, Benilde-St. Margaret's
• Plays in the tough areas and usually comes out with the puck. Scored 43 goals.
Amy Petersen, F, Minnetonka
• Penn State commit posted 37 assists during the Skippers' title run.
Sydney Rossman, G, Minnetonka
• Quinnipiac commit stopped most anything her strong defensive corps let through. Went 18-3-1, saving 93 percent of shots faced with a 1.40 goals-against average.
Dani Sadek, jr., D, Lakeville North
• Power-play quarterback and Panthers' catalyst.
Kate Schipper, F, Breck
• Future Gopher has speed to burn. Will key Mustangs' hopes to repeat as Class 1A champs.
Bella Sutton, jr., D, Mounds View
• Capable of shutting down other teams' best players. Added 11 goals and 23 assists.
Riley Viner, F, South St. Paul
• Finished with 24 goals, expected to carry Packers' scoring load.
Taylor Williamson, soph., F, Edina
• One of the state's top underclassmen. Posted 41 points in 26 games last season.
Megan Wolfe, F, Eagan
• Gets off a quick shot. Scored 41 goals. Committed to Gophers.
Maddie Woo, F, Maple Grove
• Back at her natural position after leading Northwest Suburban Conference defensemen in scoring. Committed to Brown.
DAVID LA VAQUE
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