Twelve Ivy Leaguers To Faceoff In Women’s Hockey Under-22 Series
Portions Courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications & Brown Sports Information
Dartmouth defender and rising sophomore Amanda Trunzo rounds out Team USA’s Ivy contingent. Sherry, Pucci and Trunzo will be making their Team USA debuts.
While Team USA boasts ties to five different Ivy League schools,
Team Canada has a distinct Big Red feel to it as eight Cornell
players help comprise the 22-player roster.
Headlining the group of players selected to represent Canada is Rebecca Johnston, who played two years at Cornell before taking the 2009-10 season off to play for the Canadian National Team at the Vancouver Olympics. Joining her is another player who was centralized with the National Team but released just prior to the Olympics in fellow forward Brianne Jenner. Johnston will be a junior in 2010-11, while Jenner will be beginning her first season at Cornell.
Making a return to the team after competing last year with the U-22 National Team are defensemen Laura Fortino and Laurianne Rougeau and forward Catherine White. The trio won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2010 MLP Cup in Ravensburg, Germany, last January. Rougeau, last season’s Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and Fortino will be sophomores this season at Cornell, with White, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, entering her junior season.
Also joining the roster is forward Jessica Campbell, who played on the Canadian U18 National Team last year, winning a gold medal at the IIHF World Championships in Chicago, Ill. Campbell will be a freshman with the Big Red in 2010-11.
The final two representatives from Cornell are both rising juniors with goaltender Amanda Mazzotta and forward Chelsea Karpenko.