Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Badger Women 2010 recruiting class

I can't believe I missed this last week. Apparently forward Brittany Ammerman has committed to Wisconsin. Her commitment isn't a huge surprise, and I had speculated about it previously, but now it's actually been announced.

And the folks over on the uscho women's fan forum are indicating the goaltender Alex Rigsby has committed as well, but I don't have any links.

Ammerman and Rigsby join forward Madison Packer (again, no links, but listed in the fan forum) for the Badger's 2010 recruiting class. All 3 players won gold with Team USA in the U18 World Championship this January.

Tournament stats
Packer (5 GP) 6-5-11, 27 SOG, +13
Ammerman (5 GP) 5-5-10, 20 SOG, +16
Rigsby (3 GP) 1.28 GAA, .974 SV%

Rigsby split time with Corinne Boyles but got the nod for the championship game, in which she made 38 saves for the 3-2 OT win over Canada. She also received the Directorate Award for Best Goaltender in the tourney.

Rigsby's commitment will give the Badgers 3 goaltender for the 2010-11 season, as Nikki Kaasa will be a junior and Rebecca Ruegsegger will be a sophomore.