Sunday, September 13, 2009

09/10 Women's Previews: #13 Olivia Jakiel


Vitals:

Position: Defender
Year in School: Junior
Shoots Left
Height: 5-10
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Major: Journalism
Previous Team: California Selects in 06/07

08/09 Stats: 41 games, 0-9-9, +35, 20 PIM
07/08 Stats: 41 games, 1-4-5, +26, 10 PIM

09/10 Role: 2nd pairing, special teams

08/09 Recap: Olivia was another solid piece of the UW blue line last season. She was 6th on the team in +/- and 3rd on the blue line, while contributing in all situations out on the ice.

09/10 Thoughts: From my perspective, this season is all about stepping up at all positions for the Badger Women. The blue line is no different, as a junior Olivia will join Malee Windmeier as the leaders on defense, and w/ three freshman joining them and the loss of Alycia Matthews their play will be important to the success of the Badgers during this Olympic season.

Prediction: 34 games, 1-7-8*
*All predictions for regular season only

Photo from uwbadgers.com