Tuesday, September 22, 2009

09/10 Women's Previews: #22 Malee Windmeier


Vitals:

Position: Defender
Year in School: Junior
Shoots Right
Height: 5-9
Hometown: Champlin, MN
Major: Engineering
Previous Team: Coon Rapids HS in 06/07

08/09 Stats: 40 games, 2-11-13, +28, 36 PIM
07/08 Stats: 41 games, 2-12-14, +13, 22 PIM

09/10 Role: top pairing, PP & PK

08/09 Recap: Malee spent the season on the top pairing w/ Alycia Matthews and they were solid on the blue line every night. She was named to the Frozen Four All Tourney team and had a goal in the 5-1 win over Mercyhurst to bring home NC #3.

09/10 Thoughts: Along w/ Olivia Jakiel, Malee is the only other upperclassmen defender this season, though Geena Prough has transferred and plays either position. Malee will need to be a leader on the blue line regardless and should have a big role on special teams. I wonder if the blue liners will provide more offense this season w/ less forward firepower?

Now I remember why I was a fan of her going into last season, she is an engineering major, I remember those days.

Prediction: 34 games, 3-14-17*
*All predictions for regular season only

Photo from uwbadgers.com