BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Dec. 4, 2019 – The women's league of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to recognize four student-athletes as the WCHA Players of the Month after their fantastic on-ice performances during the month of November. The Gophers and Mavericks each boast a duo of honorees as Minnesota redshirt senior Sarah Potomak (Forward) and senior Sydney Scobee (Goaltender) earn the league nod alongside Minnesota State sophomore Anna Wilgren (Defenseman) and freshman forward Kelsey King (Rookie).
Sarah Potomak, RS-Sr., Minnesota (Aldergrove, British Columbia)
Minnesota's Sarah Potomak led the WCHA with eight goals, three game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal in just eight games last month. The Gopher forward tied for second in the league in points during November, having registered 14. She led the league with six goals and one shorthanded goal in six WCHA games during November. The Aldergrove, B.C., native recorded at least one point in seven of Minnesota's eight games, including five multi-point games and two multi-goal games. She tied for the NCAA lead with three game-winning goals and tied for sixth in the nation with 14 points during November. The redshirt senior ended the month tied for 14th in Gopher history with 158 career points (59g-99a) as Minnesota's active career scoring leader.
Honorable Mention: Daryl Watts, Jr., Wisconsin: Posted 16 points off eight goals and eight assists during November. Her 16 points led the WCHA and ranked second in the NCAA while her eight goals were tied for the WCHA lead and ranked third in the country. Kelsey King, Fr., Minnesota State: Led the team with 26 shots on goal, tied for team lead in goals scored, and was second on the team in points and plus/minus and was third in assists. Emma Maltais, Jr., Ohio State: Reached her 100th career point on Nov. 2 in the 3-1 win over Bemidji State and led Ohio State in the month of November in points (12) and goals (seven) and is tied for second in assists with five. Kiki Radke, Sr., Bemidji State: Led the Beavers with nine points off of two goals and seven assists during November and finished eighth in the league in scoring during the month.
Anna Wilgren, So., Minnesota State (Hudson, Wis.)
Minnesota State's Anna Wilgren paced WCHA blueliners in points, game-winning goals and blocked shots in the month of November and tied for second in goals and assists. The Hudson, Wis., native led the Mavericks in points, game-winning goals and blocked shots with 22. She tied for fifth in goals and ninth in points among all NCAA defensemen. The sophomore leads the WCHA in blocked shots on the season with 56, which is also second in the nation. Her November performance included her first career multi-goal and multi-assist game, her second selection as the WCHA Defenseman of the Week this season and her inclusion on the Windjammer Classic All-Tournament Team after she scored the game winner in the third place game against Vermont.
Honorable Mention: Emily Brown, Jr., Minnesota: Ranked second among WCHA defensemen with a +10 rating and tied for eighth with three assists in November. Mekenzie Steffen, Sr., Wisconsin: Posted a WCHA defensemen best +11 plus/minus rating during November while leading Wisconsin to a 6-1-1 record. Her five points ranked third among WCHA blueliners. Jincy Dunne, RS-Sr., Ohio State: Led the team in November with 18 blocked shots, adding to her season total of 40 blocks. Mak Langei, Jr., Bemidji State: Tied for third in the WCHA among league defensemen with five points off of two goals and three assists and led BSU blueliners in points during November.
Sydney Scobee, Sr., Minnesota (Minnetrista, Minn.)
Minnesota's Sydney Scobee led WCHA goaltenders with a 1.45 goals against average, .945 save percentage, two shutouts, and 494:56 total minutes played in eight games in November. The Gopher netminder is ranked second in the league with 206 total saves and 218 total shots faced. In league games, Scobee led WCHA goaltenders with six games played and one shutout and ranked second with 1.62 goals against average and .940 save percentage in conference contests. The Minnetrista, Minn., native earned two WCHA Goaltender of the Week nods and notably made a career-high 65 saves on a career-high 70 shots faced as the Gophers tied 2-2 (OT) and won 4-3 on the road at No. 10/10 Minnesota Duluth.
Honorable Mention: Calla Frank, Fr., Minnesota State: Led the team in GAA, save percentage, wins and shutouts and was tied for third in shutouts, fourth in winning percentage and seventh in save percentage and GAA in the WCHA. Lynsey Wallace, Jr., Ohio State: Recorded her first three career wins in the month of November. Lauren Bench, RS-Jr., Bemidji State: Posted a 3-3-0 record during the month with a 2.48 GAA, .906 save percentage and two shutouts.
Kelsey King, Fr., F, Minnesota State (Elk River, Minn.)
Minnesota State's Kelsey King earns her second consecutive Rookie of the Month honor after she led WCHA newcomers in goals (three), points (12) and shots on goal (56) while tying for most assists (nine) during November. The freshman forward ranked second among her fellow Mavericks in points and plus/minus and was third in assists. Notably, she scored first collegiate goal against Merrimack and was selected as the WCHA Rookie of the Week twice. The first league recognition came after she recorded five points on two goals and three assists with 10 SOG and a +6 rating in the series against Merrimack while the second came after her performance in the series against Bemidji State.
Honorable Mention: Jenn Gardiner, Fr., F, Ohio State: Tallied all three November points in the same weekend as she scored her two goals in one game against Bemidji on Nov. 1. Reece Hunt, Fr., F, Bemidji State: Led BSU rookies with two points off of two assists and tied for 8th among league rookies.