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Quartet collect accolades for games of Feb. 21-23
Wisconsin's Watts And Ohio State's Dunne, Braendli And Bink Earn WCHA Player Of The Week Honors
Quartet collect accolades for games of Feb. 21-23

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 25, 2020 – The women's league of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association is proud to recognize four student-athletes as the WCHA Players of the Week after their excellent on-ice performances in the 20th week of competition of the 2019-20 season. The Players of the Week for games of Feb. 21-23 are Wisconsin junior Daryl Watts (Forward) and Ohio State redshirt senior Jincy Dunne (Defenseman), sophomore Andrea Braendli (Goaltender)and freshman forward Brooke Bink (Rookie).

WCHA Forward of the Week

player Daryl Watts, Jr., Wisconsin (Toronto, Ont.)

Wisconsin's Daryl Watts went down in program history during the Badgers' weekend in Duluth as she broke the school record for assists in a single season with her helper on UW's game-tying goal in its 5-5 comeback against Minnesota Duluth on Sunday. Watts now has 49 assists this year, breaking the previous school record shared by fellow Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winners Sara Bauer (2006-07) and Meghan Duggan (2010-11). In addition, Watts recorded her 200th career point with an assist on Abby Roque's goal in the second period on Sunday. Her most clutch play of the weekend came in the 3-on-3 overtime on Sunday as she beat Olympic gold medalist Maddie Rooney to secure an extra point in the WCHA standings. Watts led the WCHA on the weekend with six points and four assists. Her four assists were the second-most in the NCAA last week and her 3x3 goal was the No. 1 play on SportsCenter on Sunday.

Honorable Mention: Emma Maltais, Jr., Ohio State: Posted a team-high five points on the weekend from five assists. Sarah Potomak, RS-Sr., Minnesota: Led the Gophers to a sweep over Minnesota State over the weekend with back-to-back two-point games.

WCHA Defenseman of the Week

player Jincy Dunne, RS-Sr., Ohio State (O'Fallon, Mo.)

Ohio State's Jincy Dunne posted a league-defenseman-high three points on the weekend from a goal and two assists. She scored the second goal in Friday's contest and assisted on a power-play goal and senior defenseman Elise Riemenschneider's first career goal on Saturday in the series against St. Cloud State. She also tied for the weekend lead in shots on goal. Overall, she leads the team with 67 blocks and leads the defense with 25 points from seven goals and a defenseman-high 18 assists.

Honorable Mention: Emily Brown, Jr., Minnesota: Logged a pair of assists in Minnesota's home sweep over Minnesota State over the weekend.

WCHA Goaltender of the Week

player Andrea Braendli, So., Ohio State (Zurich, Switzerland)

Ohio State's Andrea Braendli posted two wins and her second shutout of the season over the weekend in the series against St. Cloud State. The shutout was the eighth of her career. She only allowed one goal in two games and played nearly a full two contests. She recorded the highest save percentage and the best goals against average among WCHA netminders over the weekend.

Honorable Mention: Sydney Scobee, Sr., Minnesota: Combined for 33 saves on 34 shots faced in Minnesota's home sweep over Minnesota State over the weekend. Calla Frank, Fr., Minnesota State: Made 37 saves in the 3-0 loss to No. 3/3 Minnesota in the series finale on Saturday.

WCHA Rookie of the Week

player Brooke Bink, Fr., F, Ohio State (Escanaba, Mich.)

Ohio State's Brooke Bink scored a team-high two goals over the weekend. She scored the third OSU goal in both games and now has five goals on the season. Her 12 points on five goals and seven assists make her tied for the points and assists lead among Buckeye newcomers.

Honorable Mention: Calla Frank, Fr., G, Minnesota State: Made 37 saves in Saturday's game against Minnesota which was the second most stops in a game for WCHA netminders and third most among NCAA rookies this past weekend.