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11-24-2010, 04:45 PM
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Wisconsin women’s hockey head coach Mark Johnson announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Katy Josephs (Calgary, Alberta), Karley Sylvester (Little Falls, Minn.), Blayre Turnbull (Stellarton, Nova Scotia) and Katarina Zgraja (Waterloo, Ontario) plan to attend the University of Wisconsin and play hockey for the Badgers beginning in the 2011-12 season.
“Overall, I think our recruits are very good students,” Johnson said. “All have had opportunities to play at a high level in their age group in the under-18 program. They’re all very skilled. When you put those things together, that’s why we are all excited about having them come in. They have the same aspirations, and they’ll be a good fit for what we’re trying to do.
“This class as a whole will be able to come in and make an immediate contribution. They’re going to have to, that’s why we’re recruiting them. They are going to be freshmen but they are going to get a chance to play and help win some games, so that should be exciting.”
Sylvester is a 5-9 forward out of Little Falls, Minn. She currently plays for coaches Derrick Comstock and David Marvin at Warroad High School and enters her senior season as a three-time varsity letterwinner. As a junior, Sylvester led the Warriors to a 28-1-1 record and the Minnesota Class A state title. A three-time all-conference honoree, Sylvester was named all-state by the Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association as a sophomore and junior.
Sylvester’s international hockey experience includes participation in U.S. national development camps. As a member of the U.S. women's under-18 select team, Sylvester and Team USA swept Canada in three-games at the 2010 Women's Under-18 Series in Lake Placid, N.Y. Sylvester scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the U.S. a 3-2 win in game two of the series.
Sylvester should be a great additon to the team. Someone who played on a team that had a 28-1-1 record, won the class A state championship, lettered 3 times, was named all-state by the MGHCA 2 years in a row and was a great played on the U.S. U-18 team is nothing to sneeze at.
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