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Sis Paulsen

Sis Paulsen is currently serving as the equipment manager for the U.S. Women's National Team, serving on the staff of four IIHF Women's World Championship teams and the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

A three-year captain for the Wisconsin women's hockey team, Paulsen is the head equipment manager at PWHL Minnesota. Prior to PWHL Minnesota, Paulsen was the Badgers' director of hockey operations and equipment manager.  

Paulsen arrived at UW from Morristown, New Jersey where she served as the Director of Girls Hockey for the New Jersey Colonials organization as well as a USA Hockey Girls/Women's Section Representative for the Atlantic District.

Paulsen also served as an assistant coach with the New York Riveters in Newark, New Jersey during the 2016-17 season, and a head coach for New England College from 2009 to 2013.  

A member of UW's inaugural team in 1999, Paulsen is no stranger to the WCHA, as Paulsen served as an assistant coach at Minnesota State for a season following a three-year stint at Bemidji State.

During her UW career, Paulsen was a three-year team captain, the only player in program history to serve as the team's captain for three-straight years. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native was a member of the WCHA All-Rookie team in 2000 and an All-WCHA selection in 2003.  

The blueliner ended her UW career with 130 points on 42 goals and 88 assists, a program best by a defenseman. In addition, her 130 points rank 15th in school history among all skaters.  

Paulsen received a degree from Wisconsin in human development and family studies before earning a master of science in sports and recreation management from New England College in 2011.