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Girls 16/17 PDC Concludes

By USA Hockey, 07/01/19, 11:15AM EDT


Eighteen players selected to advance to Girls U18 Select Camp

After playing the final games of the 2019 Girls 16/17 Player Development Camp yesterday afternoon and evening, players gathered first thing this morning to pack up their gear before heading off to participate in the “All-Camp Challenge” for a few last team-building exercises.

After the challenge, the entire group gathered for one final meeting where the players selected to advance to this year's Girls U18 Select Player Development Camp were announced. These players were selected by the coaching and evaluation staff here at camp based on their performances over the past six days.

A complete list of the players selected for the U18 Select camp can be found below.

Players Selected To Advance (18)

Last Name First Name Position District
Bac Veronica Forward Central
Bargman Anna Forward Massachusetts
Bayard Ellie Forward Massachusetts
Blais-Savoie Evelyne Forward Pacific
Campbell Grace Goalie Southeastern
Clark Ashley Forward Massachusetts
Corneliusen Hannah Forward Minnesota
Garcia Karley Defense Pacific
Golnitz Rachel Defense Minnesota
Gruber Holly Goalie Central
Hoff McKinley Goalie Pacific
O'Brien Mary Kate Forward Massachusetts
Reiter Ellie Forward Rocky Mountain
Rich McKenzie Forward Minnesota
Roberts Kylie Forward Minnesota
Shanahan Callie Goalie Michigan
Taborski Paige Goalie Central
Thiele Amanda Goalie Michigan

*Mary Kate O'Brien was selected for Girls U18 Select Camp, but will not be able to attend due to injury. 

Staff Spotlight: Whitney Colbert

Whitney Colbert served as a head coach at this year’s camp after working as a staff member at Girls Player Development camps over the last six years, including both the 15 and 16/17 camps. She’s also worked various camps at the district level.

Colbert just completed her third season as an assistant coach with the Union College women’s hockey team after spending two seasons in the same role for Connecticut College. As a player, she skated four seasons at Trinity College (CT) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

“My goal this week was for these players to make the most of the experience. It’s important for them to not only learn and grow, but take that next step and bring the information they get here back with them to continue developing,” said Colbert. “There are so many great people at these camps and it’s important they create those relationships and absorb what they’ve learned to help enhance their own game.”

Girls 16/17 Roster

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