The Gophers and Crimson will meet in Sunday's national championship game
The Gophers face the Badgers in the national semifinal round at Ridder Arena Friday
The Gophers host the Tigers in the NCAA quarterfinal round on Saturday
Minnesota enters the WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF as three-time defending champions
Minnesota hosts Minnesota State in the WCHA First Round this weekend
2014-15 • Freshman Season: Made collegiate debut and registered first collegiate point with an assist in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • recorded first multi-point game with two goals, including her first career goal, in 12-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5) • had a career-best three points (2g-1a) in road sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23-24).
High School/Club: Played for coach Vin Paolucci at Hopkins High School • 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey finalist • 2014 Star Tribune All-Metro first team selection • scored 50 points, including 26 goals, as a senior • two-time All-Lake Conference honoree • four-time hockey letterwinner • 2013 all-state honoree • helped Hopkins to a third-place finish at the 2010 Minnesota Class AA state tournament • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • earned silver with Team USA at the 2014 and 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • participated in 2013 Women's Under-18 Series vs. Canada in Lake Placid, N.Y. • attended USA Hockey Development Camps • played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps and competed in the Minnesota High School Fall Elite League • also lettered in lacrosse.
Personal: Born April 8, 1996 • daughter of Michele Rodgers • given name is Maliya • has an older sister, Myriah, who played softball at St. Johns University in Queens, N.Y. • intends to major in physics • enjoys photography.