Sophie Skarzynski
Sophie  Skarzynski


Lake Forest, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy






Gophers Advance to WCHA Final Faceoff

Minnesota advances to the 2018 WCHA Final Faceoff by earning a sweep over the Huskies in the WCHA First Round


Skarzynski Leads Gophers Past Huskies

Four different Gophers scored goals to lead Minnesota to a 5-1 win over St. Cloud State Friday night


WCHA Honors Gopher Quartet

Sydney Baldwin, Grace Zumwinkle, Caitlin Reilly, and Olivia Knowles have earned All-WCHA honors for the 2017-18 season


Gophers Roll Past Huskies, 5-2

Sydney Baldwin and Lindsay Agnew both scored two goals to lead No. 7 Minnesota to the win on the road Saturday


Gophers Win 4-2 Over Minnesota State

The Gophers and Mavericks wrap up this weekend's WCHA series at 4 p.m. CT Saturday at Ridder Arena


Career Stats

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2016-17 • Sophomore Season: Assisted the game-winner in 3-1 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 7) • scored two goals, including a game-winning goal, in the series sweep at Minnesota State (Feb. 3-4) • led the Gophers with six shots on goal in 1-1 overtime tie with Wisconsin (Feb. 18) • scored one goal in Frozen Four semifinal against Clarkson (March 17).

2015-16 • Freshman Season: Started the season at defense before moving to forward in February • made collegiate debut in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • scored first career goal in 7-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 16) • had first career multi-point game with two assists in 5-1 win at North Dakota (Oct. 29) • recorded an assist in 8-3 win over Bemidji State (Nov. 14) • had two assists in 7-0 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22) • scored one goal in 3-0 win vs. UND (Feb. 5) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-2 win at UMD (Feb. 13) • had one assist in 4-3 overtime win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 20).

High School/Club: Played for the Chicago Mission under coaches Tony Cachey and Tom Mandarino • led Chicago Mission to the 2015 USA Hockey U-19 Tier 1 national title as a senior • won bronze at the 2014 USA Hockey U-19 Tier 1 National Championship • earned silver with the Mission at the 2013 USA Hockey U-19 Tier I National Championship • three-time U-19 Tier 1 Illinois state and regional champions with the Chicago Mission in 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • played for the U.S. at the IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships, taking home gold in 2015 and silver in 2014 • invited to U.S. Women's National Festival in 2013 and 2014 • played for the U.S. Under-18 team in three-game series against Canada in August 2013 and August 2014 • has attended U.S. national development camps since 2010.

Personal: Born September 18, 1997 • daughter of Peter Skarzynski and Caren Skarzynski • has five siblings, Meghan, Luke, Mack, Jake and Greta • majoring in communications • brother Luke played college hockey at Middlebury College and brothers Mack and Jake play rugby at University of Chicago • mother Caren played college tennis at University of Chicago • enjoys swimming, paddle boarding, reading, writing, kayaking, running, soccer, tennis, and photography.



Raty Named CWHL Top Goaltender

Raty Named CWHL Top Goaltender

3/23/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Noora Raty was honored as the 2017-18 CWHL Goaltender of the Year as the league handed out its annual awards Friday.

Knowles Named to All-USCHO Rookie Team

Knowles Named to All-USCHO Rookie Team

3/23/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Freshman defense Olivia Knowles has been named to the 2018 All-USCHO Rookie Team.

Alumni Set for Championship Games

Alumni Set for Championship Games

3/21/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Four Golden Gopher women's hockey alums will play for the NWHL's Isobel Cup and the CWHL's Clarkson Cup this Sunday.

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