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Sophie Skarzynski
Sophie  Skarzynski

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lake Forest, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy

Height:
5-8

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
09/18/1997

Shoots:
Left


12/09/2017

Gophers Roll Past Bulldogs, 5-0

Minnesota wrapped up the first half of the 2017-18 regular season with a win over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday

12/02/2017

Gophers Drop 4-2 Decision to Beavers

Minnesota settles for a WCHA series split with visiting Bemidji State

11/28/2017

Skarzynski Honored by WCHA

Sophie Skarzynski assisted six of Minnesota's seven goals against Lindenwood last weekend

11/26/2017

Knowles Scores in OT to Seal 4-3 Win

Olivia Knowles scored the game-winning goal in overtime to seal a 4-3 win and series sweep for Minnesota over Lindenwood

11/25/2017

Gophers Take Game One at Lindenwood

After allowing the first goal, Minnesota scored three unanswered goals to win 3-1 on the road Saturday

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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.

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