Sophie Skarzynski
Sophie  Skarzynski


Lake Forest, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy






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


Gophers Drop 4-2 Decision to Beavers

Minnesota settles for a WCHA series split with visiting Bemidji State


Skarzynski Honored by WCHA

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


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


Gophers Take Game One at Lindenwood

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


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.



Olympic Hopefuls Update: Dec. 13

Olympic Hopefuls Update: Dec. 13

12/13/2017 - W. Ice Hockey

Ten current and former Gopher women's hockey players are in contention to represent their countries at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Zumwinkle Earns WCHA Weekly Award

Zumwinkle Earns WCHA Weekly Award

12/12/2017 - W. Ice Hockey

Grace Zumwinkle has been named this week's WCHA Rookie of the Week for her play against Minnesota Duluth last week.

Duo Named to Canada's Nations Cup Team

Duo Named to Canada's Nations Cup Team

12/12/2017 - W. Ice Hockey

Lindsay Agnew and Amy Potomak have been selected to compete for Canada’s National Women’s Development Team at the 2018 Nations Cup.

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