Sophie Skarzynski
Sophie  Skarzynski


Lake Forest, Ill.

High School:
Loyola Academy






Gophers Share Favorite Moments of 2017-18

The Gopher women's hockey team shared some of their favorite moments from the 2017-18 season


12 Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

A total of 161 University of Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten Conference on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports.


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


Career Stats

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2017-18 • Junior Season: Named WCHA All-Academic honoree • ranked fourth on the team with 27 points (8g-19a) while appearing in all 38 games • ranked second on the team with a .540 faceoff winning percentage • had seven multi-point games, including a team-high four multi-assist games • scored two goals in road series at Ohio State (Oct. 6-7) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in road sweep at Minnesota State (Nov. 3-4) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after assisting six of seven goals in a road sweep at Lindenwood (Nov. 25-26) • had first career multi-goal game in 5-1 WCHA First Round win over St. Cloud State (Feb. 23).

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 • Business and Marketing Education major • 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.



Whitecaps Add Two More Gopher Alums

Whitecaps Add Two More Gopher Alums

6/20/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein have signed contracts to play with the Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season.

Raty Returns to Kunlun Red Star

Raty Returns to Kunlun Red Star

6/19/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

Gophers alum Noora Raty has re-signed with the CWHL’s Kunlun Red Star for the 2018-19 season.

Leveille Returns to State of Hockey

Leveille Returns to State of Hockey

6/18/2018 - W. Ice Hockey

University of Minnesota alumna Amanda Leveille has signed with the NWHL's Minnesota Whitecaps for the 2018-19 season.

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