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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


10/20/2017

Gophers Top Bulldogs, 4-1

Minnesota took game one of this week's WCHA series on the road at Minnesota Duluth

10/06/2017

Gophers Fall to Buckeyes, 3-2

Minnesota tied the game at 2-2 in the second period but OSU's Charly Dahlquist netted the game-winner in the third period

09/24/2017

No. 3 Gophers Blank Korea, 4-0

Minnesota hosted Korea in an exhibition game at Ridder Arena Sunday afternoon

09/07/2017

Summer Stories: Part II

The Gopher women's hockey juniors and seniors share how they spent their time during summer break

08/17/2017

Gophers Study Abroad in Europe

Five Gopher women's hockey players took the opportunity to study abroad earlier this summer

Photo Gallery

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.

Skarzynski's Career Statistics (2016-17 Final)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG Blk
2015-16 39 2 7 9 32 .062 1-2 +15 0 0 0 23
2016-17 37 4 2 6 63 .063 2-4 -2 0 0 1 22
Career Totals 76 6 9 15 95 .063 3-6 +13 0 0 1 45

MORE HEADLINES

Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. Minnesota Duluth

10/21/2017

Follow the action between the Gophers and Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in Duluth, Minn.

Gophers Top Bulldogs, 4-1

10/20/2017

Minnesota took game one of this week's WCHA series on the road at Minnesota Duluth.

Gopher Olympic Hopefuls Update: Oct. 19

10/19/2017

Eleven Gophers are in contention to represent the U.S., Canada, and Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

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