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Ladies’s Hockey Provides 5 With Class of 2025

TROY, N.Y. – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) head girls’s hockey head coach Bryan Vines has introduced that 5 newcomers, all freshmen, will be a part of the Engineers for the 2021-22 season, together with three forwards, a defender and a goalie. 4 are from the USA and the opposite hails from Canada.

“We’re thrilled to formally welcome this group into the RPI Hockey Household,” stated Vines. “They are going to be nice additions to our staff on the ice and, most significantly, excessive character people in our locker room and neighborhood. They be a part of a younger staff wanting to get again collectively and begin our 2021-22 season.”

Academically, the student-athletes have a wide range of majors, together with biology, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, laptop and methods engineering, and mechanical engineering.


Under is an alphabetical record of Rensselaer’s newcomers:

Meg HildnerMeg Hildner

Ahead (Shoots Left)

Jersey #22

5-5 / Austin, Texas / Dallas Stars Elite

Mechanical Engineering

  • 4 years with Dallas Stars Elite … Staff received Rocky Mountain district championship every season … 2019 Excessive College Nationwide Champion with Staff Texas … Performed soccer in highschool … Tutorial All-State … Staff performed in state finals.

Why RPI? “I selected RPI due to its distinctive engineering program and its lecturers throughout the board. Attending to go to a college that has a aggressive nature in each its training and hockey is one thing that I’m trying ahead to. I am unable to wait to expertise all of the campus has to supply and am excited to be an Engineer.”

Mika JahnkeMika Jahnke

Ahead (Shoots Proper)

Jersey #8

5-2 / Allen, Texas / Dallas Stars Elite

Pc and Programs Engineering

  • Six years with Dallas Stars Elite … Ten targets and two assists in 20 video games in 2020-21 … First quartile in graduating class … Sister of Riena Jahnke ’24, who additionally performs hockey for Engineers.

Why RPI? “It is a terrific faculty to attend for a aggressive athletic and tutorial atmosphere.”

Ashlyn LewisAshlyn Lewis

Goalie (Catches Left)

Jersey #30

5-9 / Breckenridge, Colorado / North American Hockey Academy

Civil Engineering

  • Had 1.53 targets in opposition to common and .959 save proportion in 2020-21 … Had 1.62 targets in opposition to common and .925 save proportion in 2019-20 … Performed in JWHL All-Star Sport … All-League Second Staff … Staff received JWHL Playoff Championship … Performed with Rocky Mountain Tough Riders … Most Useful Participant to staff that received District Championship and superior to Nationwide Match for first time in program historical past … A number of Nationwide Camp invites.

Why RPI? “I selected RPI as a result of as soon as I stepped on campus for the primary time I knew it was the place for me athletically and academically. I additionally actually just like the staff atmosphere and it’s a place the place I can be pushed to be my greatest on a regular basis.”

Audrey McCutcheonAudrey McCutcheon

Ahead (Shoots Left)

Jersey #12

5-4 / St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec / Stanstead School


  • Had 25 targets and 23 assists in 58 video games in 2019-20 … Scored 28 targets with 20 assists in 2018-19 … Bursary Award from Basis “Athlete Excellence du Quebec” for greatest athletes in Quebec … Performed on Staff Quebec U-18 Staff at 2020 Canadian Nationwide Championship … Completed third.

Why RPI? “Above all the things I selected RPI as a result of I fell within the love with the place and the folks. Athletically, I selected RPI for a specific purpose: I wish to assist RPI girls’s hockey to climb the rankings and win an NCAA Championship in my 4 years.”

Michelle NutescuMichelle Nutescu

Protection (Shoots Left)

Jersey #2

5-7 / Northfield, Illinois / Shattuck-St. Mary’s College

Biomedical Engineering

  • 4 years at Shattuck-St. Mary’s … Three assists in 5 video games in 2021 Nationwide Match … Had 27 factors in 29 video games in 2018-19 … Staff received 2021 State Championship … JWHL Champions in 2020 and NIT Champions in 2019 … Third in 2018 Nationwide Match … Excessive Honor Roll … Marthina Drivebred prize (highest achievement in Spanish) … Graduated with distinction in BioScience … College proctor.

Why RPI? “I selected RPI due to the celebrated engineering program mixed with the chance to play on a D1 hockey staff. I needed to be alongside student-athletes with related targets and values. I selected to be part of a program that mixes innovative science with excessive degree athletics that may problem me to grow to be a student-athlete who can change the world.”

Rensselaer’s 2021-22 season begins with an exhibition sport in opposition to Université du Québec à Montréal on Sunday, September 19. The common season begins 5 days later when RPI travels to Mercyhurst College on September 24 for the primary of a two-game set.

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