NCAA Commitments

Clough commits to stay in state at the University of St. Thomas

Posted on November 12, 2020

Madison Clough (Andover HS/Tradition White, D, 2021) to the University of St. Thomas Clough is from Andover, MN where she plays for the Andover High School team as well as Tradition White for the Elite League. Last season with her Andover squad, Clough put up 15 points in 24 games as a true offensive defenseman….

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Sarah Waszkielewicz commits to Lindenwood

Posted on November 10, 2020

Sarah Waszkielewicz (Buffalo Bisons U16, D, 2022) to Lindenwood University. Waszkielewicz is a New York native with great size and presence on the ice. She is 5’11” which gives her great reach and power as a defensemen. Waszkielewicz was later to show up on Neutral Zone’s radar, first scouted at Tier 1 Nationals in 2019…

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Ella Fesette commits to RIT

Posted on November 9, 2020

Ella Fesette (Northwood, F, 2022)  to Rochester Institute of Technology. Fesette competed at the 2018 USA Hockey U15 PDC, this was where Neutral Zone first reported on her impactful play. She is from Plattsburgh, NY and has played for Northwood since 2018. Her work ethic makes her impossible to ignore. She was the 11th ranked…

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Emma Conner to join Gophers next season

Posted on November 6, 2020

Emma Conner (Edina High School, F, 2021) to University of Minnesota. In late October, Neutral Zone learned of Conner’s commitment to the University of Minnesota. Conner was originally committed to Penn State but made the switch to the Gophers after promising junior season at Edina HS, a powerhouse program in Minnesota. Conner is an exceptional…

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Q&A: Kiley Erickson Talks Her Commitment to Boston College

Posted on September 9, 2020

Milton Academy D Kiley Erickson moved from her hometown, Duxbury High, to prep hockey at Milton with the goal of getting herself more exposure to NCAA programs. The move paid off, as last week the Mass. native committed to Boston College. After making the commitment official, Erickson participated in a one-on-one interview with Neutral Zone…

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NCAA: RPI Adds Jahnke Sisters For 2020 and 2021

Posted on March 30, 2020

Sisters Mika and Riena Jahnke announced that they have committed to RPI; both of the sisters were previously committed to Yale. Mika Jahnke is a going to join the Engineers in 2021. She’s a forward with the Dallas Stars Elite U19 team. “Jahnke handles the puck well in all situations; as a smaller player, she…

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NCAA: Khloe Lund Commits to Bemidji State, RPI Adds Two

Posted on March 20, 2020

Defenseman Khloe Lund will stay close to home, announcing this week that she had committed to play college hockey next season at Bemidji State, about 90 minutes from where she grew up in Thief River Falls, Minn. In 24 games this season as a senior, Lund had 36 points, including 22 goals from the blue…

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Madeline Palumbo Commits to Colgate University

Posted on May 20, 2019

Madeline Palumbo has committed to Colgate University and is set to be rostered for the 2023-2024 season. NZ scouts have noted Madeline for her high IQ and ability to think quickly. She has a talent for finding tape and setting up her teammates.  Not unlike most Canadians, Madeline started playing on an outdoor rink: “My…

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Maxi Bird Commits to LIU Brooklyn

Posted on May 13, 2019

LIU Brookly has secured Maxi Bird for the 2019-2020 season. NZ scouts have noted Bird on her impressive speed and forechecking capabilities. She has a no quit mentality and will make her opponents pay if they underestimate her. She tells us about how she started her hockey career: “I started playing hockey when I was…

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Abby Ruggiero Commits to Cornell for 2020

Posted on May 27, 2017

After fielding interest from several Division 1 programs, including Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Holy Cross, and Mercyhurst,15-year old prospect Abby Ruggiero of the Buffalo Regals announced via Twitter that she had made her decision to play NCAA Division 1 college hockey at Cornell University for the 2020 season. Inspired by older sister Emma (Buffalo State ‘19),…

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