Incoming freshmen Baylee Wellhausen, Taylar Cianfarano and Maddie Rolfes were named to the inaugural USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA high school girls ice hockey team on Sunday.
All three were members of Team USA that took silver in the recent IIHF World Juniors U-18 tournament in Hungary. Cianfarano was the leading goal-scorer in that tournament with six, and second in overall in points, with eight. Wellhausen had a goal and two assists over the tournament while Rolfes added three assists.
Cianfarano won a directorate award as one of the best players of the tournament.
An interesting additional note on the USA Today list: a second-team mention was given to Nicolet High School freshman Nicole Unsworth. Unsworth plays on the University School of Milwaukee co-op team.
Unsworth will be a player to watch as she continues as a high school prospect. She broke the school season record for points and scored the most points in Wisconsin prep hockey this season –- boys or girls. She had 63 goals and 44 assists in just 27 games. As a freshman. You can be certain Unsworth is on Badger coach Mark Johnson's radar and I'll be making a point to go see her play here in Milwaukee the next chance I get.