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Update: Wisconsin confirms Boston College goalie Megan Miller will transfer to UW

Between the addition of Megan Miller and rising sophomore Ann-Renée Desbiens, the Badgers appear set between the pipes next season.

Wisconsin loses All-American Alex Rigsby in goal but appears to have options to replace her next season.
Wisconsin loses All-American Alex Rigsby in goal but appears to have options to replace her next season.
Larry Radloff
Megan Miller






Megan Miller








Boston College

Long Grove, Ill.


UPDATE (7/30/14 9:30 PM): Wisconsin has officially confirmed Miller's transfer to join the Badgers. Miller will wear No. 32 and have two seasons of eligibility at Wisconsin.


Looking to shore up its goaltending situation after the graduation of senior Alex Rigsby, it appears Wisconsin's women's hockey team will be adding another player between the pipes next season.

Multiple college hockey sources have confirmed to Bucky's 5th Quarter that Boston College women's goaltender Megan Miller will transfer to Wisconsin to play for the Badgers. Multiple messages left with Miller have not been returned.

Miller, a native of Long Grove, Illinois, has spent the past three seasons with the Eagles, seeing action in the past two. For her career, Miller has played in 15 games and has a goals-against average of 2.33 and save percentage of .906.

Provided she was granted a release from her scholarship by Boston College, Miller should be immediately eligible to play for the Badgers due to the one-time NCAA transfer exemption. Miller redshirted as a freshman, so she should have two seasons of eligibility at UW.

It's unclear exactly why Miller has decided to leave BC for Wisconsin. The Eagles graduated senior Corrine Boyes between the pipes, so one could assume she'd be in line for significant playing time next season.

Miller does have a connection at Wisconsin, however. In addition to her family residing just two hours away from Madison, Miller's older brother, Adam, is the third-string goaltender for the UW men's hockey team. Next season will be Adam's third with the Badgers.

It will be interesting to see how Miller fits into Mark Johnson's plans next season at Wisconsin. The Badgers return sophomore Ann-Renée Desbiens, who was nothing short of phenomenal between the pipes in her rookie season. Desbiens went 11-1 last season in 12 games, allowing just 12 goals against the entire season while carrying a .957 save percentage.

It would be a surprise to see anyone usurp Desbiens, but then again it's also a surprise to see a player of Miller's caliber leave Boston College to come to Wisconsin.

No matter what happens, it appears the Badgers have quality options in goal to replace Rigsby.

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