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The Field House Chronicles: Women’s hockey preseason favorites

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Plus volleyball looks to bounce back and women’s soccer faces a huge test.

David Stluka

Welcome to The Field House Chronicles, where we look at the goings on of the wide world of Badger sports. We almost called it “The Field House / Kohl / LaBahn / Goodman / Porter / McClimon / Nielson / URidge Chronicles,” but it maxes out the character limit. Take a look as we highlight the happenings of UW sports that are not football or men’s basketball.

Women’s Hockey

The Wisconsin women’s hockey team, which opens the season September 27 at Lindenwood, was selected to win the WCHA by the coaches.

Rival Minnesota was selected to finish second, and received a first place vote from Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson, who could not vote for his own squad.

WCHA Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll

1. Wisconsin (6 first place votes), 36 points
2. Minnesota (1), 31 points
3. Ohio State, 24 points
4. Minnesota Duluth, 23 points
5. Bemidji State, 15 points
6. Minnesota State, 12 points
7. St. Cloud State, 6 points

Also, the Badgers received a number of individual preseason honors. Senior forward Abby Roque was selected preseason WCHA Co-Player of the Year, sharing the honor with Emma Maltais from an Ohio State University.

Preseason WCHA Co-Player of the Year, Abby Roque
David Stluka

Naturally, Roque was named to the All-WCHA team, and she was joined by teammates forward Sophie Shirley, defensewoman MeKenzie Steffen, and goaltender Kristen Campbell.

Preseason All-WCHA goalie Kristen Campbell
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Notably absent from the All-WCHA team is 2018 Patty Kazmaier Award winner Daryl Watts, who transferred to Wisconsin from Boston College.

While Wisconsin did not take is preseason WCHA Rookie of the Year, which went to Minnesota’s Madeline Withington.

That said, Wisconsin’s Grace Shirley and Dara Grieg both received votes for preseason ROY.

No. 9 Volleyball

Listen, folks, Matt Rock has you covered for vollebyall, so make sure to check out his latest rendition of The Sett.

The Badgers head to Clemson, S.C. this weekend for the Clemson Invitational. Wisconsin faces South Carolina Friday, Sept 13 at 5 p.m., and then it will take on Clemson at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 14.

Both games will air on 100.9 FM, but TV doesn’t appear to be an option. If you want to dish out for the ACC network, the Clemson game will air there.

UW Athletics

No. 22 Women’s Soccer

Only one game for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team (4-1-1), as it will travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to take on No. 5 UCLA (4-1-0). Wisconsin’s strength of schedule has been quite difficult so far, so the Badgers should be ready for the Bruins.

No TV and no radio for this one.

Men’s Soccer

Men’s soccer (2-2-0) plays tonight at 6:30 p.m. against Butler. This one will be played in

Again, no TV or radio. UWBadgers.com directs you to Butler athletics’ Facebook page to watch, so you might be able to see the game there?

Women’s Golf

Women’s golf travels to Toledo, Ohio to play in the Glass City Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Yet again, no TV and no radio...