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Wisconsin women's hockey: Chicago forward Caitlin Schneider commits to Badgers

Schneider becomes the third member of Wisconsin's 2017 recruiting class, joining NAHA forwards Delaney Drake and Kyleigh Hanzlik.

Caitlin Schneider














Chicago Young Americans

Glenview, Ill.


The Wisconsin women's hockey team has added another piece for the future. As first reported by a member of the USCHO message board and independently confirmed by Bucky's 5th Quarter, Caitlin Schneider has given a verbal commitment to the Badgers.

"I'm so excited about my commitment. I still can't believe I'm going to be a Badger," Schneider said. "I would like to thank my family, most importantly my mom and dad. I would also like to thank all my coaches, teammates and friends that have supported and helped me along the way.

"It has been a great journey so far, but I know there is still a lot of work ahead for me and a lot that I want to accomplish."

As a late 1998 birth date, Schneider's commitment will be for 2017. Schneider is the third member of Wisconsin's 2017 recruiting class, joining North American Hockey Academy forwards Delaney Drake and Kyleigh Hanzlik.

"Caitlin just keeps getting better and better every year growing to play with a high level of confidence," CYA coach John Cimba said.

Schneider, who currently skates for the Chicago Young American's U16 program, is considered one of the best 1998-born players in the country. Schneider was one of 31 U18 girls invited to the 2014 USA Hockey Women's National Festival, and was one of only six forwards born in 1998.

Fellow Wisconsin recruits Sophia Shaver, Presley Norby, Alexis Mauermann and Mekenzie Steffen also participated in the event that took place in Lake Placid, N.Y., in August.

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