Updated Chicago Mission U19 College Commitments
Since the inception of the Chicago Mission Girls Program in 2007/08 our focus has been on two complementing goals . One , was to create a positive hockey environment where our players can be trained and inspired to reach their potential both as players and people . Secondly , was to help our players achieve their goals of playing college hockey at the highest possible level .
We believe that the right academic fit is a given and of course it is the number one family priority . It goes without saying that the most important factor in a college selection is where the student /athlete will get the best education . However , with that said , our players do compete daily for Division 1 playing opportunities . Scholarships that can help a family off set the ridiculous cost of a higher education and potentially leave a student debt free upon graduation . We make no apology for this focus and our track record speaks for itself .
With that said , while winning is important our focus has never been and never will be on winning banners for the sake of winning banners . Our focus is on the simple goals stated above to help our players get better daily and to play college hockey at the highest possible level .The 2012 class has started to make commitments ( see below ) and we congratulate all of our players on their accomplishments . We are proud of all the players who have gone through the Mission in the past . Since our founding 4 short seasons ago 28 of our players have committed D1 and 14 D3 . Their example , hard work , and commitment has set the tone for the 2012 class . And the tradition continues .
Katie Daniels RPI, D1
Jackie Otto Minnesota St, D1
Kim Kowalczyk Union, D1
Hayley Williams Bemidgi, D1
Erica Greenen Wisconsin St Point, D3
Jackie McKay Wisconsin Eau Claire, D3
Brianna Wolf Wisconsin Eau Claire, D3
Megan Bozek Minnesota, D1
Whitney Routman Colgate, D1
Emma Rambo Union, D1
Amanda Boskovich Ohio State, D1
Corinne Boyles BC, D1
Casie Fields Northeastern, D1
Kathy Shei Colby, D3
Julie Bartosz St Marys, D3
Jennifer Caldwell Lake Forest, D3
Beth Hitchcock Trinity, D3
Jocelyn Simpson Colgate, D1
Caroline Campbell BU, D1
Becky Allis Ohio St, D1
Cara Gust Quinnepiac, D1
Jenny Kistner Maine, D1
Missy Denk Maine, D1
Claire Santostefano Northeastern, D1
Shannon Coleman Salvi Ragina, D3
Nina Laurie Adrian, D3
Kendall Coyne Northeastern, D1
Brianne Mahoney Princeton, D1
Jackie Wand St Lawrence, D1
Taylor Mahoney RPI, D1
Alli Savoda RPI, D1
Megan Menotti Maine, D1
Mackenzie Martin Middlebury, D3
Hannah Bielawski Middlebury, D3
Mary Debartolo St Marys, D3
Morgan Pope Lake Forest, D3
Sammi Edelson Trinity, D3
Catherine Heidersbach St Lawarence, D1
Fiona McKenna Princeton, D1
Casey Maciejewski Colgate, D1
Katie Fitzgerald Minnesota St Cloud, D1
Kelly Micholson Brown, D1
Sidney Peters Minnesota, D1
Margaret Zimmer UConn, D1
Eileen Harris Amhurst, D3
Katie Kim Middlebury, D3
Randi Fabsits St Catherines, D3
Kaille Heidersbach to St Lawrence
Mission U19 forward Kaille Heidersbach has accepted a full scholarship offer to St Lawrence University . After weighing several D1 offers Heidersbach a strong power forward committed to Head Coach Chris Wells several weeks ago . Heidersbach who has captained the Mission 19's the past two seasons was rewarded after years of hard work at various Illinois organizations , the last 3 seasons with the Mission .
After receiving several D1 offers last year Kaille made a very difficult decision to post grad this season . She had her heart set on St Lawrence and took a risk and it paid off , said Tony Cachey . Great kid , great player and will make an impact at the next level , added Cachey . On behalf of the entire Mission organization we wish Kaille and her family much success . Well Done !
Katie Fitzgerald Accepts Scholarship to Minnesota St Cloud
Mission U19 goalie Katie Fitzgerald has accepted a full scholarship offer to play Division 1 college hockey at Minnesota St Cloud . Katie has played virtually her entire career at the Mission . Katie and Sidney Peters shared the net last year on the National Runner Up Mission U16 team . An athletic , big game goaltender Katie has improved every year and continues to improve .She competes in multiple sports ( volleyball) and has met and surpassed all the demands of a two sport student athlete . More importantly , you will not meet a nicer kid . All of us at the Mission are very happy for Katie and her family . Congratulations !
Fionna McKenna Commits to Princeton
Fionna McKenna Mission U19 forward has committed to Princeton . Mckenna who started her career at the Mission as a U12 will join former Mission player Briane Mahoney ( 2011) at Princeton . Fionna is an unreal athlete and will be the first Mission player to go on to play two D1 sports as she will also be an important part of the Princeton soccer team . A junior Mckenna has still another two years to hone her game to make the jump to the Ivy league . She is a great example of what a student athlete should represent equally committed in the classroom as on the ice . We are proud of her and wish her nothing but the best . For right now , were thrilled she will be still in Mission colors for two more seasons . Congrats Fi , Dawn , Steve and the crew ....... well deserved !
Sidney Peters Accepts Scholarship to Minnesota
It is almost unheard of for a Illinois kid to go play for the Minnesota Golden Gophers . But Mission U19 goalie Sidney Peters will join former Mission player Megan Bozek ( 2010 ) in Minneapolis in two years on a full scholarship . Peters , still a junior , who led the USA U18 team in the net this August verbally committed to Coach Brad Frost several weeks ago . Peters a terrific goalie who is absolutely 100 percent committed to the game and getting better will make a nice addition to the already storied tradition at Minnesota . Peters who started her career at the Mission as a U12 has not forgotten . She is almost always out at U12 practices helping the young players always setting a great example of how to carry oneself . Congrats to Sid and her entire family !
Casey Maciejewski Accepts Scholarship to Colgate
Casey Maciejewski has accepted a Division 1 scholarship offer and will attend Colgate University . Casey who is a tenacious two way defensemen committed to Head Coach Scott Wiley last week . Casey who converted full time to defense 3 short years ago will be a welcome addition to the Colgate defensive lineup . A really skilled two way defensemen , but more importantly , one of the nicest kids Ive ever coached , said Tony Cachey upon hearing the news . Its a credit to Casey and her entire family that she is the person she is , and has been rewarded with this opportunity . .So to the whole Maciejewski family ( grandma too ) Congratulations !
Updated January 1 , 2012
Margaret Zimmer Verbally Commits D1 to University of Connecticut
Margaret Zimmer a strong power forward became the sixth Mission U19 player this year to commit D1 . Zimmer a born goal scorer who finds ways to get the big goals will add some immediate offensive punch to the UConn Huskies lineup . Margaret who is an excellent student weighed several options before committing to Coach Heather Linstad . We wish Margaret nothing but the best of luck . Congratulations !
Eileen Harris Verbally Commits to Amherst
Eileen Harris a 5 year Mission veteran verbally committed to Coach Jim Plumer at Amherst . Eileen who is an excellent student has found a perfect home both in the classroom and on the ice . A forward who has great speed and a competitive edge will become an immediate impact player at Amherst . Her desire to get better and willingness to learn make her a joy to coach and will serve her well at the next level . Congratulations to Eileen and her entire family.