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Five added to women’s hockey in the class of 2026

Women’s ice hockey | 07/18/2022 16:15:00

TROY, NY – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) head coach of the women’s ice hockey team Bryan Vines announced the addition of five freshman student-athletes to the 2022-23 roster. Three forwards and two defensemen will join the team this year. Two are from the United States, two from Canada and one from Germany.

“Our team is thrilled to welcome these five engineers to our family,” Vines said. “Their collective competitiveness, skill and tenacity will make solid additions to our team play. More importantly, their high character makes them a perfect fit for our team culture and values. Under the leadership of a strong core veterans, we anticipate significant contributions from this class as they build their legacy in Troy.

Here is an alphabetical list of Rensselaer recruits:

Sabrina Beaudoin
Position: Striker
Height: 5’7″
Hometown: Saint Sauvier, Quebec
Previous team(s): John Abbott College
Major: Commerce & Management
Why RPI: “I chose RPI for the excellent business school and competitive hockey program. I can’t wait to finally be part of this wonderful family!”

Nina Christoff
Position: Striker
Height: 5’4″
Hometown: Hammelburg, Germany
Previous team(s): select German national academy/team
Major: IT
Why RPI: “I know that at RPI I will be challenged every day to surpass what I thought was my best, whether in the classroom or on the ice. I look forward to the future and hope help RPI women’s hockey bring home our first national championship.”

Taryn Jacobs
Position: Defense
Height: 5’5″
Hometown: Walpole Island, Ontario
Previous team(s): South West U22
Major: Undeclared sciences
Why RPI: “I chose RPI because of the atmosphere created by the school and the people, which show a competitive nature that will push me to thrive in my studies and my sport.”

Sophie Jones
Position: Defense
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Westfield, Massachusetts
Previous team(s): Williston Northampton School/CT Polar Bears
Major: Engineering
Why RPI: “I chose RPI because of the amazing academic and athletic programs. Once I walked onto campus, I immediately fell in love with the welcoming community. I knew this was the place I could to pursue and excel in what I love to do, both athletically and academically.”

Kyley Toye
Position: Striker
Height: 5’7″
Hometown: Brick, New Jersey
Previous team(s): Lawrenceville School/NJ Titans
Major: Commerce & Management
Why RPI: “I chose RPI because of its outstanding academics as well as its athleticism at all levels. Attending a competitive school in both academy and athletics is exactly what I was looking for and when I entered the campus for the first time as a prospective student, I knew this was the perfect fit for me.”

Rensselaer posted a 9-23-0 overall record last season, including a 5-17-0 record in ECAC hockey play. The Engineers open their 2022-23 schedule Sept. 18, when they host Montreal in an exhibition game, before starting the regular season Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with a two-game series at St. Cloud State.