Anna Podein, Benilde-St. Margaret's
4. Benilde-St. Margaret's
2019-2020 Record: 19-8
2019-2020 Finish: Class AA, Section 6 semifinals (lost to Edina)
The Red Knights very quietly won nearly 20 games last season thanks in large part to the play of their defense, which features three future Division I players.
Among those players slated for Division I blue line futures are seniors Abby Hancock (3-18-21) and Anna Podein (7-11-18), who have signed National Letters of Intent with Brown and Vermont, respectively. Joining those two is highly touted junior Emma Peschel (8-12-20), who is verbally committed to Ohio State.
On offense, the Red Knights will need another 20-goal (or more) season from junior Mary Zavoral (20-7-27), and for senior and Boston University commit Olivia Haag to build on her 10-goal, 19-point performance from the 2019-2020 campaign.
The Red Knights will replace graduated goaltender Rose Beeman with senior Sacred Heart commit Carly Greene, who recorded a save percentage of .905 and three shutouts last season.
Emma Peschel, Benilde-St. Margaret's