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Abby Roque was the WCHA's rookie of the year last season and its offensive player of the year in 2017-18.


The University of Wisconsin women's hockey team had the top offense and top defense in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, and one player on each side earned league honors on Wednesday.

Top-line center Abby Roque was named the WCHA's offensive player of the year and Kristen Campbell was awarded the goaltender of the year.

Both were key elements in the top-ranked Badgers' third straight regular-season championship.

Roque, a sophomore, led UW with 21 points in 24 league games, posting a five-game point streak from Oct. 20 to Nov. 4 with two goals and five assists.

She was fifth in league scoring after being the WCHA's rookie of the year in 2016-17.

Campbell, a redshirt sophomore transfer from North Dakota, was the only goalie to play in all 24 WCHA games and started her UW career 16-0 overall.

She led the league in save percentage (.941), goals-against average (1.16), record (20-2-2) and shutouts (eight).

Minnesota senior Sydney Baldwin was the WCHA's defensive player of the year, while Ohio State forward Emma Maltais was the rookie of the year.

The Buckeyes' Nadine Muzerall was the coach of the year, and Minnesota Duluth senior Catherine Daoust was the top student-athlete.

The Badgers play Bemidji State in the WCHA Final Face-Off semifinals at 2 p.m. Saturday in Minneapolis.


Todd D. Milewski covers Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey and the UW Athletic Department for the Wisconsin State Journal.