April 14, 2017
Columbus, Ohio— All-WCHA defenseman Jincy Dunne has been invited to the 2017 U.S. Women’s National Team Selection Camp. To be held from April 30-May 4, the camp will help determine the 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team roster.
USA Hockey will release the players selected to the U.S. Women’s National Team on May 5 after the conclusion of the camp. The 42 athletes will be participating in daily practices, off-ice testing, and three intrasquad scrimmages at Florida Hospital Center Ice in Tampa, Florida.
Of the 12 defensemen invited to the camp Dunne is the second-youngest of the bunch, but she already has a wealth of experience representing her country. The O’Fallon, Missouri native has played in three U18 World Championships, most notably as a captain in 2015 when her overtime goal gave USA the gold medal. She was also one of the final players cut from the U.S. Women’s National Team prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics; had she made the final roster she would have been the youngest to ever skate for the U.S. in the Olympics.
After redshirting for the 2015-16 season due to injury, Dunne made her collegiate debut in 2016-17 and had a phenomenal season. She was the only freshman in the WCHA to make an All-Conference team after being named Third Team All-WCHA, and she was also named to the All-Rookie team. She appeared in all 37 of Ohio State’s games, tallying four goals and dishing out 10 assists while blocking 75 shots, the most among all freshmen in the NCAA this past season. She was also named WCHA Rookie of the Week after OSU’s series sweep of Penn State and she took home WCHA Rookie of the Month honors for January.