Shannon Reilly became just the second Buckeye to be named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team last season, joining former All-American Tessa Bonhomme. The sophomore defenseman from Chanhassen, Minn., was named the team’s Most Valuable Freshman after leading her class with 24 points on six goals and 18 assists. Reilly participated in the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Camp last summer in Lake Placid, N.Y.
I am … a hot ginger from Minnesota.
I have … a one-eared dog named Casey.
I will … graduate from college.
I started playing hockey because … my dad and twin brothers did.
You would never guess that I … have been named the best dancer on the team.
The hardest thing I’ve ever done is … leave home.
Fans may not know this about the team … Hayley Klassen has frequent pow-wows and Olivia Antognoli secretly wants to be a ginger.
My favorite thing about the sport of hockey is … dangling.
My biggest pet peeve is … Sandy Nelson.
In 20 years, I would like to be … like my mom, Lisa.
When not at the rink, my favorite thing to do is … shop.
I am an avid fan of these sports teams … Minnesota Wild.
What are your pre-game rituals/routines? I have a lot of them, but to name a few … I always sit by Mac (Laura McIntosh) on away trips and Feste and I have a secret handshake we do before each time going on the ice. A new one is Natalie Spooner and I do the “Single Ladies” dance by Beyonce.
What was your best Christmas present this year? Uggs and a camera.
Any New Years Resolutions? Hang out in the living room more with my roommates Hayley, Sandy, Tonn and Liana.
Tell us about your family … I have three really talented brothers named Conner, Ryan and Mike, Jr., and a very energetic little sister named Caitlin. My mom, Lisa, and dad, Mike, are amazing and have always been very supportive.