COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lauren Boyle, senior defenseman for the Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team, has been selected by the Minnesota Whitecaps in the 2018 National Women’s Hockey League draft.
“Boyle is very deserving to move to the next level,” head coach Nadine Muzerall said. “She has made many sacrifices and has been very dedicated to taking her game to the next level. She is a powerful and disciplined defenseman whose understanding of the game has grown over the years. No better place to play than the neighborhood you grew up in. We know she will make our Buckeye family very proud. We wish her well.”
Boyle is in the latter half of her final season in Columbus where she’s played a vital role in bringing the program to new heights. Among the highlights of her career, Boyle scored the game winning goal against Boston College in the 2018 NCAA quarterfinal matchup that send the Buckeyes to their first Frozen Four in program history. She has 59 career points from 15 goals and 44 assists.
“For myself growing up in Minnesota and know the dedicated players and people involved with this organization and their passion for growing the women’s game, I am very honored and humbled,” Boyle said.