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Badgers women's hockey team picked to finish second in WCHA

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The Badgers women's hockey team has been picked to finish second in the WCHA behind Minnesota. Wisconsin junior Sarah Nurse picked up a vote for the league's preseason player of the year honor.

The Badgers open the season Oct. 2 against Providence in San Jose, California.

2015-16 WCHA Coaches' Preseason Poll

1             Minnesota (6)                       48
2             Wisconsin (2)                      44
3             North Dakota                         35
4             Bemidji State                         31
5             Minnesota Duluth                  26
6             Ohio State                             20
7             St. Cloud State                      13
8             Minnesota State                    7

(note: coaches could not vote for their own teams in the poll and points were awarded on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 system)

WCHA Preseason Player of the Year (votes)
Hannah Brandt, Sr., F, Minnesota (7)
Sarah Nurse, Jr., F, Wisconsin (1)

WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year (votes)
Sarah Potomak, Fr., F, Minnesota (4)
Jincy Dunne, Fr., D, Ohio State (2)
Mikaela Gardner, Fr., D, Wisconsin (1)
Sophia Shaver, Fr., F, Wisconsin (1)

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