There's no Daryl Watts in this group to provide one-stop points, but UW should be ready to spread the offense a bit more. A main line from Jesse Compher, centered around Britta Curl and Sophie Shirley, could serve to rekindle Shirley's scoring punch; He has scored 20 goals in 59 video games in the past two seasons after scoring 29 goals as a sophomore.
Up-to-date international experience is the rule at Ahead Corps. Compher was in the final season of the Olympics. She was joined by Lacey Eden at the World Championships in the US pool Curl, Shirley, Laila Edwards, Casey O'Brien, Maddi Wheeler and Sarah Wozniewicz competed in a summer season series between pools of American college players and Canadians. Edwards, Claire Enright and Kirsten Simms played for the US at the U-18 World Championship at LaBahn Arena in June.
Edwards, who at 6-foot-1 is the tallest player on a UW team with Jinelle Zaugg, was the MVP of the U18 event. He had four goals and four assists in five games.
27 | goals was what O'Brien scored in 38 games last season after scoring just two of 21 as a freshman.