Five Added to Women’s Hockey in Class of 2026

Women’s Ice Hockey | 7/18/2022 4:15:00 PM

TROY, NY – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) head women’s ice hockey coach Bryan Vines has announced the addition of five freshmen student-athletes to the 2022-23 roster. Joining this year’s team will be three forwards and two defensemen. Two are from the United States, two are from Canada and one is from Germany.

“Our team is thrilled to welcome these five Engineers to our family,” said Vines. “Their collective competitiveness, skill and tenacity will make strong additions to our team game. Most importantly, their high character make them a seamless fit for our team culture and values. Under the guidance of a strong veteran core, we anticipate meaningful contributions from this class as they build their legacy in Troy.”

Below is an alphabetical list of Rensselaer’s recruits:

Sabrina Beaudoin
Position: Forward
Height: 5’7″
Hometown: Saint Sauvier, Quebec
Previous Team(s): John Abbott College
Major: Business & Management
Why RPI: “I chose RPI for the excellent business school and the competitive hockey program. I can’t wait to finally be part of this wonderful family!”

Nina Christopher
Position: Forward
Height: 5’4″
Hometown: Hammelburg, Germany
Previous Team(s): Selects Academy/German National Team
Major: Computer Science
Why RPI: “I know at RPI I will be challenged every day to rise above what I thought was my best, whether that’s in the classroom or on the ice. I look forward to the future and hope to help RPI women’s hockey bring home our first national championship.”

Taryn Jacobs
Position: Defense
Height: 5’5″
Hometown: Walpole Island, Ontario
Previous Team(s): Southwest U22
Major: Undeclared Sciences
Why RPI: “I chose RPI because of the atmosphere provided by the school and the people, who show a competitive nature which will push me to thrive in my academics and athletics.”

Sophia Jones
Position: Defense
Height: 5’3″
Hometown: Westfield, Massachusetts
Previous Team(s): Williston Northampton School/CT Polar Bears
Major: Engineering
Why RPI: “I chose RPI because of the amazing academic and athletic programs. Once I stepped on campus, I immediately fell in love with the welcoming community. I knew this was the place I could pursue and excel at what I love to do, both athletically and academically.”

Kylee Toye
Position: Forward
Height: 5’7″
Hometown: Brick, New Jersey
Previous Team(s): Lawrenceville School/NJ Titans
Major: Business & Management
Why RPI: “I chose RPI because of its exceptional academics as well as athletics across the board. Attending a school that is competitive in both academics and athletics is exactly what I was looking for and when I stepped onto campus for the first time as a prospective student I knew it was the perfect fit for me.”

Rensselaer posted a 9-23-0 overall record last season, including a 5-17-0 mark in ECAC Hockey play. The Engineers open their 2022-23 schedule on September 18, when they host Montreal in an exhibition game, before beginning regular season play on September 30 and October 1 with a two-game series at St. Cloud State.

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