Annika will play ice hockey, most likely in goal, for the university. She is a graduate of Princeton Day School (PDS), where she was a member of the PDS girls’ varsity squad for four years.
Annika began the sport at age four and has played on both boys’ and girls’ club teams. She has been recognized by the Women’s Interscholastic Hockey League of the Mid-Atlantic (WIHLMA) four times, twice as a Second Team All-WIHLMA member and twice as a First Teamer.
She’s also received All-State honors and was named Goalie of the Year by the New England Women’s Junior Hockey League.
Annika said she chose Lindenwood, “… because of the academic and athletic environment that it provides. My dream has always been to play Division I ice hockey, and being able to pursue my sport in college as well as receive a great education with the subject I want to major in (exercise science), made Lindenwood the perfect fit for me.”
Nicole Uliasz, head coach of Lawrenceville’s girls’ ice hockey team stated, “Annika is an extremely hardworking individual both on and off the ice. Her competitive edge in the net as well as her drive and passion for the game sets her ahead of the competition.”
PHOTO CAP: Annika Asplundh