Duluth Marshall forward Ilsa Lindaman commits to St. Thomas
After posting 52 points in 24 games last season with Duluth Marshall, Ilsa Lindaman announced her verbal commitment to play Division I hockey for St. Thomas.
DULUTH, Minn. — After posting 52 points in 24 games her sophomore season, Duluth Marshall forward Ilsa Lindaman announced her commitment to play Division I hockey at the University of St. Thomas.
Lindaman, the leading scorer for the Hilltoppers, helped push the team to a 17-8 record in 2021-22 with the team only falling to Proctor-Hermantown in the Section 7A championship game.
Netting 34 goals last year, Lindaman was one of the top goal scorers in Minnesota.
The 16-year-old has lived in Minnesota for many years now but was actually born and raised in the Boston area for the first few years of her life.
When the Lindaman family first came to Duluth, a hockey stick was left in the house they moved into, which gave Ilsa a spark of interest into trying the sport.
It also helped having Proctor-Hermantown player Izy Fairchild and her family as neighbors -- who helped convince Ilsa into lacing up the skates.
Ever since then, Lindaman has excelled on the ice. The 5-foot-9 forward uses size to her advantage to play a gritty game for the Hilltoppers.
After a successful sophomore campaign, Lindaman announced her verbal commitment to play at St. Thomas.
"729 more days until I get to put a Tommies jersey on. Thank you to all my friends, family, and coaches for all your support and dedication to my truest passion," said Lindaman on her Instagram page on Sept. 9.
Although the recruiting process did prove to be a bit hectic and tiresome for the 16-year-old forward, she feels confident in her decision to play for the Tommies.
Lindaman is excited to put on a jersey for a new up-and-coming D-I program and to compete in the WCHA.
The Duluth Marshall forward does have aspirations to compete at the professional level one day.
"That's part of why I chose St. Thomas is because I think they would be able to help me get there," said Lindaman.
For her final two years of high school before heading off to college, Lindaman has hopes to try and get past the Proctor-Hermantown Mirage to get to the state tournament and is also working on improving her hockey IQ skills to round out her game.
When she's not out on the ice, Lindaman can typically be found hanging out with friends, playing sports with her brothers, or cooking and baking things like her signature chocolate chip cookies.