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Shattuck-St. Mary's goaltender Genevieve Klein commits to reigning national champion Ohio State

The Buckeyes have had an eventful recruiting month in October, picking up Minnesota native Josie St. Martin and now Shattuck-St. Mary's standout Genny Klein.

Shattuck-St. Mary's girls hockey team
The Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep girls hockey team.

FARIBAULT, Minn — The Ohio State women's hockey team has had a big recruiting month in October. The Buckeyes first picked up a commitment from Minnesota native and U18 Team USA forward Josie St. Martin , and have now also committed standout Shattuck-St. Mary's goaltender Genevieve Klein.

Klein, a 5-foot-7 native of New Jersey, moved to Minnesota with her family in seventh grade and has posted over a .925 save percentage in each season with Sabres, with her best being a .957 in 19 games.

"I'm athletic, I make smart reads on plays, and I can make saves that other goalies can't," says Klein of her strengths out on the ice.

Growing up in New Jersey, Klein had a few cousins who played the sport of hockey, and once her older brother decided to start playing the sport - she wanted to as well.

As a child, Klein did not enjoy skating very much, but then tried being a goaltender and eventually fell in love with the position.


The Ohio State commit played boys AAA hockey in New Jersey, but it was not the best fit as the goaltender would have to travel about an hour away to get to practice and had games in various other states (such as Maryland) on weekends.

"One of my summer hockey coaches, she played at Shattuck, so she was in contact with Coach Ellie about me."

The goaltender then played with a Shattuck Futures team in a tournament, and they liked her game a lot, so the whole Klein family decided to make the move to Minnesota.

Klein is the middle sibling of two brothers — the oldest, Jameson , just graduated from Lakeville North and currently plays in the NCDC with the Mercer Chiefs, while her younger brother, Shane , is 15 and plays for the Lakeville North Bantam AA team.

Genevieve, a.k.a Genny, had a big decision to make on where to play Division I hockey, and took about five different college visits where she wanted to see and feel the size of the school and talk with the coaches and the team.

On Oct. 12, Klein announced her verbal commitment to play for the Ohio State University.

"I just love how coach Muzerall runs the program. For me, it's really similar to Shattuck. They have great academics and they're a winning team so I wanted to be a part of that."

The 5-foot-7 goaltender will be familiar with plenty of teammates once she gets to college, as her current teammate Delaney Fleming is also committed to the Buckeyes, and she knows current players Makenna Webster and Sydney Morrow , both SSM alumni.


Klein had a busy offseason this past summer, being one of only eight goalies to earn an invite to the USA Select-18s camp where she posted a .911 save percentage over four games.

You can expect the Shattuck-St. Mary's goaltender to hit the ice for Ohio State in 2024-25.

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth and high school hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies.
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