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Maggie Scannell, one of the top players in the class of 2024, commits to Wisconsin

Scannell, a member of the 2022 Team USA U18 roster and one of the top point producers at Shattuck-St. Mary's, announced that she will play Division I hockey at Wisconsin.

Three players in dark blue jerseys with white helmets hug each other.
Team USA's Maggie Scannell, Madison Kaiser, and Finley McCarthy celebrate scoring a goal against Team Canada at the U18 Women's World Championship in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

FARIBAULT, Minn. — Another one of the top 2006-born players in women's hockey is off the board after Maggie Scannell announced her verbal commitment to play Division I hockey at Wisconsin.

The 16-year-old Scannell put up 69 points (46 goals, 23 assists) in 60 games last year for Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep, good for third in points scored on the team.

The forward was also a part of the United States' 2022 U18 Women's World Championship team that took home a silver medal last summer at the Badgers' home rink, LaBahn Arena, in Madison. Scannell posted three points in five games for Team USA.

Maggie Scannell Career Statistics

The 5-foot-10 skater grew up in Wynantskill, New York — about a 20-minute drive from the capital city of Albany. Growing up in a city with a population of just over 4,000, Scannell was surrounded by hockey at a young age with both her father and older brother playing the sport.

"I remember growing up and in our backyard we had a rink in the winter time, so we had all those memories outside there and it was just so much fun," Scannell said.

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The forward played mainly boys hockey when she was younger with the Clifton Park Dynamo before heading over to Minnesota to play for Shattuck-St. Mary's in high school. The 16-year-old visited Shattuck before enrolling and thought that the school would be the best fit for her.

Now entering her junior season, Scannell has amassed 103 points (65 goals, 38 assists) in 91 games during her time at the Minnesota school. She was second in total points scored her freshman year and third for her sophomore season.

Prior to announcing her commitment to Wisconsin on October 28, Scannell had a busy offseason competing with Team USA at the 2022 U18 Women's World Championship and the U18 Summer Series in Canada.

Scannell was one of just two 2006 birth year players on the team that competed in Madison, making her the second youngest player on the entire roster. Despite her age, the forward posted two goals and an assist in five games to help propel Team USA to a silver medal.

The New York native hopes to make the U18 roster again for the next world championship tournament set to be held in January 2023 in Sweden. Everyone on the team has to try out again each year, and the next U18 WWC roster will likely be revealed in the next month or so.

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Scannell is very excited to be committed to Wisconsin, but took her time going through the recruiting process this summer.

"I took my time and I appreciated the process and I'm so grateful for all the relationships I made," she said about her decision. "I loved the meeting new people part of it. Wisconsin felt like the perfect fit on my visit, and the support of the coaches along with friends, family, and the hockey community — I can't wait to be a part of it."

Scannell will be in familiar company as she knows plenty of current Badgers and future teammates such as Finley McCarthy , Laila Edwards , and Claire Enright .

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As one of the top players in the class of 2024, Wisconsin is getting a high-level player who can put the puck in net but can also set up teammates.

"I'm a 200-foot player and I always play for my teammates around me. I'm a strong skater and I'm gritty and relentless," Scannell said.

The forward grew up playing lacrosse, which she enjoys playing in the offseason. Her older brother currently plays Division I lacrosse for Canisius. Scannell still has two years left of high school before heading off to Wisconsin where she will likely hit the ice in the fall of 2024.

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