April 3, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- After helping the United States win silver at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championships, incoming Wisconsin women’s hockey freshmen Baylee Wellhausen, Taylar (T.T.) Cianfarano and Maddie Rolfes were named to the inaugural American Family Insurance All-USA High School Girls Ice Hockey Team, USA Today announced on Wednesday.
The trio all picked up first-team honors, while Wellhausen was also named the first American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Ice Hockey Player of the Year.
Wellhausen, a native of Williams Bay, Wis., scored 43 goals and tallied 36 assists for a total of 79 points in 42 games this season while playing at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Last season, Wellhausen led SSM with 33 goals and helped the Sabres to a third-place showing at the national championships. The niece of Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato, Wellhausen recorded three points at the 2014 IIHF U18 World Championships and was named the U.S. Player of the Game on March 23 vs. Russia.
Cianfarano, a forward from Owesgo, N.Y., scored 53 goals and 50 assists for a total of 103 points in 43 contests at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. She led the team in points her junior and sophomore years, recording a total of 75 goals and 72 assists in 63 games last season as a junior and 70 goals and 55 assists the season prior. At last month’s world championships, Cianfarano was named the forward of the tournament after tallying six goals and two assists during five games. Cianfarano recorded a hat trick in Team USA’s 7-0 win over Sweden and was named the U.S. Player of the Game for her efforts.
Rolfes, a teammate of Wellhausen’s at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, recorded 11 goals and 20 assists for the Sabres this season in 39 contests. A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Rolfes had a solid tournament on Team USA’s blue line, tallying three assists in five contests while earning a +4 rating. At last year’s IIHF U18 World Championships, she earned a tournament-best +11 rating and was named the U.S. Player of the Game vs. Czech Republic.