MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team and head coach Trina Bourget announced today the signing of Carla MacLeod (Calgary, Alberta) and Kathy Devereaux (Seaforth, Ontario) to a national letter of intent. MacLeod, a defender, and Devereaux, a forward, will attend Wisconsin at the start of the Fall 2001 semester. This brings the number of student-athletes that have signed for the upcoming school year to seven.
MacLeod, a 5-4 right-handed shot, joins Wisconsin from the Oval X-Treme program in Calgary. A member of the Under-22 Canadian National Team since 1999, MacLeod bolsters an already stellar Badger defense. The defender played in four Esso Women’s National Championships with Oval X-Treme, winning gold in 2001 and 1998. The squad won bronze in 2000 and silver in 1999. She has played the past five years with the X-Treme and has twice played for Team Alberta in the Canada Winter Games. The 2001 Bishop Carroll High School graduate played eight years of boys’ hockey before skating with girls.
Carla is the daughter of Edna and Gerry MacLeod. One of four children, she is the cousin of incoming University of Denver Pioneer freshman hockey player Jeff Drummond.
Devereaux, a 5-6 left-handed transfer, also joins the Badgers after playing for Oval X-Treme. A four-year member of the X-Treme program, Devereaux spent 1998-00 as a member of the University of Calgary women’s team. She served the Dinosaurs, one of the top college teams in Canada, as an assistant captain. A member of the 2000 Under-22 Canadian National Team, she skated two years with the London Devilettes before her stint with Calgary. A member of the Stratford Aces from grades 9-11, Devereaux competed for Team Ontario along side current Badger sophomore Meghan Hunter in the Canadian Winter Games in 1997 and helped the team to a silver medal.
The junior played in this year’s Esso National Championships in Canada with her Oval X-Treme team, winning gold. Her team has won two golds, a silver and bronze medal at the event in the last four years. Devereaux also experienced hockey on wheels as a member of Canadian Roller Hockey. In 1999, she competed with the team at the Global Games in Kitchner, Ontario.
Kathy is the daughter of Lorraine and Ken Devereaux. Kathy’s brother, Boyd Devereaux, is a former first round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers and currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings.
“We’re thrilled with the additions of Kathy Devereaux and Carla MacLeod,” said Bourget. “Both players have had experience playing at the national level in Canada with the under-22 national team program. Kathy is a speedy forward who’s going to add depth to our offense. I am looking forward to her coming in as an impact player, because of her skill and her maturity. Carla will be helping out an already impressive defensive corps. She’s just a solid defensive player on the blue line.”
MacLeod, Devereaux and the Badgers open the 2001-02 season on Friday, Oct. 12 when the take to the ice in St. Cloud, Minn., against the St. Cloud State Huskies. The game starts at 7:05 p.m.
Name Ht. Shot Pos. Hometown/Last Team
Jessica Bernal 5-6 L G Chatsworth, Calif./West Valley Wolves
Jocelyn Cookson 5-7 L F Edina, Minn./Bloomington Jefferson H.S.
Kathy Devereaux 5-6 L F Seaforth, Ont./Oval X-Treme
Molly Engstrom 5-9 R D Siren, Wis./Culver Academy
Jackie Friesen 5-11 L F Regina, Sask./Regina Royals
Carla MacLeod 5-4 R D Calgary, Alta./Oval X-Treme
Amy Vermeulen 5-6 R F Saskatoon, Sask./Cokanie Comets