17 Mandi Schwartz
17 Mandi Schwartz
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wilcox, Sask.
High School: Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
Position: F
Previous Team: Team Saskatchewan

Notes: Returned to Yale for Spring 2010 semester after a year away from school battling leukemia ... Named best passer on the team in midseason survey her sophomore year ... Brothers, Jaden (Tri-City Storm, USHL) and Rylan (Colorado College), both play hockey as well.

2009-10: Returned to Yale on Jan. 8 after a year away from school battling leukemia.

2008-09 (Junior): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... One assist in 11 games ... Extended streak of consecutive games played to 73 before being diagnosed with leukemia in December ... Team held fundraiser in her honor in the spring, selling Yale Hockey "17" t-shirts, and also combined with Yale football team for a bone marrow donor testing drive.

2007-08 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Third on team in assists with 10 ... Also had four goals and 14 points in 31 games, including 11 points in the last 18 games ... Had three assists in 5-0 win over Cornell.

2006-07 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Appeared in all 31 games, scoring five goals and adding eight assists ... Scored first collegiate goal in 3-1 win over Quinnipiac Nov. 4 ... Scored game-tying goal at Harvard in game two of the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals with 2:36 left.

HOCKEY CANADA: Attended Team Canada U-22 conditioning camp in June 2006 ... Also attended U-22 Top 40 Camp in Ottawa in summer of 2006.

Before Yale: Won bronze medal with Team Saskatchewan at 2003 Canada Games ... Was captain and four-year letter winner at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame ... Hounds won Macs tournament twice and were three-time Western Canadian and Provincial Champions ... Also played volleyball and ran cross country.

Off the Ice: Member of Calhoun College ... Hobbies include speed swimming, hiking and cross country skiing ... Part of Adopt a Team program. 

Nickname: Schwartzy, Mandalay
Favorite musician: Keith Urban
Favorite food: Ice cream, PBJ sandwiches
Favorite quote: The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no-one else is watching.
Favorite athlete: Hailey Wickenheiser
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Kelowna, B.C.; any place I have friends to visit
Favorite TV show: Friends
What is the strongest part of your game? Determination to get and keep control of the puck and to make good plays.