11 Natalie Wedell
|Hometown:||Arden Hills, Minn.|
|High School:||Mounds View|
USA Hockey: Attended 2009 Open Olympic Tryouts. Before Yale: Captained ice hockey and track and field teams, and was all-conference and all-state academic in both sports, at Mounds View... Chosen for the inaugural 2008 Upper Midwest High School Elite League East Metro team ... One of four senior defensemen on the All-Star UMHSEL team that won the 2008 Bauer Invitational Tournament ... Played for the Section 5A/AA team that won the 2009 Senior Classic, and for the Section 5A/AA team that won the Phase 2 Advanced 16 final ... Participated in 2008 Junior Fest ... Attended 2007 Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association Freshmen/Sophomore Camp ... Played forward on festival-winning team at 2006 Minnesota Hockey Advanced 15 Camp ... Fifth in discus and helped team to 2009 True Team State Track and Field Championship ... Fifth in discus and helped team to second-place finish at 2008 True Team State Track and Field meet ... Helped team to 2007 True Team State Track and Field Championship. Notes: Sister, Lauren, plays on 14AAA team coached by former Yale hockey player Erika Hockinson-Spande '04 ... Grandfather Dick Wedell was mayor of Shoreview, Minn., and founder of Lake Region youth hockey association. Why Yale? "When I visited Yale, it felt right. There is a great sense of community on campus. All of the other coaches I spoke with emphasized the great friends I would make on their teams. Yale emphasized the great friends I would make in addition to the team."