18 Hanna Åström
18 Hanna Åström
Height: 5-9
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
High School: German School of Stockholm
Position: F
Previous Team: Ormsta/SDE
S/C: L

2012-13 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Two goals, five assists ... Appeared in all 29 games.

Swedish National Team: Attended U20 Women’s National Team Elite Camp in 2012 … Won bronze medal at the 2010 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship in Chicago with Team Sweden … Won 4 Nations Tournament in 2009 in Moscow with U18 Women’s National Team … Attended U18 Women’s National Team Elite Camp in 2009.

Before Yale: Captain for Ormsta/SDE in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 … Assistant captain for Ormsta/SDE in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 … Won Division 1 East with Ormsta/SDE in 2010 … Ended her career as Ormsta/SDE’s all-time scoring leader (103 goals, 95 assists in 162 games) … Won Ormsta/SDE’s Youth of the Year award in 2009 … Won district tournament three times with Team Stockholm (2006, 2007, 2008) … Second place at district tournament with Team Stockholm in 2009 (assistant captain) … Second place at Regions Tournament with team East of Sweden in 2009 (assistant captain) and 2010.     

Notes: Coached U-12 girl's team … Yale’s first player from Sweden since Anna Jepson of Hasselby appeared in seven games as a freshman in the 2001-02 season … Third player from outside North America in Yale history … Hometown in Sweden (Örnsköldsvik) is 350 miles from hometown of Yale head coach Joakim Flygh (Tyringe).

Why Yale? “I fell in love with the campus the moment I set foot there. Also, Yale offers me the perfect combination of a great education and athletics on a high level, which would be impossible in Sweden.”