11 - Natalie Wedell
Natalie Wedell
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arden Hills, Minn.
High School: Mounds View
Position: F
Major: Economics
Previous Team: Mounds View
S/C: L
Residential College: Timothy Dwight

2012-13 (Senior): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Scored first career goal on Senior Day, helping Yale beat Princeton 4-2 ... Did not incur a penalty, extending her streak of games without a penalty to 55 ... One goal, one assist in 28 games.

2011-12 (Junior): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Two assists in 23 games ... Did not incur a penalty.

2010-11 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Appeared in 24 games and incurred just two penalties.

2009-10 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... First career point came on assist in 10-1 win vs. Sacred Heart Nov. 27 ... One assist in 28 games ... Incurred only one penalty.

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: Also on track and field team at Yale (throws) ... 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."