Wayne State has announced that four prospective student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at WSU in the fall of 2008.
Forwards Alyssa Baldin and Veronique Laramee-Paquette, defenseman Marlee Fisher and goaltender Delayne Brian will join the Warriors for the 2008-09 season.
"I am excited about the incoming class. We feel we are bringing in a great group that will continue to help us move in the right direction," said Warriors' head coach Jim Fetter. "These recruits are coming in with experience both at the junior level and internationally. I want to thank my staff for their hard work and for putting in endless hours towards our recruiting campaign. They did a great job and we are looking forward to getting our new Warriors on the ice this fall."
Baldin, a native of Mississauga, Ont., who was selected to the Ontario Blue team at the 2007 National Women's Under-18 Championships, played three years of junior hockey for the Mississauga Jr. Chiefs. She totaled 28 points in 2007-08 and 24 points the previous season while serving as team captain. Baldin is due to graduate from Loyola Catholic Secondary School in June, where she played four years of varsity hockey and led the team to four straight Region of Peel championships.
Laramee-Paquette played two years for Les Cheminots, a Junior AA team out of St. Jerome, Quebec. She aided the team to a first-place finish in 2007-08 and finished third in the league in scoring (25-36--61) after wrapping up the second-place 2006-07 campaign as the fifth-leading scorer. The Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, native will graduate this year from CEGEP de St. Jerome, where she was named Student of the Year in 2006 with excellence in biology and geography while earning Athlete of the Year honors three times.
Fisher totaled seven goals and nine assists while serving as an assistant captain for the Ottawa NCCP Capitals in 2008, silver medalists in the Provincial Women's Hockey League Championships as well as the Ontario Women's Hockey Association provincial championships. She was selected to the OWHA Team Ontario Blue in 2007 and was voted Most Sportsmanlike Player at the Canadian U-18 National Championships. A native of Kingston, Ontario, Fisher will graduate from Frontenac Secondary School where she participated in five different sports for the Falcons and was a member of the honor roll all four years.
A 2008 silver medalist as part of Hockey Canada's Under-18 national team, Brian spent the 2007-08 season with the Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League. She led the league in goals-against average (1.25), wins (17) and shutouts (6) during the regular season and finished third in minutes played (1053). Brian went 9-2 with a 1.92 GAA and three shutouts in the SFMHL playoffs, leading the team to a league championship and the Western Shield title. The Winnipeg native was also a finalist with Team Manitoba in the 2007 Canada Games and has been invited to this year's Hockey Canada U-22 Conditioning Camp.