ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) With women's sports on the rise, there is no better time than now for Hononegah's Paige Taborski to be on track for a spot on the women's national hockey team one day. The goalie will have an opportunity to impress the scouts this week.
Taborski is one of 72 total players and one of only eight goalies nationally invited by USA Hockey to the U18 Select Player Development Camp this week in St. Cloud, MN.
The 15-year-old plays her club hockey for the Madison Capitols in Wisconsin. She won 13 games and posted a .944 save percentage last year.
The Roscoe native will get to learn from current women's national team members as well as have a chance to earn a spot at the U18 National Festival in Lake Placid, New York next month.
The Hono junior said she looks forward to this opportunity.
"It's really good because I get to learn from some of the best coaches around," explained Taborski. "It's really cool to be able to compete with some of the top players around the nation. It's been my goal for a long time. It's exciting to be to get one step further. But if I don't make it this year, there's always next year. I just got to keep working hard."
The camp runs from July 15-21.