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Lizzie Patton

Lizzie Patton, a Mauston senior, represented the Baraboo co-op girls hockey team on the All-Badger Conference team.

Lizzie Patton will depart the Badger Lightning girls hockey program, a Baraboo co-op, as a member of the All-Badger Conference team.

The Mauston High School senior was named a second-team defenseman by the Badger Conference coaches — the lone member of the Lightning to receive an all-conference honor in 2018-19.

“I can’t say enough good things about Lizzie,” Lightning coach Tasha Zagorodnikova said. “She’s an incredibly smart young lady and hockey player.

“We will miss her skills and great attitude next year. I am looking forward to seeing this young lady starting her next chapter of her life.”

Patton had five goals and five assists on the year, while she was also the leader of a Lightning team that was constantly facing pressure.

“She is an outstanding defenseman,” Zagorodnikova said. “It is safe to say she was our defense this season. She is an outstanding captain who helped the team on the ice and off to stay positive through the difficult season.”

The Lightning compiled a 1-16 record on the season, including 0-10 in Badger Conference play, in a season that ended with a 6-0 loss to the Beloit co-op in a WIAA regional.

Patton was also the Lightning’s only all-conference selection last season, when she earned honorable mention recognition.

ALL-BADGER NORTH GIRLS HOCKEY

FIRST TEAM

Forwards: Anika Einbeck, so., Beloit co-op; Alyssa Knauf, so., Beloit co-op; Zephryn Jager, jr., Sun Prairie co-op. Defensemen: Cammi Ganshert, sr., Beloit co-op; Mack Rosin, jr., Sun Prairie co-op. Goalie: Abigail Severson*, jr., Viroqua co-op.

<&SPAGEm>*unanimous selection</&SPAGEm>

SECOND TEAM

Forwards: Haley Knauf, jr., Beloit co-op; Sierra Berg, sr., Middleton co-op; Maia Barendregt, sr., Viroqua co-op. Defensemen: Lizzie Patton, sr., Baraboo co-op; Megan Biesmann, sr., Middleton co-op. Goalie: Gwen Parker, sr., Middleton co-op.

HONORABLE MENTION

Beloit co-op: Olivia Cronin, fr. Middleton co-op: Camryn McKersie, fr.; Haley Meskin, sr. Stoughton co-op: Hailie Hefel, so.; Paige Nelson, jr. Sun Prairie co-op: Amanda Bauer, so.; Jenna Jager, sr. Viroqua co-op: Erin Simonson, so.

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