Icebreaker Elizabeth Wulf

In four years with the Rye Country Day girls’ hockey team, Elizabeth Wulf has blown away the school’s previous record — 50 — for goals scored in a varsity career. The scary part is that Wulf, a sophomore on the girls’ hockey team, still has the rest of this season and then two more after that to add to her gaudy total of 81.

Wulf first picked up a hockey stick 11 years ago, and has since become the driving force behind the Wildcats’ success. Blinding speed and a superior knowledge of the game are the attributes that allow her to skate past defenders and pour in the goals.

“I consider Elizabeth to be among the best,” said head coach Gil Castagna. “The only player that I have ever coached with a work ethic and talent as strong as hers was Gregory Campbell, the current center for the Boston Bruins. After practice, they both continued to work on their shooting, or did wind sprints between the blue lines. I am very fortunate to work with a player of her caliber.”

Despite her boundless success, Wulf modestly notes that she must continue to improve her slap shot and work on getting stronger. Her desire for improvement has translated into a successful season thus far for her and the Wildcats. Bolstered by their star’s 15 goals and seven assists, RCDS boasts a 3-2-1 record despite returning just six players from last year’s roster.

“Each time Elizabeth puts on her uniform it is all business,” said Castagna. “She never misses an opportunity to compete at her best, whether it be during a game or practice.”

Wulf’s hard work is infectious. It has galvanized teammates to play at a very high level, evidenced by Rye Country Day’s tie against Portledge School, last season’s WHILMA league champions. As the Wildcats continue their season and attempt to improve on their third place finish last year in league play, be sure to look out for No. 7 on the ice. She’ll be the one weaving through defenders.

– Andrew Farber


2 Responses to “Icebreaker Elizabeth Wulf”

  1. Says:

    Why is she still at RCD? That is the big question. Is she looking to a prep or private school where her skills would be more refined, put to better use and more exposure??

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