Our Selects program has proved to be one of the most successful avenues for young hockey players to improve their skills, compete at the highest level and further their playing careers while offering world-class experiences to the athletes and their families. Countless Selects alumni have gone on to accomplish great feats both on and off the ice, and with our new Selects Spotlight, we look to promote those players and their success stories.
Current Shattuck St. Mary’s forward and an alum of our West Coast Selects, Makenna Webster spent three years in our Selects program. She played at the 2014 World Selects Invitational (WSI) in Sweden and Finland as well as the 2015 WSI in Bolzano, Italy. Webster remembered being on the cruise ship from Sweden to Finland during one of her WSI trips and being with her teammates, making memories that will last a lifetime.
In 2016, Webster became the first female player from the 2002-birth year to make a college commitment, announcing her intentions of joining the University of Wisconsin for the 2020-21 season.
The Selects program offered Webster valuable experience playing internationally, which later led to her competing for Team USA’s U-18 squad in the World Junior Championships in January 2018, where she totaled nine points in five games.
After finishing up her sophomore season at Shattuck St. Mary’s, Webster still has two years of prep hockey remaining and a promising career in her future.
Webster’s looked to 2018 Olympic gold medalist Kendall Coyne as her biggest hockey influence, not just because Coyne has had such a successful career but because of the impact she’s had on Webster as a coach. Webster got the opportunity to play for Coyne, who coached the West Coast Selects to a tournament championship in Finland. Webster hopes to have a similar career arc as her mentor, playing college hockey and one day serving as a coach for our Selects teams.