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.
A member of our U-14 West Coast Selects team that competed at the World Selects Invitational in Mont Blanc this spring, Rosie Klein has made a habit out of going overseas to compete in these international tournaments.
Klein was one-of-two ‘05s on a team full of ‘04s at the 2017 U-14 WSI in Courmayeur, Italy, where WCS rolled to an 8-0-0 record and an 11-1 win in the championship game. The following year, Klein returned to Europe as one of the older members of the U-14 team this time to defend the WCS title as WSI champions.
“My most memorable selects experience was this spring when I went on the trip for the World Selects Invite tournament in Mont Blanc,” she said. “I met amazing girls and played some phenomenal teams. When my team won the championship, it was one of the happiest moments of my life.”
A rare feat amongst our Selects members, Klein repeated as back-to-back WSI champion, facing a much greater challenge in the second time around with four of the last five games being decided by one goal, including a 2-1 thriller over East Coast Selects in the finale.
The Illinois-based defenseman credits 2018 U.S. Olympic gold medalist Emily Pfalzer for having a tremendous impact on Klein’s game on the ice.
“I had the honor to skate with her a little over a year ago, and ever since she has been my role model,” Klein said. “She is very small like me, but can control the game. I really aspire to be like her one day.”
Like Pfalzer, Klein hopes to one day play Division-I hockey and possibly make a career out of it.
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