Former St. Cloud State University goaltender Katie Fitzgerald ’16 signed a contract to play professional
hockey with the New York Riveters of the National Women’s Hockey League in 2016-17.
She was the first St. Cloud State women’s player to sign a contract to play in the NWHL, which includes teams in New York, Buffalo, Boston and Connecticut. After a successful season she participated in the NWHL All-Star weekend in February and earned the league’s Best Goaltender Award in
Former St. Cloud State Women’s Hockey Captain Vanessa Spataro ’16, continued her playing career at
the pro level with her hometown Toronto Furies during the 2016-17 season.
She was the No. 37 overall pick in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Entry Draft.