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Taylor Thompson Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week

By Tim Leighton, 02/01/11, 9:25AM CST


Taylor Thompson


School: White Bear Lake

Sport: Hockey Year: Junior

The second-line center scored the first hat trick of her career in a 9-3 victory Thursday over Mounds View in the Suburban East Conference. Earlier in the week, scored two goals against Park. Is in her third varsity season. "Taylor is an extremely hard worker who pushed herself very hard this past summer," Bears coach Jerry Kwapick said. "Each year (on the varsity), she has shown great progress in her game. She's a tireless worker who strives to get better every day."

— Tim Leighton