SHARI "SIS" PAULSEN
5'2" 130 DEFENSEMAN
EAU CLAIRE NORTH (1996-99 )
Shari "Sis" Paulsen was one of two very talented defenseman named Paulsen to play for North High in the '90's. Like her older brother, Keith, Sis went on to play college hockey and has also gone into coaching. Sis was the first girl to play varsity hockey in Eau Claire.
She went on to play for the Wisconsin Badgers and concluded an outstanding 4-year career as the all-time leading scorer among WCHA defensemen. She totalled 42 goals and 88 assists for 130 points in 136 games. She was a captain for three of her four seasons. She was named the winner of the Jeff Sauer Award in both her junior and senior seasons. The Sauer award recognizes the player who dedicates herself most to her team and to the game. Paulsen also captured the Badger Award, which is an honor given to the player who inspires other teammates through their commitment on the ice. She earned All-WCHA honors as a freshman and again as a senior.
"Sis" Paulsen and Jake Dowell were co-recipients of the Richard O'Brien Award in 2004
Shari "Sis" Paulsen graduated from Wisconsin in 2004 with a degree in human development and family studies after serving as a student assistant with the Badgers for one year. She served three years as an assistant hockey coach at Bemidji State from 2004-2007 and also spent one year as head coach of the Bemidji State softball team. She served one year as an assistant at Minnesota-State Mankato. In 2009-10, she began her Head Coacing career, leading New England College to a 12-13-3 record and a berth in the ECAC Championship game.
New England College Head Coach "Sis" Paulsen
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