Members of the U21 squad were selected from a pool of athletes who attended the U21 Junior National Camp over the past four days. That group was chosen from the 2017 Young Women's National Championship, which featured more than 130 of the most elite female collegiate and post-collegiate athletes from around the country.
Paolino is one of 11 returning players to the U21 team after helping guide the squad to an eighth-place showing at last fall's Women's Hockey Junior World Cup. She started all 20 contests for Duke in the midfield last season, notching one goal and a program freshman record 14 assists.
Wolgemuth was a member of the U.S. U19 junior national team last year, traveling to Germany with the squad in April. She played in 14 contests for the Blue Devils as a rookie in 2016, starting nine on the back line.
In addition, rising sophomore Haley Schleicher was one of five athletes who will be offered a trial spot on the U.S. U21 team following the 2017 collegiate season.