The Story of Brianna Decker
UNRL ATHLETE // USA HOCKEY PLAYER
At 14 years old, Decker packed her bags and attended prep school at Shattuck - St. Mary’s to put her elite hockey career in full pursuit. After devoting herself to the game and her studies, Decker accepted a full ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin. Playing hockey for the badgers had been a dream of her’s since she could remember.
Decker battled multiple injuries her freshmen year with the Badgers while still managing to finish third on the team in scoring. Her sophomore season was one that she will never forget. As an impact player, Brianna performed at her best when it mattered most. She set a single season program record as she notched 12 game-winning goals. None were bigger than the GWG in the Frozen Four semi-finals against Boston College that sent Wisconsin to the National Championship, which they would later go on to win. The following season Decker led the nation in scoring with 37 goals and was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award, recognizing the best female ice hockey player in NCAA Division I. When it was all said and done with the red and white, Decker had put together a resume that earned her a spot on the Team USA Women’s Olympic Team. Decker and the Americans took home the Silver Medal in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
Brianna currently plays professionally for the Boston Pride of the NWHL where she exemplifies what it means to be UNRL each day. Her commitment to bettering herself on and off the ice makes her a role model to the entire USA hockey community and we’re proud to have Brianna Decker on Team UNRL.