On April 10th, Brian Posick of Brew City Sports Tonight on iHeart Radio got the chance to speak with national champion goaltender Cami Kronish. Kronish joined the latest edition of Going Great Across UW Women’s Athletics to speak about last season, the Wisconsin Badgers culture, and the big win.
Kronish and the Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team are fresh off of their championship win over the Ohio State Buckeyes to earn their seventh national championship in program history. The talented goaltender was a pivotal part of the Wisconsin team that made a deep tournament run.
Wisconsin Badgers Women’s Hockey Goaltender Cami Kronish Appears on iHeart Radio
Wisconsin goaltender Cami Kronish has been living life over the last few weeks. Kronish, a New York native, finally got her chance to go home this weekend for the holiday after winning the National Championship for the third time in four years. Wisconsin has won the championship in 2019, 2021, and 2023, with the 2020 season being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian Posick got the chance to ask Kronish about her emotions following the win over defending champions and top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.
For Kronish and the Badgers, it was business as usual despite the added flair to their win this year. Wisconsin became the first school to ever win four games in the tournament. Kronish recorded 31 saves and proved to be a brick wall for the Badgers as Wisconsin claimed their seventh national title in program history. Kronish noted that winning their seventh national championship has been the highlight of her career as she has been an anchor for the Badgers across her career.
The Wisconsin Badgers team from a season ago had the talent to win it all, but struggled to gain the results at times. The Badgers lost five straight games in the month of January, marking the first time the team had done so under coach Mark Johnson. Kronish spoke about the moment after the team had lost the fifth game as a “…do or die…” moment for the Badgers season. After all of the past success, Kronish and the Badgers pushed hard and only lost three games to finish off the year.
“After that five game skid we had a meeting in the locker room where everyone contributed, which I think is what makes our team so special, but basically everybody was saying we need to pick it up. This isn’t championship hockey, we’re not going to accomplish anything this season if we do not pick up our game.” – Cami Kronish via Brian Posick
Kronish and her fellow captains made sure they held the team to a higher standard for the rest of the season. Kronish was also asked whether or not she felt this win was a “Cinderella season” following their jump from the bubble playoff spot to a tournament win. The goaltender noted that the team accepted that others were doubting the Badgers and doubting their ability to win. However, the team fought back to prove themselves and win their championship.
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