In Minnesota’s historic inaugural season, she backstopped the Whitecaps to the regular season title and Isobel Cup championship. Leveille posted career bests in nearly every statistical category, recording a .929 save percentage – including an impressive .966 mark in the playoffs – and finishing with a 1.96 goals-against average and a 13-4 record. After captaining one of the All-Star teams in Saint Paul in 2017, Leveille was once again selected for NWHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville in 2018.
Winning is something the Kingston, Ontario native has been accustomed to for many years after helping lead the University of Minnesota to four NCAA National Championship games and winning three titles. A three-time All-USCHO selection, Leveille finished her collegiate career with a 98-9-5 record, a .947 save percentage and 32 shutouts, while her 1.18 goals-against average set a school record.
Before college, Leveille played at Frontenac Secondary School and with the Ottawa Lady Senators of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. She also helped Ontario Red to the Canadian U18 National Championship, earning Top Goaltender and championship MVP honors.
But it is the Whitecaps, under co-founder and co-head coach Jack Brodt, to whom Leveille wanted to express her thanks on the day she signed a contract for the upcoming NWHL season.
“The Whitecaps have extended the playing careers of countless women living in Minnesota and abroad,” said Leveille. “The Junior Whitecaps have provided countless opportunities for young girl hockey players to train, play and be coached by female role models. My dedication to the Whitecaps and the growth of women’s professional and youth hockey in Minnesota is inscribed with deep gratitude for the Brodt family. While Jack Brodt’s success in Minnesota is evident, what is not so well-known is his unwavering generosity, commitment and willingness to do whatever is necessary to advance the women’s game.”