It wouldn’t be a stretch to call them the RITveters now.
After signing Kendall Cornine and Mallory Rushton over the last week, the Metropolitan Riveters today added defensive forward Brooke Baker from the Division I program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Baker completed her 123-game, four-year college career at RIT earlier this year.
“Brooke is the kind of determined, gritty and responsible player Coach Ivo Mocek and I believe is a perfect fit for the team we are building,” said Riveters general manager Kate Whitman Annis.
Asked to describe her style of play, Baker said, “I consider myself a defensive forward who is relentless and hard-working.” She added, “I’m really looking forward to a great season ahead.”
Prior to RIT, Baker – a native of Saline, Michigan – developed as a player with the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles and played in the Little Caesars program.
The Riveters have also re-signed defender Lexi Slattery. The Minnesota native appeared in seven games for the Riveters last season. She began her collegiate career at Providence before transferring to St. Cloud State for her final two seasons. In total, she recorded 44 points (11-33-44) in 125 collegiate games.
Before joining the Riveters, Slattery spent the 2016-17 season with IF Sundsvall/Timra of the SDHL, where she recorded a goal and nine assists in 21 games.