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Dakota Golde is a stay-at-home defenseman for the co-op PREP hockey team, comprised of players from Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Elk Grove and Prospect. Golde played in 24 of the team's 29 North Central Division games this season, and Golde's lone season statistics are four penalty-minutes — a two-minute tripping penalty last October against Crystal Lake South and a two-minute roughing in December against Carmel Catholic. But Golde certainly has scored big in overcoming obstacles. First, Golde is one of only two freshmen on the team, and second, Golde is the lone girl on the team, one of the few girls playing for a boys varsity team in the state.