Pankowski, 18, played for the Anaheim Junior Ducks at the Mite and Squirt levels before joining the Lady Ducks at age nine, where she played for the 12-under, 14-under and 16-under teams. She was part of the Lady Ducks 12-under National championship team in 2007. Pankowski played in the U.S. Hockey Girls National Championship and won a bronze medal four times at 12-under (2006), 14-under (2008 and 2009) and 16-under (2010). Pankowski also participated as a two-time member of the U.S. 18-under Women's Select team, playing in the World Championships in 2012 (won a silver medal). A graduate of Santa Margarita Catholic High School, she begins her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin this fall.
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