|High School:||Ecole Secondaire Catholique de Casselman|
2012-13: Played in all 27 games of the season … recorded one goal, two assists, 43 shots on goal, and 12 blocks … scored a first-period goal during power play in a 4-1 victory over Colgate on Oct. 27 … received the team Academic Excellence Award for highest cumulative GPA … ECAC All-Academic Team selection for the third consecutive year.
2011-12: Played in 13 games … scored two goals and two assists … Finalist for the ECAC Hockey Mandi Schwartz Scholar Athlete Award … ECAC All-Academic Team selection.
2010-11: A staple of the second line in just her first season, Welten appeared in 27 games ... fifth on the team with three goals ... tallied two assists for five points total, eighth-best on the squad ... totaled 36 shots on goal and one penalty for two minutes … selected to the ECAC-All Academic Team.
Before Brown: A two sport athlete at Ecole Secondaire Catholique de Casselman (ESCC) ... earned three varsity letters in hockey and two in soccer ... was an academic athlete selection from 2007-2010 and was the Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2010 at ESCC ... served as a captain in 2009 and 2010 at ESCC ... was the assistant captain for her club team, the Nepean Junior Wildcats.
Personal: Vanessa Mercedes Welten is the daughter of Harry and Marian Welten of Crysler, Ontario … Has two sisters, Cassandra, who also plays hockey at Western University, and Samantha, whom Welten lists as her biggest influence … an honor roll student who ranked number one in her class in grades nine through 12.