Gustavus Adolphus College first year goaltender Kristin Setterstrom (Minnetonka, Minn./Eden Prairie HS) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Hockey Player of the Week. Setterstrom turned in two of her finest performances of the season to help Gustavus defeat St. Olaf 7-0 and St. Thomas 3-2 and win the MIAC Playoff Championship.
Setterstrom recorded 28 saves and allowed two goals in two MIAC Playoff games last Thursday and Saturday. Against St. Olaf, Setterstrom was only called upon to make seven saves, however she came up with the play of the game when she stopped a St. Olaf breakaway with Gustavus leading 1-0 in the second period. Against St. Thomas, Setterstrom came up with 21 saves including two breakaways by the Tommies. With the two wins, Setterstrom improves her season record to 12-2-0 and her goals against average to 1.28. She has posted seven straight wins and 10 in her last 11 games.
The Gusties (22-5-0) will now host the UW-Stevens Point in a first round NCAA Tournament game on Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 pm with the winner advancing to the Division III Frozen Four on March 19-20 at a site to be determined.
Kristin is the daughter of Bev Setterstrom of Minnetonka and Gene Setterstrom of Edina.