Gustavus Adolphus College women’s hockey player Andrea Peterson (First-year, Vadnais Heights, Minn.) has been named to the JOFA West All-America Ice Hockey Team. The JOFA All-America Ice Hockey Teams are sponsored by JOFA, an international leader in hockey equipment, and chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association. Peterson becomes the third Gustavus women’s hockey player to receive All-America honors.
Peterson made her first year of collegiate hockey one to remember as she was also named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, as well as being selected to the All-Rookie team. Peterson, who led the nation in scoring by a defenseman, finished with 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points. She becomes the second Gustavus player to receive MIAC Player of the Year honors following Sarah Garrison Moe (1999, 2002).
Gustavus ended the season with an overall record of 22-6-0 and was ranked sixth in Division III. It was the fifth consecutive season that Head Coach Mike Carroll’s squad recorded 20-plus wins. The Gusties finished the regular season in second place in the MIAC with a conference record of 16-2-0. Gustavus defeated the University of St. Thomas 3-2 in the MIAC Tournament Championship to earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The season ended with a 3-2 double-overtime loss to University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Other MIAC players joining Peterson on the JOFA West All-America Ice Hockey Team were Becky Kilpatrick (Sophomore, University of St. Thomas), Annie Annunziato (Senior, Augsburg College), and Emily Kearns (Senior, St. Mary’s University).