Gustavus Adolphus College junior defender Andrea Peterson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and sophomore forward Molly Doyle (Eagan, Minn.) have been named to the 2006 RBK Women’s Division III Hockey All-America team that was selected by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA). The AHCA selects a first team from institutions in the East and a first team from institutions in the West as well as a second team in the East. Peterson, who is being honored for the third consecutive year, and Doyle, who is a first time honoree, have been named to the First Team from the West. The Gustavus women’s hockey team finished its season last weekend by finishing fourth at the NCAA Division III Championship which was played in Plattsburgh, New York.
Peterson, the 2006 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, finished the season as the second leading scorer in Division III women’s hockey with 18 goals, and 30 assists for 48 points. The three-year standout is the Gusties’ all-time leading scorer with 67 goals and 81 assists for 148 points. She will have the opportunity to become only the third player in the history of Division III women’s hockey to accumulate 200 points next season. Peterson was also runner-up for this year’s Division III Player of the Year award which was won by senior forward Emily Quizon of Middlebury College.
Doyle, a two-time all-conference forward, led the Gusties in goals scored this season with 21. She was the fourth leading scorer on the team with 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points. Doyle has compiled 39 goals and 42 assists for 81 points in her two-year career at Gustavus. Molly’s sister Ellen was named a AHCA First Team All-America player in 2002 and the Doyle’s now become the first set of sisters to earn AHCA All-America honors since the organization started selecting Division III women’s All-America teams in 1998.
Gustavus won the MIAC regular season and post-season titles in 2006 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship for the fourth time in the five-year history of the tournament. The Gusties finished the season with a mark of 22-5-2 overall and 17-0-1 in the MIAC.
The RBK ALL-AMERICA HOCKEY TEAM is sponsored by RBK HOCKEY, an international leader in hockey equipment.