Gustavus Adolphus College first year goalie Sarah Windhorst (Eden Prairie, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret’s) has been named the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending February 4, 2007. Windhorst posted a 2-0-0 record with 39 saves on the week in wins at then-No. 5 UW-Superior (4-2) and at rival St. Thomas (8-0). Windhorst did not play in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Tommies.
Against UW-Superior, Windhorst stopped 17 of 19 shots and made a number of key saves during the second and third periods as the Gusties held on for the win. In Friday’s game against St. Thomas, Windhorst made 22 saves and picked up her third shutout of the season while improving to 9-0-0 overall. She made nine saves in both the first and third periods.
Windhorst, who has not declared a major, is the daughter of William and Marie Windhorst of Eden Prairie and a 2006 graduate of Benilde-St. Margaret’s High School.
Gustavus, which fell to third in the most recent USCHO.com Division III Women’s Hockey Poll, is 17-2-0 overall and currently leads the MIAC with an 11-1-0 record heading into this weekend’s home-and-home series with Augsburg (7-8-4, 4-5-3 MIAC).