Gustavus Adolphus College senior defender Andrea Peterson (White Bear Lake, Minn.) and junior defender Margaret Dorer (St. Paul, Minn.) were recognized by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as 2007 RBK Hockey Division III Women’s All-Americans at a banquet held Thursday evening in conjunction with this weekend’s NCAA Division III Women’s Hockey Championships in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Peterson, now a four-time All-American, was also named the 2007 recipient of the Laura Hurd Award given annually by the AHCA to the College Division Women’s Hockey Player of the Year.
This season, Peterson, a four-time MIAC Player of the Year, led the Gusties in scoring with 37 points on 11 goals and 26 assists. Peterson led Division III in scoring by a defender at 1.32 points per game and ranked 16th in Division III among all players.
A two-year captain, Peterson finished her career with 185 points, breaking school and league records in the category. The total is also a Division III record for defensemen and also ranks third all-time among all players behind Hurd (237) and Elizabeth Gibson of Plattsburgh State (226). Peterson’s 107 career assists are tied for second in Division III history behind Hurd (117), while her 23 power-play goals rank fourth all-time in Division III and second in school history behind fellow Gustavus senior Kelly Crandall (24). Peterson also finished her career with 78 career goals, second in school history to Sarah Moe (80).
Peterson currently holds Gustavus’ single-season record for goals with 32 (2004-05) and recorded at least a point in all but 15 of 115 games (87.0%) during her career. Peterson also tied Division III single-game records for points (8) and assists (6) in a game at St. Kate’s on Feb. 11, 2005. Peterson is one of two Gusties to receive league MVP honors (Moe, 1999 & 2002) and the only MIAC women’s hockey player to have been named MIAC Player of the Year more than twice.
This year, Peterson and Erin Kegley of Wisconsin-Superior became the first four-time All-Americans from the West Region. Kegley finished runner-up to Peterson in voting for the Hurd Award. Peterson is the second College Division Player of the Year from Gustavus, joining Sarah Moe (2002). In the eight years that the award has been presented, Peterson and Moe are the only recipients from the West Region.
Dorer, tabbed an All-MIAC for the second consecutive season, is being recognized on the national level for the first time. Dorer ranked third on the team with 32 points on nine goals and 23 assists. Dorer also ranked third in Division III in points by a defender, averaging 1.19 points per game, and is tied for 30th among all players, regardless of position. Seven of Dorer’s nine goals were scored on the power play. Her 23 assists ranked second on the team behind Peterson and her 0.85 assists per game ranked tied for 12th in Division III. Dorer is tied for tenth place on the Gustavus career points list with 87 and her 62 career assists are sixth in school history.
Peterson and Dorer are joined on the All-America West First Team by forwards Lindsay Boeser and Susannah Brokl of St. Olaf College and Erin Kegley of UW-Superior and goalies Sally Bevis of Lake Forest and Amber Lindner of UW-River Falls. Middlebury and Plattsburgh State each had two players named to the All-America East First Team.
Peterson, a health fitness and physical education major, is the daughter of Art and Perry Peterson of White Bear Lake and a 2003 graduate of White Bear Lake Area High School. Dorer, a Scandinavian studies and psychology major, is the daughter of Michael and Rose Dorer of St. Paul and a 2003 graduate of St. Anthony Village High School.
The Gusties wrapped up their season at 25-3-0 following a 4-1 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point in a NCAA Tournament quarterfinal last Saturday in St. Peter. Gustavus tied a school record for wins in a season (2004-05) and over the past four seasons has amassed a 94-18-3 overall record (.830 winning percentage) and a 67-4-1 record in MIAC play (.9375 winning percentage) with three regular season and four postseason MIAC titles and a third-place NCAA finish in 2005.