Gustavus Adolphus College defenders Andrea Peterson (Sr., White Bear Lake, Minn.) and Margaret Dorer (Jr., St. Paul, Minn./St. Anthony) have been named to the 2007 Division III All-USCHO First Team West as announced by USCHO.com Thursday. Senior forward Kelly Crandall (Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) was a second-team selection. Top-ranked Plattsburgh State (N.Y.), the host for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Women’s Hockey Championship, also had three players recognized, the most of any school in the nation.
Peterson, a four-time MIAC Player of the Year and three-time AHCA All-American, led the team 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. Peterson finished her career with 185 points, ranking first in school and league history and third in Division III history in the category. Peterson’s 107 career assists are tied for second in Division III history, while her 23 power-play goals rank fourth all-time in Division III and second in school history behind current teammate Kelly Crandall (24).
Peterson also holds Gustavus’ single-season record for goals with 32 (2004-05). Peterson recorded at least a point in all but five of Gustavus’ games this season and all but 15 of 115 games (87.0%) during her career. Peterson is one of two Gusties to receive league MVP honors (Sarah Moe, 1999 & 2002) and the only MIAC women’s hockey player to have been named MIAC Player of the Year more than twice.
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.
Crandall, an All-MIAC selection each of the past three years, is also being recognized nationally for the first time. Crandall ranked second on the team with 34 points on 17 goals and 17 assists. Crandall ranked 24th in Division III in scoring at 1.21 points per game and among the top ten nationally in game-winning goals (fourth; 5), and power-play goals (fifth; 8). Crandall was twice named MIAC Player of the Week during the 2006-07 regular season (Dec. 11; March 5). She recorded her second career hat trick Dec. 8 in a 4-0 win over Saint Mary’s. Crandall finished her career ranked fourth in school history with 133 career points and is third all-time at Gustavus in assists with 80 while her 53 goals are tied for sixth all-time. Crandall is also Gustavus’ career leader in power-play goals with 24, a mark that ranks her tied third all-time in Division III history.
Joining Peterson and Dorer on the First Team West are forwards Erin Kegley (Sr., Wis.-Superior), Susannah Brokl (Sr., St. Olaf), and Courtney DeHoey (Jr., Lake Forest), as well as goalie Amy Statz (Sr., Wis.-Stevens Point). Forwards Jackie Carroll (So., St. Thomas) and Lindsay Boeser (Jr., St. Olaf), defenders Jenny Wallace (Sr., Wis.-River Falls) and Chris Hanson (Sr., Wis.-Stevens Point), and goalie Amber Lindner (Sr., Wis.-River Falls) join Crandall on the Second Team West.
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. Crandall, a communication studies major, is daughter of Dick and Nancy Crandall of Plymouth and a 2003 graduate of Robbinsdale Armstrong High School.
The Gusties wrapped up their season at 25-3-0 following a 4-1 loss to Wisconsin-Stevens Point Saturday in a NCAA Tournament quarterfinal 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.