Gustavus Adolphus College senior forward Stefanie Ubl (Blaine, Minn.) was recognized by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as 2008 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.
Ubl, the 2007-08 MIAC Player of the Year, led the Gusties in scoring with 30 points on 14 goals and 16 assists. She recorded a point in 17 of the 25 games she played in, including nine multi-point games. Ubl amassed 74 points (34 goals and 40 assists) in 75 games during her three-year career at Gustavus after transferring from the University of North Dakota. She is the seventh Gustie player to be named an AHCA All-American in program history.
Ubl is joined on the All-America West First Team by goaltender Lauren Bradel of St. Thomas, forwards Gina Barazenelli of UW-Superior and Nicole Grossman of UW-Stevens Point, and defenders Jamie Lewandowski of UW-Stevens Point and Kirsti Hakala of UW-Superior. Gustavus has had a player named to the All-America team in seven of the last eight seasons. Middlebury and Plattsburgh State each had two players named to the All-America East First Team.
Ubl, a communication studies major, is the daughter of Dave Ubl and Leslie Ubl of Maple Grove, Minn. and a 2004 graduate of Blaine High School.
The Gusties wrapped up their season at 25-3-0 following a 3-1 loss to Wisconsin-Superior in a NCAA Tournament quarterfinal last Saturday in St. Peter. Gustavus became the first program in MIAC Women’s Hockey to finish its conference schedule 18-0-0 and has amassed a 97-15-3 overall record (.843 winning percentage) and a 69-2-1 record in MIAC play (.9375 winning percentage) with four regular season and four postseason MIAC titles over the past four seasons.