Four members of the Gustavus women’s hockey team were named to the All-Conference Team by the league coaches on Thursday. The group includes senior forward Jessie Doig (New Prague, Minn.), junior forward Melissa Mackley (Burnsville, Minn.), and sophomore defenders Sara Yungner (Maple Grove, Minn./Wayzata) and Kirstin Peterson (St. Paul, Minn./Hill-Murray). Doig, Mackley, and Yungner are all first time honorees, while Peterson is a two-time selection. In addition, first year forward Allie Schwab (Stillwater, Minn.) and goaltender Danielle Justice (Alexandria, Minn.) were named to the All-Rookie team. The Gusties, who are currently ranked #1 in the USCHO.com poll, won their fifth consecutive league title with a record of 16-0-2.
Doig led the MIAC in goals scored with 11 and in game-winning goals with five. A four-year letterwinner for the Gusties, Doig has scored 38 goals and 35 assists for 73 points in 108 games during her career. She has caught fire late in the season scoring six goals in the teams final eight games.
Mackley, who is one of three captains for the Gusties, was an honorable mention selection a year ago. She finished second in the MIAC in scoring this season with seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points and was tied for first in short-handed goals with two. She leads the team in scoring with six goals and 19 assists for 25 points.
Yungner was an integral part of a Gustavus defense that led the nation in allowed a meager 0.76 goals per game including a total of 19 goals in 25 games this season. She also contributed on the offensive end scoring four goals and recording four assists for eight points.
Peterson was the other key to the stingy Gustavus defense that recorded 11 shutouts in 25 games and allowed only four opponents to score more than one goal in a game. She was also a key part of the power play unit scoring three goals and registering 11 assists for 14 points.
Allie Schwab and Danielle Justice were two of the six members named to the All-Rookie team by the league coaches. Schwab is the Gusties third leading scorer with 12 goals and six assists for 18 points. She also finished third in scoring among freshman in MIAC play with nine goals and seven assists for 16 points. Schwab also received honorable mention on the All-Conference team. Justice has quickly become one of the premier goaltenders in Division III having compiled a record of 9-1-4 overall and 7-0-2 in the MIAC. She ranks second in Division III having compiled a 0.81 goals against average.
As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the third annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for women’s hockey. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition. Gustavus’ representative on the Sportsmanship Team is senior tri-captain Christine Wicker.