Mike Carroll Named MIAC Women’s Hockey Coach Of The Year, Three Earn All-Conference Honors

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Gustavus women’s hockey head coach Mike Carroll has been selected as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Hockey Coach of the Year, highlighting the announcement of the MIAC 2016-17 awards. In addition, Amanda DiNella (So., Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.), Kaitlyn Klein (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.), and Erica Power (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) earned spots on the All-Conference Team. Three Gusties also claimed All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.

Carroll earns his seventh Coach of the Year honor, last being recognized in 2012-13. In his 18th season at the helm of the Gustavus Women’s Hockey program, Carroll led the team to its 14th program MIAC regular season title in 2016-17, finishing regular season going unbeaten in its last 13 games to post an overall record of 17-5-3, and 13-2-3 in MIAC play. The Gusties received the No. 1 seed with their 11th conference title in the last 13 years, the last coming in 2014-15. Carroll has accumulated a career coaching record of 376-99-35 at Gustavus. 

Emily Gustafson

DiNella finished the regular season as the nation’s leader with a goal against average of 0.92 and shares the lead with eight shutouts. In 18 appearances and 15 starts between the pipes, DiNella owns a record of 12-2-2 to lead the MIAC in winning percentage (.813) as well as leading the league with a .947 save percentage. She is the first Gustie goaltender to post 12 wins since Lindsey Hibbard posted 16 wins in 2012-13. DiNella is also just one shutout away from tying a program record of nine shutouts in a season, set by Breanna Scavo in 2007-08.

Klein played in all 25 regular season games and posted 17 points (10g-7a) to share the scoring lead for the Gusties and lead the team in goals scored as she accumulates career-high scoring marks in goals, assists, and points in a season. Klein also leads the Gustie power play unit with five tallies on the man advantage and is a proven finisher with a MIAC-leading six game-winning goals. Klein was named MIAC Athlete of the Week Feb. 13 after helping guide Gustavus to a series sweep over Bethel.

Laura Johnson

Co-Captain Power earns her third-straight All-Conference nod, tying for the team scoring lead with seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points. Power is also tied for the team lead in assists and plus/minus with a rating of +12. Through Jan. 14-Feb. 3, she compiled a seven-game point streak in which she totaled 11 points with six goals and five assists. Power was named MIAC Athlete of the Week Jan. 30 as she extended her point streak to six games, tallying three points (2g, 1a) in a weekend series against Concordia. 

Emily Gustafson (Sr., Esko, Minn.), Laura Johnson (Jr., Chanhassen, Minn.), and Allie Lewis (Sr., Kearney, Neb.) each earned MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention awards.

Gustafson has played in all 25 games in her final season in Black and Gold and has recorded career-high scoring marks in goals, assists, and points on the season with 12 points (8g-4a). Gustafson ranks as the second-leading goal scorer on team and twice set a career-high with two goals in a game, first registered at St. Olaf Jan.20 and then Jan. 27 against Concordia. She also has two power play tallies on the season including one game-winner.

Johnson has served as a shutdown defender for the Gusties, appearing in all 25 games and playing an all-situation role on the power play and penalty kill. Johnson is tied for the team lead with a plus/minus rating of +12 and has scored a season-high two goals on the season, both coming on the man advantage. She also tallied three assists to post five points on the season.

Allie Lewis

Lewis notches the final Honorable Mention honor for the Gusties as the co-captain has recorded career-highs in goals and points with 10 points (8g-2a) in 25 games played. Lewis sits as the second-leading goal scorer on the team, tied with Gustafson. On Jan. 17 against Hamline, Lewis tallied a career-high two goals, including one of two Gustavus shorthanded goals on the season.

Additionally, Diana Draayer (Jr., Deephaven, Minn.) was named to the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

MIAC Release


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