Women’s Hockey Boasts Four on All-MIAC Team, Carroll Named Coach of the Year

Posted on March 9th, 2020 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its women’s hockey postseason awards Monday and Gustavus received a number of honors.

Mike Carroll was named MIAC Coach of the Year for the eighth time in his career, while Hailey Holland (Fy., Aberdeen, S.D.), Molly McHugh (Fy., Minnetonka), Kristina Press (So., Cottage Grove), and Kristen Cash (Sr., Roseville) were selected All-Conference.

Holland and McHugh were also named to the All-Rookie Team, alongside Katie McCoy (Fy., Grafton, Wis.).

Carroll earns Coach of the Year for the first time since the 2016-17 season after capturing his 15th MIAC regular season title and 12th MIAC playoff championship on the Gustie bench. With an overall record of 22-3-2 this season, Carroll has led the Gusties to a 20-win season for the 14th time in his 21 seasons. This year’s NCAA Championships berth marks the 14th time Carroll has coached the Gusties to the national tourney. Carroll is the second winningest coach in Division III women’s hockey history with a record of 436-114-46.

In her first year wearing the Black and Gold, Holland led the conference with 19 goals. She was third on the team with 28 points and contributed nine assists. Holland owns a +31 rating and has been penalized just twice this season. Of her 19 goals, six are on the power play, two are game-winners, and she’s recorded two hat tricks.

McHugh proved to be a consistent offensive threat by scoring goals and helping others find the back of the net all season with 16 goals (3rd/MIAC) and 14 assists for 30 points. McHugh’s +32 rating leads the team and she’s been penalized only once this season. She leads the team with five game-winning goals and posted one hat trick.

Press leads the team in scoring this season with 31 points (4th/MIAC) on 11 goals and a team-high 20 assists (3rd/MIAC). Press owns a +31 rating and has been penalized just three times. Of her 11 goals, Press has scored twice on the power play and has three game-winners.

Cash earns her second All-MIAC nod after leading a stout Gustavus defense that ranked first in the league in goals against (25), goals against average (0.92), power play goals against (2), and penalty kill percentage (95.0). Cash led all defenders with 16 points on four goals and 12 assists. She owns a +22 rating and has been penalized just one time this season. Of her four goals, two were on the power play and three were game-winners.

McCoy has made 14 starts in net for the Gusties with an 11-1-2 record. She’s logged 848:12 between the pipes with 14 goals allowed for a MIAC-best 0.99 goals against average. McCoy has made 271 saves and boasts a league-leading .951 save percentage. She also has seven shutouts.

As part of a Conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC also announced the 14th-annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for women’s hockey. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition. Gustavus’s representative is Amelia Vosen (Sr., Nowthen).

MIAC Release


One Comment

  1. John Moorhead ‘68 says:

    Congratulations to the Gustie Women’s hockey team for a season of great accomplishments. All the honors received by the player making All Conference and the All Rookie MIAC team all are very well deserved as is Mike’s selection on Coach of the Year. Best of luck in post season play!