Vrieze Named CCM/AHCA Women’s Division III First Team All-America

Posted on March 17th, 2022 by

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – Gustavus senior defender Kayla Vrieze (Eagan) on Thursday earned West First Team honors on the CCM/AHCA Women’s Division III All-America Hockey Team.

Vrieze, a team captain, has started in all 29 games this season on the blue line, leading all defenders in scoring with 18 points on five goals and 13 assists. Vrieze owns a +21 rating with four power play goals and two-game winning goals. A first-line defender, Vrieze has helped the Gusties lead all of NCAA women’s hockey with 16 team shutouts. The Gustie defense also allows just 1.1 goals and 13.2 shots on average per game.

Vrieze earns the program’s 26th All-America honor and first since the 2017-18 season. Vrieze and the Gusties are now preparing for their NCAA semifinal matchup against Plattsburgh State at 3 p.m. EST Friday in Middlebury, Vt.

The CCM/AHCA All-America Hockey Teams are chosen by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association.

2022 AHCA All-Americans


One Comment

  1. Gretchen Koehler says:

    awesome year congrates

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