‘Women’s Hockey’ Category

Four Gusties Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District

The 2021-22 Academic All-District Men's and Women's At-Large Teams, selected by CoSIDA, were released Thursday and four Gustavus student-athletes received recognition. Men's tennis player Nick Aney (Sr., Rochester), women's swimmer Ellen Hofstede (Jr., Hopkins), gymnast Brooke Merila (Sr., St. Michael), and women's hockey player Kayla Vrieze (Sr., Eagan) all earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, recognizing the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in athletic competition and in the classroom. 

Women’s Hockey Takes National Runner-Up in Improbable Overtime Thriller

Gustavus women’s hockey erased two deficits Saturday in the NCAA Division III championship game against Middlebury, with the second game-tying goal happening with just one-tenth of a second left in regulation, but the undefeated Panthers took home the title with an overtime goal. Gustavus ends the season with its first-ever NCAA second place finish at 25-4-2 overall.

Women’s Hockey Impressive in 5-1 Win Over Plattsburgh, Advances to First Ever NCAA Title Game

The Gustavus Adolphus College women's hockey team defeated Plattsburgh State 5-1 in an NCAA Division III semifinal game on Friday afternoon at Middlebury College, advancing to the national championship game tomorrow night.

Preview: Women’s Hockey Set for NCAA Semifinal Game vs. Plattsburgh State

The Gustavus women's hockey team, making its ninth Frozen Four appearance, is set to take on Plattsburgh State today at 3 p.m. EST at Middlebury College. The Gusties enter the national semifinal with a 24-3-2 overall record after defeating UW-River Falls 5-3 in the quarterfinals, while the defending national champion Cardinals are 25-2-1 overall after beating Colby College 3-2 in overtime. 

Kayla Vrieze Wins NCAA Elite 90 Award for NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey

Kayla Vrieze (Sr., Eagan) of Gustavus women's hockey is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2022 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship, which was announced Thursday by the NCAA.

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

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. 

Women’s Hockey Advances to NCAA Semifinals, Wins 5-3 at UW-River Falls

Gustavus women's hockey erased two deficits Saturday to upset No. 2-ranked UW-River Falls 5-3 in an NCAA quarterfinal game. The Gusties, now 24-3-2 overall, advance to the national semifinals where they will take on Plattsburgh State next weekend. 

Schoenrock, Vrieze Earn MIAC Elite 22 Awards

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) recognized some of its best and brightest winter sport student-athletes on Thursday with the announcement of the Elite 22 Awards. Two Gustavus student-athletes received the award as Betsy Schoenrock (Jr., New Richland) is the women’s basketball recipient and Kayla Vrieze (Sr., Eagan) is the women’s hockey recipient.

Women’s Hockey Bends But Doesn’t Break in NCAA Opening Round Victory

Gustavus women's hockey spent more time in its defensive zone than it has in quite some time Wednesday night, but stood tall against a physical UW-Eau Claire squad and came away with a 3-0 victory in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Gusties, who used two empty net goals in the final two minutes to seal the win, improve to 23-3-2 overall and will travel to UW-River Falls on Saturday for a quarterfinal matchup. 

Women’s Hockey Has Six Named All-Conference, Carroll Coach of the Year

The MIAC announced its 2021-22 women's hockey awards on Monday and six Gustavus student-athletes received All-Conference honors, while Mike Carroll was named MIAC Coach of the Year. All-Conference honors went to Hailey Holland (Jr., Aberdeen, S.D.), Molly McHugh (Jr., Minnetonka), Emily Olson (Jr., Delano), Brooke Power (So., Lakeville), Tina Press (Sr., Cottage Grove), and Kayla Vrieze (Sr., Eagan).