February 21, 2013

Alexander Earns Postseason All-NCHA Honors

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (SabreAthletics.com) – The All-NCHA Women's Conference has announced its post-season awards and Marian University sophomore goalie Amanda Alexander came away with honorable mention accolades after turning in a stellar season in for the Sabres, the league office announced today, Feb. 21.

Alexander finished the regular season ranked 16th in the nation in save percentage (.931) and 12th in saves (609). The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native reached 50 or more saves four times throughout the year, including a career-high 61-save effort in an overtime loss to Concordia Wisconsin back on Jan. 18.

She recorded a 2-0 shutout on the road against Augsburg back on Nov. 3, making 37 saves en route to the victory. In spurred a three-game winning streak for the Sabres as they went on to sweep Finlandia on back-to-back nights.

Adrian goaltender Brittany Zeches was named NCHA Player of the Year thanks in part to recording a nation-best nine shutouts on the season.

Below is a list of this year's post-season awards:

2013 Women's All-NCHA Selections

FORWARDS
Katie Batters - Jr. - UW-River Falls
Michelle Greeneway - Fr. - Lake Forest
Kelsey Kusch - So. - Adrian
Kait Mason - Jr. - UW-River Falls
Dani Schultz - So. - UW-Superior
Nina Waidacher - So. - St. Scholastica

DEFESEMEN
Amanda Ryder - Sr. - UW-River Falls
Alix Vallee - Jr. - Adrian
Alex Blair - So. - St. Scholastica
Bailey Lane - Sr. - UW-Superior

GOALTENDERS
Kaley Gibson - Jr. - St. Norbert
Brittany Zeches - Sr. - Adrian

2013 Women's Honorable Mention All-NCHA 

FORWARDS
Michelle Fischer - Jr. - St. Scholastica
Henriette Ostergaard - Jr. - St. Norbert
Melissa Paluch - Fr. - Lake Forest
Chloe Kinsel - Fr. - UW-River Falls
Karissa Anderson - Jr. - St. Norbert
Michelle Lunneborg - Sr. - UW-Stevens Point
Danielle Smith - Jr. - Adrian

DEFENSEMEN
Sarah Gilbride - Jr. - Lake Forest
Emily Larson - Jr. - UW-Eau Claire
Nicole Schaub - So. - UW-Stevens Point
Kristin Maton - Sr. - Adrian
Kaiti Graham - Sr. - UW-Superior

GOALTENDERS
Amanda Alexander - So. - Marian
Stacey Dierking - Jr. - Lake Forest 

2013 NCHA All-Rookie Team

FORWARDS
Michelle Greeneway - Fr. - Lake Forest
Melissa Paluch - Fr. - Lake Forest
Chloe Kinsel - Fr. - UW-River Falls

DEFENSEMEN
Josie Johnson - Fr. - UW-Stevens Point
Dani Buehrer - Fr. - UW-River Falls

GOALTENDER
Megan Leikkari - Fr. - UW-Superior