Five NCHA Student-Athletes Named All-American

Five NCHA Student-Athletes Named All-American

The 2018 AHCA/CCM Division III Women's All-Americans were released at the Frozen Four banquet on Thursday night.

The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association placed five members on the two women's teams. 

Adrian College was one of three schools to lead the way with three honorees: Kelly O'Sullivan (First Team), Kristi Zink (Second Team) and Kate Turner (Second Team).

Lake Forest College added a pair in Olivia Spellmire (First Team) and Kayla Griffith (Second Team).

2018 AHCA/CCM Division III Women's All-Americans:

Sam Walther, sr., Hamilton
Amanda DiNella, jr., Gustavus Adolphus
Kim Tiberi, sr., Norwich
Haley Neilsen, jr., UW-River Falls
Hannah Kiraly, so., Plattsburgh State
Kelly O'Sullivan, so., Adrian
Melissa Sheeran, sr., Plattsburgh State
Olivia Spellmire, sr., Lake Forest
Amanda Conway, so., Norwich
Bre Simon, so., Hamline
Sarah Hughson, sr., Elmira
Carly Moran, sr., UW-River Falls

East    West
Kelcey Crawford, sr., Elmira
Kate Turner, fr., Adrian
Robyn Foley, jr., Norwich
Kayla Griffith, sr., Lake Forest
Jenna Marotta, jr., Middlebury
Kristi Zink, sr., Adrian
Bek Lucas, sr., Neumann Forward Sarah Bobrowski, sr., Hamline
Alex Toupal, sr., Amherst
Allison Borgstrom, sr., St. Thomas
Courtney Moriarty, jr., Plattsburgh State
Kaitlyn Klein, sr., Gustavus Adolphus


Three Bulldogs Named CCM/AHCA All-Americans

Three members of the Adrian College women's ice hockey team were named to the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) CCM West Region All-America teams on during Thursday night's 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship banquet held at Norwich University.

Sophomore Kelly O'Sullivan (Inverness, Ill.) was named to the first team for the second consecutive season. Freshman Kate Turner (Houston, Texas) and senior Kristi Zink (Canton, Mich.) made their debut on the All-America teams with second-team nods. 

Adrian (22-6-1) were eliminated from the NCAA tournament last week in a 2-0 loss to Elmira. The Bulldogs earned their third straight NCAA tournament berth after winning the NCHA Slaats Cup playoff.

O'Sullivan was the leading scorer for Adrian this season with 30 points (7g, 23a). She is currently 14th in the country in assists per game with 0.79. Her 1.03 points per game are third amongst the nation's defensemen.

In addition, O'Sullivan was named to the All-NCHA team along with the NCHA Slaats Cup all-tournament team.

Turner leads all goalies with 11 shutouts on the year. She also holds school records for shutouts in a season as well as wins in a season (21-5-1). Her 1.00 goals-against average ranks third in the nation and her save percentage of .945 comes in at eight in the national rankings.

Turner was also named to the All-NCHA team and the NCHA Slaats Cup all-tournament team. She also earned the NCHA Freshman of the Year award.

Zink is fourth for points per game by a defenseman in the country with 0.93 points per game mark. She finished the season as the third leading scorer on the Bulldogs with a 5+22=27 point total.

Just like her fellow Bulldog All-Americans, she was named to the All-NCHA and NCHA Slaats Cup all-tournament teams.

For a complete list of all the AHCA/CCM All-America selections click the link provided below.

AHCA/CCM All-Americans


Olivia Spellmire and Kayla Griffith Named All-Americans

The American Hockey Coaches Association released its NCAA Division III Women's All-American Teams Thursday night and a pair of Lake Forest College seniors made the list. Olivia Spellmire was named to the West's First Team while teammate Kayla Griffith was a Second Team selection. The announcement was made during the student-athlete banquet at the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship in Northfield, Vermont.

It was the third career All-American honor for Griffith and the second for Spellmire. Both players were honored in 2016, Griffith on the first team and Spellmire the second, and Griffith was a second team honoree last year.

Spellmire, a forward led the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association and ranks among the national leaders with 23 goals and a school record 28 assists this season. She had at least one goal or assist in 24 of the Foresters' 29 games and three or more points nine times. Ten of her 51 points on the year came during the team's four NCHA Slaats Cup Playoff games and she was named the event's Most Valuable Player. In addition, Spellmire was named all-conference for the third straight season as well as the NCHA Player of the Year. On Tuesday she added 2018 Laura Hurd Award (NCAA Division III Player of the Year) finalist to her list of accomplishments.

Griffith finished the season with 25 points on nine goals and 16 assists and ranks seventh in the nation in points per game by a defenseman. She recorded at least one point in 17 of 29 games and her 20 points in 18 league games were just one shy of the league leader at her position. Last month Griffith became just the second player in team history to be named All-NCHA all four years and she is now the second to earn All-American honors as many as three times.

Spellmire and Griffith helped lead Lake Forest to a 20-9-0 overall record and a 15-3-0 mark in NCHA play. The Foresters also advanced to the championship game of the NCHA Slaats Cup Playoffs for the fourth time in the last five seasons.