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Several Women's Hockey Players Awarded By NCHA
Posted: Thursday, March 2, 2006
EAU CLAIRE - The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) announced its All-NCHA teams today and eight members of the UW-Eau Claire women's hockey team were included.
Amanda Schultz (Sr.-Stevens Point/SPASH) received the most recognition. She was named honorable mention to the All-NCHA team, despite missing eight games due to a knee injury. It is the third such honor for Schultz. In 11 NCHA games she had four goals and two assists for six points. That ties her for third on the team in points and second in goals during NCHA play. Through the entire year she has collected 17 points on 12 goals and five assists during 17 games. She has the most goals for the Blugolds and third-most points for the entire season. She is tied for 10th in goals and tied for 18th in points for the NCHA. Schultz also received the NCHA Scholar-Athlete Award along with her third selection to All-NCHA Academic Team. Schultz showed throughout the season she can excel both on and off the ice.
Lauren Havard (Fr.-San Angelo, TX/Arapahoe) was the only non-honorable mention Blugold named to the All-NCHA team as she was selected to the second team All-NCHA. In 15 NCHA games, Havard amassed five goals and six assists for 11 points, which ties her for ninth in points in the NCHA. She had three power-play goals in NCHA play, resulting in a tie for fourth. Her six assists are also good for a tie for 10th in the NCHA. Havard is tied for 12th in the NCHA in goals. As for the Blugolds, Havard led them in points, tied for the most in assists and tied for first in goals, all for NCHA action. For the entire year, Havard piled up 26 points off of 11 goals and 15 assists. She led Eau Claire in points, assists, and power-play goals (8). Havard also compiled the second most goals on the team along the way. This is the first such recognition for Havard.
Also nominated to honorable mention was Martina Korinek (Jr.-White Bear Lake, MN). In NCHA play, Korinek totaled nine points through five goals and four assists. That ties for 18th in the NCHA for the points category. She tied for 12th in NCHA goals as well. She was second on the Blugolds in points, tied for first in goals and third in assists for NCHA play. She accumulated 21 points with 10 goals and 11 assists in all play this season. Her 21 points are second best on the squad as are her assist totals. She also had the third most goals for the Blugolds. Korinek also was named to the All-NCHA Academic Team for first time. She has never been an All-NCHA Honorable Mention before either.
To be selected to the All-NCHA Academic Team, a player must have a cumulative 3.00 point grade average, have earned at least 50 semester or 75 quarter hours, and be recommended by her head coach. Besides the previous two mentioned, several excellent student-athletes were selected from Eau Claire. Jessie Boyles (Sr.-Prior Lake, MN) was named to her third such honor. It was the second for Laura Brackey (Sr.-Oakdale, MN/Tartan) and Amber Stevenson (Jr.-Eagan, MN). As for Allie Campbell (Jr.-Plymouth, MN/Wayzata) and Laura Suppes (Jr.-Roseville, MN), it was their first.
The team finished fifth in the NCHA with a 1-8-6 NCHA record and a 7-12-6 mark overall.