After a slow start, the St. Thomas women’s hockey team completed
another strong season with a post-season run to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in Plattsburgh, New York, when they lost to No.
1-ranked Plattsburgh. The Tommies won the MIAC playoff title for
the fourth year in a row, and finished with a 14-11-4 record overall
and a 9-5-4 record in conference.
Senior forward Kathryn Larson led the team, receiving first team
All-America by the American College Hockey Association. She finished the season with 18 goals and 19 assists for 37 points. Sophomore Leah Schwartzman accumulated 15 goals and 17 assists
for 32 points. Together, the scoring duo had 69 of the team’s 204
In order to make it to the NCAA tournament for the fourth season in
a row, the team needed some strong leadership and support provided by seniors. Hannah Bird talks about the season and her team
as a whole: “My favorite memory from this season was probably
the excitement of winning both the semi-final and MIAC championship going in overtime.” Furthermore, Bird shared her pride for
her team by saying, “I’m most proud of our team for being MIAC
playoff champs and making it to the NCAA tournament four years
in a row.”
Overall, the team grew very close this year, and looks forward to
preparing together for next season in hopes of making the trip to
the NCAA tournament for the fifth consecutive year.
Page: Olivia Zipperer
Photos: Mike Ekern
“I’M MOST PROUD OF OUR TIEAM FOR BEING MIAC
PLAYOFF CHAMPS AND MAKING IT TO THE NCAA
TOURNAMENT FOUR YEARS IN A ROW.”
- HANNAH BIRD ‘ 17