Western Collegiate Hockey Association women's individual awards

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The Western Collegiate Hockey Association gives awards at the conclusion of each season. The current awards include Player of the Year, Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year, as well as the league leaders in points scoring and goaltending. In addition, several WCHA players have won the Patty Kazmaier Award for the nation's best women's college hockey player.

Past winners have included numerous Olympic medalists and players in professional hockey leagues in North America and Europe. Minnesota is the most successful team, with 35 award winners and statistical leaders. All current members of the conference are represented.

Sara Bauer of Wisconsin won four awards over her career; she was named Rookie of the Year, led the league in scoring, and named Player of the Year twice. Five other players have won three awards over their careers. No player has won more than two awards in a single season; nine players have achieved this feat. Mark Johnson of Wisconsin has been named Coach of the Year six times.

Patty Kazmaier Award[edit]

Jessie Vetter, 2009 Patty Kazmaier Award winner

The Patty Kazmaier Award has been awarded annually since 1998 to the top player in NCAA Division I women's hockey. In that time, 6 players have won the award while playing for WCHA schools.[1]

Year Player Position School
2005 Krissy Wendell Forward Minnesota
2006 Sara Bauer Forward Wisconsin
2009 Jessie Vetter Goaltender Wisconsin
2011 Meghan Duggan Forward Wisconsin
2012 Brianna Decker Forward Wisconsin
2013 Amanda Kessel Forward Minnesota

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Wisconsin 4 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012
Minnesota 2 2005, 2013

Player of the Year[edit]

Jenny Schmidgall-Potter, 1999–2000 and 2002–03 Player of the Year
Tessa Bonhomme, 2007–08 Player of the Year
Year Player Pos. School
1999–2000 Jenny Schmidgall Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2000–01 Courtney Kennedy Defense Minnesota
2001–02 Ronda Curtin Defense Minnesota
2002–03 Jenny Schmidgall-Potter (2) Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2003–04 Krissy Wendell Forward Minnesota
2004–05 Krissy Wendell (2) Forward Minnesota
2005–06 Sara Bauer Forward Wisconsin
2006–07 Sara Bauer (2) Forward Wisconsin
2007–08 Tessa Bonhomme Defense Ohio State
2008–09 Hilary Knight Forward Wisconsin
2009–10dagger Felicia Nelson Forward St. Cloud State
2009–10dagger Zuzana Tomčíková Goaltender Bemidji State
2010–11 Meghan Duggan Forward Wisconsin
2011–12 Brianna Decker Forward Wisconsin
2012–13 Amanda Kessel Forward Minnesota

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 5 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2012–13
Wisconsin 5 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2011–12
Minnesota–Duluth 2 1999–2000, 2002–03
Ohio State 1 2007–08
Bemidji State 1 2009–10dagger
St. Cloud State 1 2009–10dagger

Student-Athlete of the Year[edit]

Emma Laaksonen, 2003–04 Student-Athlete of the Year
Caroline Ouellette, 2004–05 Student-Athlete of the Year
Year Player Pos. School
1999–2000dagger Katie Beaudy Goalie Minnesota State
1999–2000dagger Shannon Kennedy Forward Minnesota
2000–01 Bre Dedrickson Goalie Bemidji State
2001–02 Guylaine Haché Forward Bemidji State
2002–03 Anik Coté Goalie Bemidji State
2003–04 Emma Laaksonen Defense Ohio State
2004–05 Caroline Ouellette Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2005–06 Riitta Schaublin Goalie Minnesota–Duluth
2006–07 Riitta Schaublin (2) Goalie Minnesota–Duluth
2007–08 Casie Hanson Forward North Dakota
2008–09 Gigi Marvin Forward Minnesota
2009–10 Caitlin Hogan Forward St. Cloud State
2010–11 Jocelyne Larocque Defense Minnesota–Duluth
2011–12 Jocelyne Lamoureux Forward North Dakota
2012–13 Jocelyne Lamoureux (2) Forward North Dakota

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota–Duluth 4 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11
Bemidji State 3 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03
North Dakota 3 2007–08, 2011–12, 2012–13
Minnesota 2 1999–2000dagger, 2008–09
Minnesota State 1 1999–2000dagger
Ohio State 1 2003–04
St. Cloud State 1 2009–10

Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

Meaghan Mikkelson, 2006–07 Defensive Player of the Year
Jocelyne Larocque, 2010–11 Defensive Player of the Year
Year Player Position School
1999–2000 Winny Brodt Defense Minnesota
2000–01 Courtney Kennedy Defense Minnesota
2001–02 Ronda Curtin Defense Minnesota
2002–03 Ronda Curtin (2) Defense Minnesota
2003–04 Molly Engstrom Defense Wisconsin
2004–05 Molly Engstrom (2) Defense Wisconsin
2005–06 Bobbi-Jo Slusar Defense Wisconsin
2006–07 Meaghan Mikkelson Defense Wisconsin
2007–08 Tessa Bonhomme Defense Ohio State
2008–09 Melanie Gagnon Defense Minnesota
2009–10 Anne Schleper Defense Minnesota
2010–11 Jocelyne Larocque Defense Minnesota–Duluth
2011–12 Stefanie McKeough Defense Wisconsin
2012–13 Megan Bozek Defense Minnesota

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 7 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13
Wisconsin 5 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12
Ohio State 1 2007–08
Minnesota–Duluth 1 2010–11

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Maria Rooth, 1999–2000 Rookie of the Year
Gigi Marvin, 2005–06 Rookie of the Year
Year Player Pos. School
1999–2000 Maria Rooth Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2000–01 Meghan Hunter Forward Wisconsin
2001–02 Jeni Creary Forward Ohio State
2002–03 Natalie Darwitz Forward Minnesota
2003–04 Sara Bauer Forward Wisconsin
2004–05 Bobbi Ross Forward Minnesota
2005–06 Gigi Marvin Forward Minnesota
2006–07 Meghan Duggan Forward Wisconsin
2007–08 Haley Irwin Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2008–09 Monique Lamoureux Forward Minnesota
2009–10 Hokey Langan Forward Ohio State
2010–11 Amanda Kessel Forward Minnesota
2011–12 Michelle Karvinen Forward North Dakota
2012–13 Hannah Brandt Forward Minnesota

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 6 2002–03, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
Wisconsin 3 2000–01, 2003–04, 2006–07
Minnesota–Duluth 2 1999–2000, 2007–08
Ohio State 2 2001–02, 2009–10
North Dakota 1 2011–12

Coach of the Year[edit]

Shannon Miller, 1999–2000 and 2002–03 Coach of the Year
Mark Johnson, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11, and 2011–12 Coach of the Year
Year Coach School
1999–2000 Shannon Miller Minnesota–Duluth
2000–01dagger Laura Halldorson Minnesota
2000–01dagger Kerry Wethington St. Cloud State
2001–02 Laura Halldorson (2) Minnesota
2002–03dagger Mark Johnson Wisconsin
2002–03dagger Shannon Miller (2) Minnesota–Duluth
2003–04 Jeff Vizenor Minnesota State
2004–05 Laura Halldorson (3) Minnesota
2005–06 Mark Johnson (2) Wisconsin
2006–07 Mark Johnson (3) Wisconsin
2007–08 Brad Frost Minnesota
2008–09dagger Brad Frost (2) Minnesota
2008–09dagger Mark Johnson (4) Wisconsin
2009–10 Steve Sertich Bemidji State
2010–11 Mark Johnson (5) Wisconsin
2011–12 Mark Johnson (6) Wisconsin
2012–13 Brad Frost (3) Minnesota

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 6 2000–01dagger, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09dagger, 2012–13
Wisconsin 6 2002–03dagger, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09dagger, 2010–11, 2011–12
Minnesota–Duluth 2 1999–2000, 2002–03dagger
St. Cloud State 1 2000–01dagger
Minnesota State 1 2003–04
Bemidji State 1 2009–10

Statistical leaders[edit]

Scoring champion[edit]

Haley Irwin, top scorer in 2007–08
Jocelyne Lamoureux, top scorer in 2011–12
Year Player Position School Games Goals Assists Points
2003–04 Jenny Schmidgall-Potter Forward Minnesota–Duluth 24 28 29 57
2004–05 Natalie Darwitz Forward Minnesota 28 27 45 72
2005–06 Erica McKenzie Forward Minnesota 28 18 22 40
2006–07 Sara Bauer Forward Wisconsin 28 16 35 51
2007–08 Haley Irwin Forward Minnesota–Duluth 26 18 25 43
2008–09 Monique Lamoureux Forward Minnesota 28 30 31 61
2009–10 Hokey Langan Forward Ohio State 28 25 26 51
2010–11 Meghan Duggan Forward Wisconsin 28 27 34 61
2011–12 Jocelyne Lamoureux Forward North Dakota 28 27 37 64
2012–13 Amanda Kessel Forward Minnesota 25 34 41 75

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 4 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2012–13
Minnesota–Duluth 2 2003–04, 2007–08
Wisconsin 2 2006–07, 2010–11
Ohio State 1 2009–10
North Dakota 1 2011–12

Goaltending champion[edit]

Noora Räty, top goaltender in 2009–10 and 2012–13
Kim Martin, top goaltender in 2010–11
Year Player School Games GAA
2003–04 Meghan Horras Wisconsin 12 1.32
2004–05 Jody Horak Minnesota 19 0.89
2005–06 Kim Hanlon Minnesota 14 1.19
2006–07 Christine Dufour Wisconsin 12 1.07
2007–08 Jessie Vetter Wisconsin 26 1.38
2008–09 Alyssa Grogan Minnesota 14 1.37
2009–10 Noora Räty Minnesota 15 1.06
2010–11 Kim Martin Minnesota–Duluth 17 1.51
2011–12 Alex Rigsby Wisconsin 28 1.47
2012–13 Noora Räty (2) Minnesota 28 1.05

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 5 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13
Wisconsin 4 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12
Minnesota–Duluth 1 2010–11

Team of the Decade[edit]

In 2009, to commemorate the tenth year of women's play, the WCHA chose the top ten players of the decade.[2]

Player Position School
Canada Sara Bauer Forward Wisconsin
Canada Tessa Bonhomme Defense Ohio State
United States Ronda Curtin Defense Minnesota
United States Natalie Darwitz Forward Minnesota
United States Molly Engstrom Defense Wisconsin
Canada Caroline Ouellette Forward Minnesota–Duluth
United States Jenny Schmidgall-Potter Forward Minnesota and Minnesota–Duluth
Sweden Maria Rooth Forward Minnesota–Duluth
United States Jessie Vetter Goaltender Wisconsin
United States Krissy Wendell Forward Minnesota

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Recipients". Patty Kazmaier Award / Sport Ngin. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "WCHA Honors Top 10 Players from First Decade". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. CBS Interactive. February 28, 2009. [dead link]