Goff Named Sheila Brown Award Winner

Concordia senior Emily Goff became the school’s very first recipient of the MIAC Sheila Brown Award
Concordia senior Emily Goff became the school’s very first recipient of the MIAC Sheila Brown Award

MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/26/18)---Concordia senior Emily Goff became the school's very first recipient of the MIAC Sheila Brown Award and led a group of five Cobber players who all earned conference postseason honors.

In addition to one of the premier awards given to Goff, Amanda Flemming and Callie Fagerstrom were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team while senior Tori Davis earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. Fagerstrom was also placed on the MIAC All-Rookie Team. Megan Dondelinger was chosen by Concordia as the team's representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

The five players helped Concordia earn its eighth straight MIAC playoff appearance.  

The Sheila Brown Award, which started in 2005-06, is named for the longtime St. Catherine athletic director. It is presented by St. Catherine to a senior women's hockey student-athlete who has made a long-term contribution to her team's success and who has consistently competed with good sportsmanship. The winner is selected based on the following criteria: team leadership, sportsmanship and volunteer work, academic excellence and hockey skills and production.

Goff played in 82 games over four seasons at Concordia, earning All-Rookie Team honors in 2014-15 and helping the Cobbers earn a spot in the MIAC Playoffs each of the last four years. A double-major in Nursing and Spanish, Goff received Academic All-Conference honors last summer and is in line for a second straight Conference award this year with a 3.81 cumulative grade point average. She is also a difference-maker in the community, taking her passion for nursing to volunteer with such organizations as Love Your Melon and Colleges Against Cancer while serving as a member of the Student Nurses Association and National Nurses Association. Goff is the perfect embodiment of what it means to be a student-athlete in the MIAC.

Flemming earns All-Conference honors for the first time in her career after being placed on the MIAC All-Rookie Team last season. She led the team in scoring in overall and conference games. She finished the league season by scoring seven goals and adding 11 assists for a total of 18 points. She was tied for 10th in overall points and sixth in assists in MIAC contests.

Fagerstrom helped solidify the Cobber blue line in her very first collegiate season. She was tied for second in the conference in scoring by a defenseman with six goals and six assists for 12 points in 18 MIAC games. She was also tied for sixth in points scored by a first-year player.

Davis earned her second MIAC postseason honor. She finished her career by putting up 10 goals and five assists in conference play in 2018. Her 15 total points was in the Top 20 of the league and her 10 goals was tied for seventh best.

Player of the Year: Allison Borgstrom, St. Thomas (Sr. | F | Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes)
Sheila Brown Award: Emily Goff, Concordia (Sr. | D | Eagan, Minn.)
Coach of the Year: Natalie Darwitz, Hamline (3rd season)

 2018 MIAC Women's Hockey All-Conference Team
 Position Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
F Bridget Wagner Augsburg So. Niles, Ill. | Maine South
F Kaitlyn VanTassel Bethel So. Circle Pines, Minn. | Forest Lake
F Amanda Flemming Concordia So. Sartell, Minn.
F Diana Draayer Gustavus Sr. Deephaven, Minn. | Minnetonka
F Kaitlyn Klein Gustavus Sr. Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata
F Erica Power Gustavus Sr. Lakeville, Minn. | Apple Valley
F Sarah Bobrowski Hamline Sr. St. Paul, Minn. | Hill-Murray
F Darby Dodds Hamline Sr. Byron, Minn. | Dodge County
F Bre Simon Hamline So. Elk River, Minn.
F Jane Vezina St. Olaf Sr. Stillwater, Minn.
F Allison Borgstrom St. Thomas Sr. Lindstrom, Minn. | Chisago Lakes
F Rachel Werdin St. Thomas So. Eden Prairie, Minn.
D Nikki Nightengale Augsburg So. Bloomington, Minn. | Jefferson
D Callie Fagerstrom Concordia Fy. Thief River Falls, Minn.
D Kristen Cash Gustavus So. Roseville, Minn. | Mounds View
D Tori Thompson St. Catherine Jr. Rochester, Minn. | John Marshall
D Demi Cooper St. Thomas Jr. Mendota Heights, Minn. | Henry Sibley
D Heidi Hannula St. Thomas Jr. Coon Rapids, Minn.
G Amanda DiNella Gustavus Jr. Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. | Willowbrook
G Kenzie Torpy St. Thomas Jr. Oregon, Wis.

 2018 MIAC Women's Hockey Honorable Mention
 Position Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
F Wendy Roberts Bethel Sr. Grantsburg, Wis.
F Tori Davis Concordia Sr. Sabin, Minn. | Moorhead
F Brigette Miller Saint Benedict Sr. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. | South St. Paul
F Laken Muller St. Catherine Jr. Inver Grove Heights, Minn. | Simley
F Anya Hafiz Saint Mary's So. Woodbury, Minn. | East Ridge
F Kaylee Druk St. Thomas Sr. Orono, Minn. | Benilde-St. Margaret's
D Valerie Whichello Augsburg Jr. Woodbury, Minn. | East Ridge
D Taral Clayton Augsburg Sr. Anchorage, Alaska | Dimond
D Dani Perry Hamline So. Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park
D Natalie Ryan Saint Mary's So. Lakewood, Ill. | Chicago Young Americans
D Anna Williams St. Thomas So. Hastings, Minn.
G Kristen Pechacek St. Catherine Sr. Park Falls, Wis. | Chequamegon

 2018 MIAC Women's Hockey All-Rookie Team
 Position Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School
F Bri Stafne Bethel Fy. Duluth, Minn. | Hermantown
F Jordan Hansen Hamline Fy. White Bear Lake, Minn. | Cretin-Derham Hall
F Maddy Fiedler St. Thomas Fy. Chanhassen, Minn.
D Kennedi Mitchell Bethel Fy. Elk River, Minn.
D Callie Fagerstrom Concordia Fy. Thief River Falls, Minn.
G Bryce Boreen St. Catherine Fy. Cottage Grove, Minn. | Park-Cottage Grove