Lesteberg Steps In at Bemidji

Bemidji State named Jason Lesteberg its new women’s coach Tuesday. He replaces Ruthann Cantile, who resigned following this past season due to personal reasons.

Lesteberg led Wisconsin-Stevens Point in its inaugural season last year, going 13-13-1. Against other first-year programs, the Pointers were 11-0-1.

Lesteberg was previously the assistant men’s hockey coach at Gustavus Adolphus from 1997-2000.

Bemidji State, which started its program in 1997-98, was 9-24-1 last season. Cantile was the only coach the program had ever known.