Faber, Cranston win top NCHA women’s honors

The NCHA has announced that Wisconsin-Eau Claire forward Kristin Faber has been voted the women’s player of the year and Wisconsin-River Falls’ Joe Cranston is coach of the year.

“Kristin has been a dominant player in this league since she started four years ago,” said UW-Eau Claire head coach Mike Collins in a league release. “She has been a great team leader and she makes everyone around her a better hockey player.”

Faber scored 16 goals in conference play had five multi-point games on the season, four of which were multi-goal games. She had a hat trick against Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Jan. 21 and a two goal, one assist outing against Concordia-Wisconsin on Feb. 4.

UW-River Falls had an undefeated regular season and the greatest win total in school history at 22-0-3 to give Cranston his fourth top coach honor.

Kristin Faber, Sr, F, Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Sarah Luberda, Sr, F, Concordia-Wisconsin
Erin Marvin, Jr, F, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Kait Mason, Fr, F, Wisconsin-River Falls
Lauren Straus, Fr, F, St. Norbert
Jessica Thompson, Sr, F, Wisconsin-River Falls
Kayleigh Bell, Sr, D, Wisconsin-River Falls
Lauren Conrad, Sr, D, Wisconsin-River Falls
Allie Pullar, Sr, D, Wisconsin-River Falls
Kelly Salis, Jr, D, Adrian
Kaley Gibson, Fr, G, St. Norbert
Emily Michelin, Fr, G, Adrian

Katie Flanagan, Jr, F, Wisconsin-River Falls
Stacey Kempson, Sr, F, Adrian
Melissa Kravich, Sr, F, Lake Forest
Sam Meuwissen, So, F, Concordia-Wisconsin
Olivia Rork, Jr, F, Adrian
Chelsey Wierschem, So, F, Wisconsin-Superior
Emma Agen, Fr, D, St. Norbert
Kelli Johnson, Sr, D, Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Bailey Lane, So, D, Wisconsin-Superior
Samantha Scheving, Jr, D, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Cassi Campbell, Sr, G, Wisconsin-River Falls
Shanley Peters, Fr, G, Wisconsin-Superior

Kait Mason, F, Wisconsin-River Falls
Lauren Straus, F, St. Norbert
Allie Tanzer, F, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Emma Agen, D, St. Norbert
Sheryl Kaskiw, D, Wisconsin-Superior
Emily Larson, D, Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Emily Michelin, G, Adrian