NCHA tabs Adrian goaltender Zeches top women’s player

Adrian senior goaltender Brittany Zeches has been named the NCHA player of the year and Lake Forest’s Carisa Zaban is the NCHA coach of the year.

For Zeches, who started her career at Division I Wayne State before that program folded in May 2011, a nation-best nine shutouts has helped Adrian to 19 wins this year.

“Brittany is relentless in net,” Adrian coach Chad Davis said in a news release. “Her desire and passion to play set her apart. She’s been so consistent, it’s ridiculous.”

Zaban also won top coaching honors in 2010.

In addition, the NCHA also announced its All-NCHA Team, honorable mentions and All-Rookie Team.

2012-13 All-NCHA Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Katie BattersFJr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Michelle GreenewayFFr.Lake Forest
Kelsey KuschFSo.Adrian
Kait MasonFJr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Dani SchultzFSo.Wisconsin-Superior
Nina WaidacherFSo.St. Scholastica
Amanda RyderDSr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Alix ValleeDJr.Adrian
Alex BlairDSo.St. Scholastica
Bailey LaneDSr.Wisconsin-Superior
Kaley GibsonGJr.St. Norbert
Brittany ZechesGSr.Adrian

2012-13 NCHA Honorable Mention

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Michelle FischerFJr.St. Scholastica
Henriette OstergaardFJr.St. Norbert
Melissa PaluchFFr.Lake Forest
Chloe KinselFFr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Karissa AndersonFJr.St. Norbert
Michelle LunneborgFSr.Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Danielle SmithFJr.Adrian
Sarah GilbrideDJr.Lake Forest
Emily LarsonDJr.Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Nicole SchaubDSo.Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Kristin MatonDSr.Adrian
Kaiti GrahamDSr.Wisconsin-Superior
Amanda AlexanderGSo.Marian
Stacey DierkingGJr.Lake Forest

2012-13 NCHA All-Rookie Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Michelle GreenewayFFr.Lake Forest
Chloe KinselFFr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Melissa PaluchFFr.Lake Forest
Josie JohnsonDFr.Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Dani BuehrerDFr.Wisconsin-River Falls
Megan LeikkariGFr.Wisconsin-Superior


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