Lake Forest’s Greeneway selected NCHA women’s player of the year; Adrian gets top coach, freshman

Lake Forest’s Michelle Greeneway leads the nation with 33 goals to date (photo: Matthew Weidner).

The NCHA women’s conference on Thursday announced its player, freshman and coach of the year, in addition to its All-NCHA Team and All-Freshman Team.

Lake Forest senior forward Michelle Greeneway scored a nation’s-best 33 goals among 46 points to take home top player honors. Greeneway also won the honor in 2014 as a sophomore.

“I’ve never seen or coached a more competitive player than Mickey,” Lake Forest coach Carisa Zaban Wahlig said in a news release. “From her freshman year to her senior year, she continues to impress and amaze me with her level of play and ability to dominate. She came in offensively-oriented, but improved her defensive game tremendously, which is what makes her such a fantastic two-way player.

“She’s truly a one-of-a-kind player and has been invaluable to the program’s success the last four years.”

This season, Greeneway became just the sixth D-III women’s player to score 100 goals in her career.

Adrian forward Brooke Lupi is the freshman of the year after tallying 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs’ Chad Davis is the top coach for the second straight season. In 2015-16, Davis guided Adrian to a 22-2-1 mark and a top-five ranking for the majority of the campaign.

2015-16 NCHA All-Conference Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Michelle GreenewayFSr.Lake Forest
Lexi HolmanFSo.Concordia (Wis.)
Kristin LewickiFJr.Adrian
Lauren RoethlisbergerFSr.St. Norbert
Kaylyn SchrokaFJr.Adrian
Olivia SpellmireFSo.Lake Forest
Kayla GriffithDSo.Lake Forest
Sydney SmithDJr.Adrian
Alex StenslandDSr.Lake Forest
Kristine ZinkDSo.Adrian
Allie CarterGSr.Lake Forest
Lindsey HartfielGJr.St. Scholastica

2015-16 NCHA All-Freshman Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Amy BuddeFLake Forest
Brooke LupiFAdrian
Courtney WittigFMarian
Kennedy HougeDSt. Scholastica
Ellie WoodmanDConcordia (Wis.)
Christina PattengaleGConcordia (Wis.)
Lindsey StrainisGMarian


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