Pointers land four on All-WIAC list: Newcomer named co-scholar-athlete
For the Gazette
MADISON – Four members of the UW-Stevens Point women’s hockey team were honored with All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) accolades, the league announced on March 29. Nicole Neuberger (Minnetrista, MN) and Olivia Schultz (Maplewood, MN) picked up first-team honors while Emma Berthiaume (South Haven, MN) and Cassie Newcomer (McFarland) were named to the honorable mention squad. Newcomer was also named Judy Kruckman co-Scholar-Athlete. Alana Achterkirch (St. Michael, MN) was selected to the WIAC All-Sportsmanship team.
Neuberger lands her first career league honor. She lead the Pointers in goals this season with four, two of which were power-play tallies. She also netted a game-winner at UW-Superior on March 5, one of two goals in the game.
Schultz picks up her second-straight league award after an honorable mention nod last year. She won three games this season in net with a 3.28 goals against average. She made 349 saves on the season, including a career-high 52 at UW-River Falls on March 12, the third-most in a single game in program history.
Berthiaume repeats as an honorable mention selection. She tied for the team lead with five points on the year. She scored two goals, one on the power play, and had three assists. Three of her point came against Northland, including a season-best two points at Northland on Feb. 27.
Newcomer claims a pair of first-time honors. She tied for the team lead in both points (five) and assists (four.) Her goal, a power-play tally, was the game-winner against Northland on Feb. 24. She also pocketed the top academic honor from the league with a cumulative 3.98 as a pre-physical therapy major.
Achterkirch notches an all-sportsmanship honor after skating in all 10 games this season. She scored a goal in UWSP’s season-opening tie at UW-Eau Claire. Then on Feb. 27, she recorded her first career assist at Northland.
The Pointers finished the season with a 3-6-1 record and claimed the three-seed in the WIAC Tournament.