Rachael Bona
Rachael  Bona


Coon Rapids, Minn.

High School:
Coon Rapids HS






Alumni Spotlight: Rachael Bona

In celebration of 20 years of Gopher women's hockey, catch up with alumna Rachael Bona


Gophers Bring Home Sixth National Title

Minnesota defeated Harvard, 4-1, in the 2015 NCAA national championship game Sunday


Minnesota to Battle Harvard for NCAA Crown

The Gophers and Crimson will meet in Sunday's national championship game


Frozen Four Border Battle Set for Friday

The Gophers face the Badgers in the national semifinal round at Ridder Arena Friday


Eight Gophers Take Home WCHA Awards

The WCHA announced its annual postseason awards this week


Gophers Beat Badgers in Semis

Minnesota rallied for a 5-3 win over Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA title game.


Gophers Blank Mavericks Outdoors

The Gopher women's hockey team beat Minnesota State, 4-0, at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers Beat, Tie Ohio State

Minnesota beat Ohio State, 6-0, on Friday night and tied 2-2 in the rematch on Saturday.


Gophers Shut Out BC

Minnesota wrapped up exhibition play with a 7-0 win over British Columbia.


Minnesota Blanks Team Japan

Minnesota opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Team Japan.


Gophers Vs Buckeyes

Women's Saturday Hockey


Gophers vs North Dakota

WCHA Action

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2014-15 • Senior Season: Named All-WCHA Third Team, WCHA Scholar Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team • named co-captain • appeared in all 41 games and ranked fifth on the team with 38 points (15g-23a) • third on the team with 182 shots on goal • ninth on the team with a +27 plus/minus rating • had 11 multi-point games • recorded four assists in season-opening wins over Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4), including setting up the game-winning goal in 5-2 win the Terriers • scored the game-tying goal with 1:28 remaining in 2-1 overtime win at Wisconsin (Oct. 18) • had nine points (2g-7a) during a five-game point streak (Nov. 14-Nov. 24) • had five points (1g-4a) in road sweet at Ohio State (Nov. 14-15) • recorded six points (2g-4a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5-6) and tied her career high with four points (2g-2a) in 12-0 win over the Huskies (Dec. 5) • named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week after recording six points (5g-1a) in sweep over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4-6), including scoring her second career hat trick in 10-0 win (Jan. 4) • had three points (1g-2a) in sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 16-17) • assisted a Meghan Lorence goal in 7-1 win over UMD (Feb. 13) • had two points (1g-1a) in sweep at BSU (Feb. 20-21), including scoring the game-winner with 1:45 remaining in 3-2 win (Feb. 20) • had two points (1g-1a), including an empty net goal with 1:48 remaining, in 4-1 national championship win over Harvard (March 22).

2013-14 • Junior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, All-WCHA Second Team honoree, All-USCHO Third Team honoree, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked third in the nation and second on the team with 61 points (23g-38a) • ranked second in the nation with 38 assists and third in the NCAA with 0.93 assists per game • scored six game-winning goals • tied for the team lead with a +49 plus/minus rating • led the team with 189 shots on goal to rank ninth all-time in Gopher single-season records • had 19 multi-point games and 10 multi-assist games • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) after leading Minnesota with a career-best seven points (4g-3a) in the season-opening series sweep at Colgate (Oct. 4-5) • scored both game-winning goals, including a short-handed game-winner, against the Raiders • tied her career high with four points at Colgate (Oct. 5) • recorded three points in series at UMD (Oct. 18-19) and at Bemidji State (Oct. 25-26) • led the Gophers with four assists in series split with North Dakota (Nov. 16-17) • scored the game-winner and added two assists in 4-1 win at Yale (Nov. 24) • recorded four assists in sweep over Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) • named WCHA Offensive Co-Player of the Week (Dec. 11) after leading the Gophers with six points (3g-3a), including first career hat trick, in sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8) • had 18 points (7g-11a) during a nine-game point streak (Nov. 24-Jan. 19) • recorded two points (1g-1a) in 5-1 win at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31) • had five points (3g-2a) in sweep over Bemidji State (Feb. 7-8), including tying her career high with four points (2g-2a) in 10-0 win over the Beavers (Feb. 7) • led the Gophers with three points (1g-2a) in sweep at Wisconsin (Feb. 14-15) • had three assists in WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb. 28-March 1) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in the WCHA Final Face-off, including the game-winning goal and an assist in the 4-1 semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth (March 7) • recorded 16 points (5g-11a) during a 10-game point streak (Feb. 7-March 8) • named to Frozen Four all-tournament team after recording three points (2g-1a) in two games.

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Skated in all 41 games • had a career-high 32 points (14g-18a) • posted a plus/minus ratio of +36 • named to All-WCHA Academic Team • tallied two assists in the season opener against Colgate (Sept. 28) • notched a career-high four assists in the 11-0 rout of Colgate (Sept. 29) • assisted on a Kelly Terry goal in win over St. Lawrence (Oct. 13) • netted a goal against Ohio State (Oct. 19) • had a goal and an assist in the 8-0 win over OSU (Oct. 20) • scored a goal versus North Dakota (Oct. 27) • began a five-game point streak by recording an assist against Minnesota State (Nov. 16) • tallied a goal in the series finale versus MSU (Nov. 17) • notched a goal in each New Hampshire game (Nov. 24-25) • had an assist in the first Wisconsin game (Dec. 1) • assisted Becky Kortum in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 7) • had two assists in the shutout win over BSU (Dec. 8) • netted a goal in the 6-3 triumph over North Dakota (Jan. 12) • tallied three goals in the series sweep of Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 18-19) • notched a goal in the 6-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 2) • scored a goal against Ohio State (Feb. 8) • had two points (1g-1a) in the 8-0 rout of Bemidji State (Feb. 15) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in the series sweep of BSU in the WCHA First Round (March 1-2) • assisted Kelly Terry on the game-winning goal against North Dakota (March 16) in the triple-overtime NCAA quarterfinal game • had an assist in the overtime win over Boston College (March 22) in the NCAA semifinal game.

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Played in all 41 games • moved to the first line in January and played the remainder of the season on the top line with Jen Schoullis and Amanda Kessel • tallied eight goals and seven assists for 15 points on the season • recorded her first career point with an assist on Meghan Lorence's goal against St. Cloud State (Oct. 7) • scored her first collegiate goal at Wisconsin (Oct. 14) • assisted an Emily West goal at Bemidji State (Oct. 29) • recorded an assist on a Meghan Lorence goal against UNH (Nov. 18) • scored a goal at Harvard (Nov. 27) • scored the game-winning goal against Ohio State (Dec. 10) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring Minnesota's first goal in a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State (Jan. 2), igniting a comeback after the Gophers trailed 2-0 • scored two goals in the series at Ohio State (Feb. 10-11) • had two points (1g-1a) in Minnesota's 6-1 win over St. Cloud State in the WCHA First Round (Feb. 24) and added an assist in the second game against the Huskies (Feb. 25).

High School/Club: A five-year letterwinner at Coon Rapids High School • Ms. Hockey award finalist • compiled 165 goals and 105 assists in her five years playing for Coon Rapids • five-time All-Northwest Suburban Conference honoree • led her team to the 2011 Minnesota State Tournament where they placed third • helped Coon Rapids to a conference title in 2007 • also played for the U19 Minnesota Ice Cats beginning in 2008 • participated in the USA Hockey Development Camps from 2007-09 • a member of the U.S. Under-18 team that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships • all-conference and all-state soccer player at Coon Rapids.

Personal: Born October 25, 1992 • a 2011 graduate of Coon Rapids High School • child psychology major who intends to go to nursing school • parents are Dean and Tracy Bona • has an older brother, Nick • played with former Gopher Terra Rasmussen at Coon Rapids HS in the 2006-07 season • shoots left • had her No. 7 Coon Rapids HS jersey retired during the 2014-15 season.

Rachael Bona's Career Statistics (Final)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG Blk
2011-12 41 8 7 15 86 .093 4-8 +10 1 0 2 3
2012-13 41 14 18 32 116 .121 12-24 +36 1 0 1 3
2013-14 41 23 38 61 189 .122 11-22 +49 4 1 6 16
2014-15 41 15 23 38 182 .082 11-22 +26 3 0 3 15
Career Totals 164 60 86 146 573 .105 38-76 +121 9 1 12 37


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