Cara Piazza
Cara  Piazza


Darien, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South HS






Gophers Earn Road Sweep

Minnesota defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, in game two of this weekend's series to secure a WCHA sweep


Gophers Return to WCHA Action

Minnesota travels to Minnesota State for a league matchup this Friday and Saturday


Minnesota Remains Home to Host Yale

The Gophers host ECAC Hockey's Bulldogs in a non-conference series this weekend


Gophers Shut Out Beavers, 4-0

Kate Schipper led Minnesota with three points and Amanda Leveille earned her 25th career shutout


Top-Five Matchup Pits Gophers vs. Beavers

No. 3 Minnesota hosts No. 5 Bemidji State at Ridder Arena this Friday and Saturday

Photo Gallery

2015-16 • Sophomore Season:Assisted Milica McMillen’s game-winning goal in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • assisted Kelly Pannek’s game winning goal in 5-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 2) • tied career highs with three points (2g-1a) and two goals in 11-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 10) • recorded two goals in series vs. UMD (Oct. 23-24) • had three assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in split at UND (Oct. 29-30) • had three points (1g-2a) in sweep over Bemidji State (Nov. 13-14) • had at least one point in each of the first 13 games of the season (Oct. 1-Nov. 20).

2014-15 • Freshman Season: Appeared in all 41 games and recorded 17 points (11g-6a) • made collegiate debut and scored first career goal in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • had first career multi-point series with two goals in season-opening series wins over Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4) • scored game-winning goal in 5-2 win over North Dakota (Oct. 24) • had three goals in four games (Jan. 10-17), including scoring the first goal in 4-1 win over Wisconsin (Jan. 10) and having a two-goal series in sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 16-17) • scored goals in back-to-back games in a 7-1 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 24) and a 3-3 overtime tie with Ohio State (Jan. 30) • had a career-best three points (1g-2a) in 10-0 WCHA First Round win over Minnesota State (Feb. 27).

High School/Club: Played for coach Tony Cachey with the Chicago Mission • served as assistant captain of U-19 Chicago Mission team • named MVP of final game of 2013 Stoney Creek Tournament where team finished second • finished 2-2-0-0-0 in pool play at 2014 USA Hockey Girls' Tier I National Championship after earning national runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2011 and finishing third in 2010 • won 2013 NAHA Labor Day Tournament title • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • earned silver with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • attended USA Hockey Development Camps • four-year honor roll member in high school who graduated in the top five percent of her class.

Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1995 • daughter of Tom and Sue Piazza • has one sibling, Sam • intends to major in chemistry and minor in Spanish • father played baseball at Illinois State University, mother competed in track & field at Northwestern and grandfather played football and hockey at Illinois • enjoys playing the guitar.

Cara Piazza's Career Statistics (As of Nov. 25, 2015)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG Blk
2014-15 41 11 6 17 106 .104 4-8 +12 2 0 2 20
2015-16 14 7 12 19 38 .184 0-0 +19 1 0 1 5
Career Totals 55 18 18 36 144 .125 4-8 +31 3 0 3 25


Gophers Earn Road Sweep


Minnesota defeated Minnesota State, 2-1, in game two of this weekend's series to secure a WCHA sweep.

Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. Minnesota State


Minnesota and Minnesota State face off at 2 p.m. CT Saturday.

Gophers Roll Past Mavericks, 11-1


Seven Gophers scored goals as Minnesota earned an 11-1 win over Minnesota State on the road Friday afternoon.

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