Take a look back at the Gopher women's hockey team's 2016-17 campaign
Five Golden Gophers are among this year's WCHA individual postseason award recipients
The Gophers received goals from three different defensemen in a 3-1 win over Bemidji State Friday
Catch up with Gophers junior forward Cara Piazza as the Gophers prepare to host Bemidji State in the WCHA First Round
Taylor Williamson and Caitlin Reilly each scored twice as Minnesota sealed the series sweep over North Dakota
2016-17 • Junior Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete and WCHA All-Academic honoree • scored one goal in 3-0 win against Lindenwood (Sept. 30) • scored power play goal in 3-2 win against UMD (Oct. 15) • recorded two points (1g-1a), including a shorthanded game-winning goal, in series sweep against St. Cloud State (Oct. 27-28) • had two points (1g-1a), including a power-play assist, in the series split at Boston University (Dec. 9-10) • had an assist in the 5-3 win against Minnesota State during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Jan. 8) • scored one goal in the 5-0 win at Minnesota State (Feb. 3) • tallied three points (1g-2a), including a power play goal, in the 6-2 win against North Dakota (Feb. 11) • posted three assists, including one on Kelly Pannek’s game-winning goal, in the WCHA First Round against Bemidji State (Feb. 24-26).
2015-16 • Sophomore Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • posted a career-best 34 points (11g-23a) • 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) • had two points (1g-1a), including a game-winning assist during sweep at Minnesota State (Nov. 27-28) • recorded two assists in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Dec. 11) • invited to 2015 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp (Dec. 28-Jan. 1) • had three assists in 9-0 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 10) • had two points (1g-1a) in 4-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23) • scored the game-winning power-play goal in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 29) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-2 win at UMD (Feb. 13) • had two points (1g-1a) in overtime win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 20) • had an assist in 5-2 WCHA First Round win vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26).
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 • majoring in mechanical engineering • 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 (2016-17 Final)|
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