Rising senior and co-captain Cara Piazza is committed to her academics as a mechanical engineering major
Sydney Baldwin and Cara Piazza have been named co-captains for the upcoming season
Take a look back at the 2016-17 Gopher women's hockey season by the numbers
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
2016-17 • Junior Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten 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.
|Piazza's Career Statistics (2016-17 Final)|
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