With her playing career ended by injury, Alyssa Grogan returned to the ice in the final moments of Senior Day.
2011-12 Senior Season:Missed the season due to a concussion made a brief appearance in the final seconds of the 5-2 win against North Dakota on Senior Day after not suiting up for a game in 16 months served as the color analyst for the Gophers' radio broadcasts during the regular season nominated for the Hockey Humanitarian Award a WCHA Scholar Athlete Academic All-WCHA.
2010-11 Junior Season: WCHA All-Academic Team honoree Started in three games for the Gophers, all in the first half of the season Earned her sixth career shutout and first of the year in the 3-0 win over Clarkson (10/2) Was in net for both games against North Dakota (10/15-16) Sat out the remainder of the season due to an injury.
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Academic All-WCHA selection Letterwinner Started in 12 of 13 games played Went 7-3-1 against conference opponents and 8-3-1 overall Academic All-WCHA honoree Held a goals against average of 2.36 and a save percentage of 2.36 Started her sophomore season with a win against Syracuse in the season-opener (10/2) Had a season-high 35 saves in the win against Ohio State (10/9) Along with earning a win against St. Cloud State, collected her second-career assist on Chelsey Jones' power-play goal (10/24) Recorded shutout in the St. Cloud State win Combined with Noora Raty for a shutout win against North Dakota (12/13) Helped Minnesota to a 5-2 win against Ohio State to open the second half (1/8) Earned her second shutout of the season when she stopped all 26 shots against the Buckeyes (1/9) Had back-to-back wins against Minnesota State (1/29-30) Her tie came in the 2-2 tie against St. Cloud State (2/12) Helped Minnesota to a series split against Wisconsin and passed aside 38 Badger shots on goal (2/19-20).State (2/26).
2008-09 Freshman Season WCHA goaltending champion with a 1.37 goals against average against conference opponents Ranked sixth in the nation in GAA (1.67) and fifth in winning percentage (.850) Held a 16-2-2 record Started her Gopher career in the 7-1 win over Robert Morris (10/4) In her first career start, earned a win over then No. 1 Minnesota Duluth (10/10) and had a career-high 33 saves Helped Minnesota to its first-ever shootout win in Gopher history after a 1-0 shootout win and a tie against Wisconsin (10/24) Won seven-straight games from Oct. 31 to Jan. 9 Recorded her first career-shutout with 16 saves against Bemidji State (11/14) Added her second shutout in the 4-0 win over North Dakota (12/5) Allowed just one goal to Harvard in the 3-1 win (11/28) First and only WCHA loss of the season came on Jan. 23 to Minnesota Duluth Held SCSU scoreless in the Feb. 20 game and was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for her performance, which clinched her goaltending champion award Collected her 14th win of the season with a 4-1 win over Bemidji State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs and her 15th in the win over MSU during the WCHA FINAL FACEOFF Had 25 saves in the 4-3 quarterfinal win over Boston College (3/14) and allowed three goals, including two on the power play Saw action in the NCAA semifinal game against Mercyhurst.
The Grogan File Starting goaltender for the United States Under-18 Team and helped Team USA to a world championship gold medal in 2008 Let's Play Hockey's Senior Goalie recipient Helped Eagan High School to a state championship berth, when she held a 1.52 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in her senior season Five-time all-conference honoree and a three-time all-state and all-metro selection In her junior season, Grogan held a 1.30 goals against average and held a .937 clip in save percentage when she allowed just 17 goals Named Eagan's rookie of the year in 2003-04 when she helped Eagan to a conference championship title and a 23-5-2 record under head coach Scott Darwitz Named the team's most valuable player in 2004-05 and held the role of assistant captain for the Wildcats in her senior year. Played in one game with the U.S. Under-18 Team when she stopped 34 shots in a loss to Canada during the exhibition series Minnesota Junior Whitecaps in 2006-07.
Personal A 2008 graduate of Eagan High School Business major Daughter of Karla and Steve Grogan Born May 15, 1990 Catches left Brother, Derek, plays hockey at St. Olaf College.