Five Golden Gophers are among this year's WCHA individual postseason award recipients
Minnesota will celebrate its six seniors at a banquet Friday evening and in a pre-game ceremony on Sunday
Catch up with senior Kelsey Cline as the Gophers prepare for the final three weeks of the regular season
A top-four battle pits Minnesota against Minnesota Duluth at Ridder Arena this Friday and Saturday
Gophers defenseman Kelsey Cline looks forward to beginning her senior year
2016-17 • Senior Season: Named WCHA All-Academic Team honoree • recorded an assist in 3-0 win against Lindenwood (Sept. 30) • saw time at forward during the series sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 27-28).
2015-16 • Junior Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • posted a career-best 12 points (2g-10a) • recorded first point of the season with an assist in 11-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 17) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-1 win vs. UMD (Oct. 24) • assisted the game-winning goal in 6-3 win vs. Yale (Nov. 20) • had two points (1g-1a) in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Dec. 11) • had two assists in 9-0 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 10) • had three points (1g-2a) in 7-0 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22) • recorded two assists in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12).
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • appeared in all 41 games and recorded eight points (1g-7a) • ranked fifth on the team with 33 blocked shots • scored lone goal of the season in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • assisted the second goal in 3-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10) • recorded a career-high three assists while playing forward in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 6) • assisted a Kelly Pannek goal in 10-0 win over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4) • picked up an assist in 7-1 win over UMD (Feb. 13) • tallied an assist in 5-1 win over Minnesota State (Feb. 28) in the WCHA First Round.
2013-14 • Freshman Season: Recorded eight points (2g-6a) and played in all 41 games • blocked 25 shots • primarily played at the blue line but saw action at forward as well • made collegiate debut in season-opening 3-1 win at Colgate (Oct. 4) • tallied first collegiate points with two assists at Colgate (Oct. 5) • recorded two assists in 6-3 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 19) • had one assist in 4-0 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 25) • scored the game-winning goal at St. Cloud State (Nov. 8) for her first collegiate goal • saw action at center in two games, going 3-for-5 and 3-for-3 in face-offs (Nov. 23 and Nov. 30) • scored her second career goal in 9-1 win over Princeton (Dec. 1) • picked up an assist in 6-0 win over UMD (Feb. 21).
High School/Club: Played at Bloomington Jefferson High School for coach Mark Stephan • five-time All-South Suburban Conference honoree • all-state honoree named to the Star Tribune 2013 All-Metro second team after leading her team to a 15-9-1 overall record as a senior • recorded 43 points (22g-21a) as a senior • attended USA Hockey national development camps in 2011 and 2012 • played in USA Hockey national development camp all-star game in 2011 • played club hockey for the Minnesota Whitecaps • played in the Minnesota High School Fall Elite League • five-year hockey letterwinner • two-year academic letterwinner.
Personal: Born February 28, 1995 • daughter of Patrick and Lisa Cline • has two siblings, older brother, Connor, and older sister, Katie • a 2013 graduate of Bloomington Jefferson High School • studying marketing with a minor in human resources in the Carlson School of Management • shoots left • enjoys playing tennis, going on vacation and visiting her cabin.
|Kelsey Cline's Career Statistics (As of March 15, 2017)|
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