Entering her senior year, Lee Stecklein will once again wear the 'C' for the Maroon & Gold
Seven current Gophers and five alumni are among the 95 players invited to the 2016 USA Hockey Women's National Festival
The Gophers named Lee Stecklein as the 2016-17 team captain, and Dani Cameranesi and Kate Schipper as assistant captains.
Lee Stecklein and Dani Cameranesi were selected in the 2016 NWHL Draft over the weekend.
The five at-large honorees raises Minnesota's Academic All-America season total to eight -- the most accolades in school history.
The Gophers completed a sweep of New Hampshire with a 4-0 win.
2015-16 • Junior Season: Named Second Team All-American, All-USCHO Second Team, and All-WCHA First Team honoree • named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • named team co-captain with Hannah Brandt • posted a career-best 30 points (8g-22a) • ranked second on the Gophers with a plus/minus of +50 • had two assists, including setting up Kelly Pannek’s game-winning goal, in 5-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 2) • assisted Hannah Brandt’s game-winning goal vs. St. Cloud State (Oct. 10) • had seven points (1g-6a) during a career-best six-game point streak (Oct. 2-23) • had a four-point series (1g-3a) vs. Yale (Nov. 20-21) • scored goal in 11-1 win at Minnesota State (Nov. 27) • invited to 2015 USA Hockey Women's Winter Training Camp (Dec. 28-Jan. 1) • had three points (2g-1a) in 9-0 win vs. Ohio State (Jan. 10) • scored one goal in 2-1 win vs. Minnesota State (Jan. 17) • recorded two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 4-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23) • scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 30) • had two assists in 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • had assist on game-winning goal in 4-0 win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19) • scored one goal 5-0 WCHA First Round win against Ohio State (Feb. 27) • had assist in 2-0 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win vs. North Dakota (March 5) • recorded two assists in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12) • had two assists in 3-2 Frozen Four semifinal overtime win vs. Wisconsin (March 18).
2014-15 • Sophomore Season: Named AHCA/CCM Second Team All-American, All-USCHO First Team, All-WCHA First Team, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, WCHA Scholar Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • named assistant captain • tied for fifth in the nation for scoring among defensemen with 27 points (5g-22a) • led the Gophers with 59 blocked shots • ranked fifth on the team with a +44 plus/minus rating • had five multi-point games with a pair of assists in each game • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after recording four assists in the opening weekend against Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4) • picked up an assist in 4-1 win at Wisconsin (Oct. 17) • missed 1-0 loss to Bemidji State (Nov. 1) while earning silver with the U.S. Women's National Team at the Four Nations Cup in Kamloops, British Columbia (Nov. 4-8) • recorded two assists in 4-0 win against Minnesota State (Nov. 22) • recorded two assists in 5-1 win over St. Lawrence (Jan. 6) • set up Hannah Brandt's game-tying goal in 1-1 overtime tie with Wisconsin (Jan. 10) • scored first goal of the season in 7-1 win over Minnesota State (Jan. 17) and ended the series with two points (1g-1a) against the Mavericks (Jan. 16-17) • scored a goal in 3-3 overtime tie with Ohio State (Jan. 30) • had a four-game point streak (Feb. 7-20), including a two-goal series in sweep over UMD (Feb. 13-14) and setting up Rachael Bona's game-winning goal in 3-2 win at Bemidji State (Feb. 20) • had three assists in WCHA First Round sweep over Minnesota State (Feb. 27-28) • had two points (1g-1a) in three NCAA games, including an assist in the 4-1 national championship win over Harvard (March 22) • won gold with Team USA at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
2013-14: Spent the season training with the U.S. Women's National Team and competed in the 2014 Olympic Games with the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, earning silver • was the youngest member of Team USA • recorded one assist and played in five games in the Olympic Games.
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar • appeared in all 41 games • had 12 points (3g-9a) • posted plus/minus of +35 • made Gopher debut in 7-0 season-opening victory over Colgate (Sept. 28) • first career start came in 11-0 win against Colgate (Sept. 29) • tallied first point by assisting Meghan Lorence in Gophers' 4-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 6) • had a three-point performance (1g-2a) and notched her first goal in a 10-2 thumping of New Hampshire (Nov. 24) • scored the game-winning goal against New Hampshire (Nov. 25) to help Minnesota win 4-0 • named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Nov. 28) for tallying four points (2g-2a) in the UNH series (Nov. 24-25) • scored a short-handed goal in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 7) • assisted Amanda Kessel in a 5-0 rout of Bemidji State (Dec. 8) • recorded two assists in 8-1 victory at Minnesota State (Jan. 18) • assisted Becky Kortum on a short-handed goal against Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 1) • assisted Hannah Brandt on the game-winning goal against St. Cloud State (Feb. 23) • notched an assist in the 8-0 rout of Bemidji State in the final game of the WCHA First Round series (March 2).
High School/Club: Played prep hockey at Roseville Area High School • has extensive experience with USA Hockey, having participated as a National Development Camp player since age 14 • a member of the 2011 U.S. Under-18 Select Team • played for the U.S. at the Under-18 World Championships in 2010 and 2012 • selected to participate in the USA Hockey Festival in August 2011, and took part in the Four Nations Pre-Camp in fall 2011 • led Roseville to Suburban East Conference championships four times, and a Minnesota state title in 2010 • in 2012, the Raiders advanced to the state championship game in Class AA, where they lost to Minnetonka • scored 15 goals and 19 assists for 34 points in her senior year, including seven points in postseason play • tallied 24 points (11g-13a) and was Roseville's top-scoring defenseman as a junior • earned all-state honors in 2011 and 2012, and was honorable mention all-state in 2010 • earned all-conference honors eight times in her career, in hockey, lacrosse, tennis and soccer • a 16-time letterwinner at Roseville, earning letters in hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and academics • played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps.
Personal: Born April 23, 1994 • daughter of Robb and Linda • has two siblings, Ross and Jill • major is Entrepreneurial Management in the Carlson School of Management • lettered in academics and was an academic all-state award winner in tennis.
|Lee Stecklein's Career Statistics (As of March 24, 2016)|
Summer Keeps Gophers Busy: Part I
Find out what the defending national champion Gopher women's hockey team did all summer.
Experience Gives Schipper Confidence
Gophers assistant captain Kate Schipper shares her vision for the 2016-17 women's hockey season.
Scouting Report: Minnesota State
GopherSports.com takes a look at each of the Gopher women's hockey team's 2016-17 opponents.