Minnesota returns to action with three games at Ridder Arena this week
Rachael Bona and Rachel Ramsey are three-time Academic All-Big Ten honorees
Minnesota defeated Harvard, 4-1, in the 2015 NCAA national championship game Sunday
The Gophers and Crimson will meet in Sunday's national championship game
The Gophers face the Badgers in the national semifinal round at Ridder Arena Friday
Minnesota opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Team Japan.
The Gopher women's hockey team posted back to back shutouts of Bemidji State.
The Golden Gophers clinched the 2013 WCHA title with a sweep of UMD at Ridder Arena.
The Golden Gophers remained unbeaten with a sweep in Mankato.
Minnesota posted 7-0 and 4-1 wins in WCHA play against St. Cloud State.
2014-15 • Senior Season: Named to WCHA All-Academic Team • named assistant captain • appeared in all 41 games and ranked sixth on the team with 34 points (18g-16a) • ranked fourth on the team with 18 goals • tied for second on the team with six power-play goals • recorded four points (3g-1a) in season-opening wins over Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4) • scored a goal in 3-3 overtime tie at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 11) • set up game-tying goal in 2-1 overtime win at Wisconsin (Oct. 18) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a career-best four goals in sweep at Ohio State (Nov. 14-15) • scored her first career hat trick in 5-3 win over the Buckeyes (Nov. 15) • had an assist in back-to-back games against St. Cloud State (Nov. 24) and at Princeton (Nov. 29) • recorded four points (3g-1a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5-6) • recorded four assists in sweep over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4-6) • had eight points (4g-4a) during a six-game point streak (Jan. 11-30) • led the team with three points (1g-2a) in 7-1 win over UMD (Feb. 13) • recorded her 100th career point with a power-play goal in 4-2 win at Bemidji State (Feb. 21) • scored the Gophers’ third goal in the 4-1 national championship win over Harvard (March 22).
2013-14 • Junior Season: Recorded 35 points (18g-17a) in 35 games • registered 11 multi-point games • led the team with seven game-winning goals and a .176 shot percentage with 18 goals on 102 shots • led the Gophers with two points (1g-1a) in 4-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 18) • tied her career-best by scoring two goals, including the game-winner, in 4-0 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 25) • missed four games due to injury (Nov. 1-9) • saw limited action in series split with North Dakota (Nov. 16-17) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 27) after leading the Gophers with four points (2g-2a) in series sweep at Yale (Nov. 23-24) • scored unassisted short-handed goal in 5-1 win at Yale (Nov. 23) • had three points (1g-2a), including a power-play goal, in 4-1 win at Yale (Nov. 24) • recorded four points (1g-3a) in sweep over Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1), setting up the game-winner in a 6-0 win (Nov. 30) and scoring the game-winner in a 9-1 win (Dec. 1) • had 11 points (4g-7a) during a five-game point streak (Nov. 23-Dec. 7) • scored two goals in the series sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 17-19), including scoring the game-winning goal on the power-play in the Gophers' 4-0 win on the outdoor ice at TCF Bank Stadium in the Hockey City Classic (Jan. 17) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording three goals on nine shots in series sweep over St. Cloud State (Jan. 24-25) • had eight points (7g-1a) during a six-game point streak (Jan. 17-Feb. 1) • missed two games against Bemidji State due to injury (Feb. 7-8) • recorded two points (1g-1a) in sweep at Wisconsin (Feb. 14-15) • had three points (1g-2a) in 6-0 win over UMD (Feb. 21) • tied her career-series high with five points (2g-3a) in WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb. 28-March 1) • assisted Rachael Bona's game-winning goal in the Gophers' 4-1 win over Minnesota Duluth in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-off (March 7).
2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Skated in all 41 games • had a career-high 23 points (9g-14a) • posted a plus/minus ratio of +27 • netted two goals in the Gophers' 11-0 rout of Colgate (Sept. 29) • scored a goal in shutout win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 6) • assisted Kelly Terry in win over Ohio State (Oct. 19) • recorded an assist on a Bethany Brausen goal against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 2) • had an assist in series finale against Minnesota State (Nov. 17) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in 10-2 victory over New Hampshire (Nov. 24) • had a goal and an assist against Bemidji State (Dec. 7) • assisted Amanda Kessel on her third goal against BSU (Dec. 8) • notched a career-high four assists in the Gophers' 6-3 win over North Dakota (Jan. 11) • had an assist in the series finale against UND (Jan. 12) • had a goal in the 8-1 rout of Minnesota State (Jan. 18) • scored a goal in a 6-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 2) • tallied a goal and an assist in the 5-3 triumph over Ohio State (Feb. 9) • posted a goal in the 8-0 shutout win over Bemidji State (March 2) in the final game of the WCHA First Round • assisted Sarah Davis on the overtime game-winning goal against Boston College (March 22) in the NCAA semifinals.
2011-12 • Freshman Year: Played in all 41 games, collecting five goals and five assists for 10 points in her rookie campaign • scored her first career goal in a 6-0 victory over St. Cloud State (Oct. 7) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 8) after recording two goals against St. Cloud State • had two assists against Minnesota State (Oct. 20) • scored a goal in an 11-0 victory over UNH (Nov. 18) • assisted on a Rachael Bona goal against Harvard (Nov. 27) • assisted on a Sarah Erickson goal against Ohio State (Feb. 11) • scored a goal in the 6-0 win over St. Cloud State in the WCHA First Round (Feb. 25).
High School/Club: A six-time hockey letterwinner at Irondale High School • the 2011 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year • Ms. Hockey finalist • tallied 361 career points (219 goals, 142 assists) • led her team to the 2009 and 2010 Minnesota State Tournaments where Irondale finished fifth in 2009 and third in 2010 • earned all-state honors in 2008, 2010 and 2011 • earned All-North Suburban Conference honors in 2007 and 2010 • also played with the Minnesota Jr. Whitecaps beginning in 2008 • helped lead the Whitecaps to three Bauer NIT Championships • participated in the USA Hockey Player Development Camps in 2007, 2008 and 2009 • member of the U.S. Under-18 Team that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships.
Personal: A 2011 graduate of Irondale High School • a four-time Gold Award winner, given to students who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA • major is Human Resource and Development and Business and Marketing with a minor in Communications • birthday is June 25, 1992 • daughter of Daniel and Jodi Lorence • has two older siblings, sister Amie and brother Chad • Amie played hockey and softball at Bethel University • shoots left.
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