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Rachael Bona
Rachael  Bona

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coon Rapids, Minn.

High School:
Coon Rapids HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
F

Birthdate:
10/25/1992

Shoots:
Left


03/22/2015

Gophers Bring Home Sixth National Title

Minnesota defeated Harvard, 4-1, in the 2015 NCAA national championship game Sunday

03/21/2015

Minnesota to Battle Harvard for NCAA Crown

The Gophers and Crimson will meet in Sunday's national championship game

03/18/2015

Frozen Four Border Battle Set for Friday

The Gophers face the Badgers in the national semifinal round at Ridder Arena Friday

03/04/2015

Eight Gophers Take Home WCHA Awards

The WCHA announced its annual postseason awards this week

03/03/2015

Six Gophers Named WCHA Scholar-Athletes

Bona, Brandt, Cline, Peters, Schipper and Stecklein have been honored by the WCHA

03/22/2014

Gophers Beat Badgers in Semis

Minnesota rallied for a 5-3 win over Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA title game.

01/17/2014

Gophers Blank Mavericks Outdoors

The Gopher women's hockey team beat Minnesota State, 4-0, at TCF Bank Stadium.

01/13/2014

Gophers Beat, Tie Ohio State

Minnesota beat Ohio State, 6-0, on Friday night and tied 2-2 in the rematch on Saturday.

09/30/2013

Gophers Shut Out BC

Minnesota wrapped up exhibition play with a 7-0 win over British Columbia.

09/30/2013

Minnesota Blanks Team Japan

Minnesota opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Team Japan.

01/11/2014

Gophers Vs Buckeyes

Women's Saturday Hockey

11/17/2013

Gophers vs North Dakota

WCHA Action

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2014-15 • Senior Season: Named All-WCHA Third Team, WCHA Scholar Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team • named co-captain • appeared in all 41 games and ranked fifth on the team with 38 points (15g-23a) • third on the team with 182 shots on goal • ninth on the team with a +27 plus/minus rating • had 11 multi-point games • recorded four assists in season-opening wins over Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4), including setting up the game-winning goal in 5-2 win the Terriers • scored the game-tying goal with 1:28 remaining in 2-1 overtime win at Wisconsin (Oct. 18) • had nine points (2g-7a) during a five-game point streak (Nov. 14-Nov. 24) • had five points (1g-4a) in road sweet at Ohio State (Nov. 14-15) • recorded six points (2g-4a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5-6) and tied her career high with four points (2g-2a) in 12-0 win over the Huskies (Dec. 5) • named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week after recording six points (5g-1a) in sweep over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4-6), including scoring her second career hat trick in 10-0 win (Jan. 4) • had three points (1g-2a) in sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 16-17) • assisted a Meghan Lorence goal in 7-1 win over UMD (Feb. 13) • had two points (1g-1a) in sweep at BSU (Feb. 20-21), including scoring the game-winner with 1:45 remaining in 3-2 win (Feb. 20) • had two points (1g-1a), including an empty net goal with 1:48 remaining, in 4-1 national championship win over Harvard (March 22).

2013-14 • Junior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, All-WCHA Second Team honoree, All-USCHO Third Team honoree, WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ranked third in the nation and second on the team with 61 points (23g-38a) • ranked second in the nation with 38 assists and third in the NCAA with 0.93 assists per game • scored six game-winning goals • tied for the team lead with a +49 plus/minus rating • led the team with 189 shots on goal to rank ninth all-time in Gopher single-season records • had 19 multi-point games and 10 multi-assist games • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9) after leading Minnesota with a career-best seven points (4g-3a) in the season-opening series sweep at Colgate (Oct. 4-5) • scored both game-winning goals, including a short-handed game-winner, against the Raiders • tied her career high with four points at Colgate (Oct. 5) • recorded three points in series at UMD (Oct. 18-19) and at Bemidji State (Oct. 25-26) • led the Gophers with four assists in series split with North Dakota (Nov. 16-17) • scored the game-winner and added two assists in 4-1 win at Yale (Nov. 24) • recorded four assists in sweep over Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) • named WCHA Offensive Co-Player of the Week (Dec. 11) after leading the Gophers with six points (3g-3a), including first career hat trick, in sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8) • had 18 points (7g-11a) during a nine-game point streak (Nov. 24-Jan. 19) • recorded two points (1g-1a) in 5-1 win at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31) • had five points (3g-2a) in sweep over Bemidji State (Feb. 7-8), including tying her career high with four points (2g-2a) in 10-0 win over the Beavers (Feb. 7) • led the Gophers with three points (1g-2a) in sweep at Wisconsin (Feb. 14-15) • had three assists in WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb. 28-March 1) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in the WCHA Final Face-off, including the game-winning goal and an assist in the 4-1 semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth (March 7) • recorded 16 points (5g-11a) during a 10-game point streak (Feb. 7-March 8) • named to Frozen Four all-tournament team after recording three points (2g-1a) in two games.

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Skated in all 41 games • had a career-high 32 points (14g-18a) • posted a plus/minus ratio of +36 • named to All-WCHA Academic Team • tallied two assists in the season opener against Colgate (Sept. 28) • notched a career-high four assists in the 11-0 rout of Colgate (Sept. 29) • assisted on a Kelly Terry goal in win over St. Lawrence (Oct. 13) • netted a goal against Ohio State (Oct. 19) • had a goal and an assist in the 8-0 win over OSU (Oct. 20) • scored a goal versus North Dakota (Oct. 27) • began a five-game point streak by recording an assist against Minnesota State (Nov. 16) • tallied a goal in the series finale versus MSU (Nov. 17) • notched a goal in each New Hampshire game (Nov. 24-25) • had an assist in the first Wisconsin game (Dec. 1) • assisted Becky Kortum in a 5-1 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 7) • had two assists in the shutout win over BSU (Dec. 8) • netted a goal in the 6-3 triumph over North Dakota (Jan. 12) • tallied three goals in the series sweep of Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 18-19) • notched a goal in the 6-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 2) • scored a goal against Ohio State (Feb. 8) • had two points (1g-1a) in the 8-0 rout of Bemidji State (Feb. 15) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in the series sweep of BSU in the WCHA First Round (March 1-2) • assisted Kelly Terry on the game-winning goal against North Dakota (March 16) in the triple-overtime NCAA quarterfinal game • had an assist in the overtime win over Boston College (March 22) in the NCAA semifinal game.

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Played in all 41 games • moved to the first line in January and played the remainder of the season on the top line with Jen Schoullis and Amanda Kessel • tallied eight goals and seven assists for 15 points on the season • recorded her first career point with an assist on Meghan Lorence's goal against St. Cloud State (Oct. 7) • scored her first collegiate goal at Wisconsin (Oct. 14) • assisted an Emily West goal at Bemidji State (Oct. 29) • recorded an assist on a Meghan Lorence goal against UNH (Nov. 18) • scored a goal at Harvard (Nov. 27) • scored the game-winning goal against Ohio State (Dec. 10) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring Minnesota's first goal in a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State (Jan. 2), igniting a comeback after the Gophers trailed 2-0 • scored two goals in the series at Ohio State (Feb. 10-11) • had two points (1g-1a) in Minnesota's 6-1 win over St. Cloud State in the WCHA First Round (Feb. 24) and added an assist in the second game against the Huskies (Feb. 25).

High School/Club: A five-year letterwinner at Coon Rapids High School • Ms. Hockey award finalist • compiled 165 goals and 105 assists in her five years playing for Coon Rapids • five-time All-Northwest Suburban Conference honoree • led her team to the 2011 Minnesota State Tournament where they placed third • helped Coon Rapids to a conference title in 2007 • also played for the U19 Minnesota Ice Cats beginning in 2008 • participated in the USA Hockey Development Camps from 2007-09 • a member of the U.S. Under-18 team that won a silver medal at the 2010 World Championships • all-conference and all-state soccer player at Coon Rapids.

Personal: Born October 25, 1992 • a 2011 graduate of Coon Rapids High School • child psychology major who intends to go to nursing school • parents are Dean and Tracy Bona • has an older brother, Nick • played with former Gopher Terra Rasmussen at Coon Rapids HS in the 2006-07 season • shoots left • had her No. 7 Coon Rapids HS jersey retired during the 2014-15 season.

Rachael Bona's Career Statistics (Final)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG Blk
2011-12 41 8 7 15 86 .093 4-8 +10 1 0 2 3
2012-13 41 14 18 32 116 .121 12-24 +36 1 0 1 3
2013-14 41 23 38 61 189 .122 11-22 +49 4 1 6 16
2014-15 41 15 23 38 182 .082 11-22 +26 3 0 3 15
Career Totals 164 60 86 146 573 .105 38-76 +121 9 1 12 37

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