Greeneway Named All-NCHA, Zaban Coach of the Year

Greeneway Named All-NCHA, Zaban Coach of the Year

The Women's All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Teams were released on Thursday and Lake Forest College was well-represented. Michelle Greeneway earned All-NCHA accolades while Melissa Paluch, Sarah Gilbride, and Stacey Dierking were Honorable Mention All-MCHA selections. Carisa Zaban was named the league's Coach of the Year.

Greeneway, a freshman forward, leads Lake Forest with 23 goals, 35 points, and a +17 rating. Her 1.00 goals per game is tops in the conference and ranks second in the nation while her 1.52 points per contest is the country's highest mark among rookies. Greeneway is also tied for second in the nation with five game-winning goals. She has recorded at least one point in 14 of the team's last 16 games.

Paluch, another freshman forward, has 33 points on 14 goals and 19 assists and her +17 rating is tied for team-high honors with Greeneway. She ranks third among the nation's rookies in points and her 0.79 assists per contest is fourth in the conference and tied-for-seventh in the country.

Gilbride, a junior defenseman, has scored a pair of goals and assisted on 11 others this season. She ranks seventh among NCHA defensemen in points per game.

Dierking enters this weekend's NCHA quarterfinals with a 12-3-0 record, .936 save percentage, and 1.73 goals against average. She ranks third in the nation in winning percentage, 10th in save percentage, and 16th in goals against average.

Greeneway and Paluch were also named to the NCHA All-Rookie Team.

Zaban was selected as the NCHA Coach of the Year for the second time in her career. Her Foresters are 15-5-4 overall this season and finished the NCHA portion of their schedule with a third-place record of 12-4-4. She won her 100th career game on January 11 and is now 109-73-29 in her eighth year as head coach.

Lake Forest hosts College of St. Scholastica Friday night at 7:00 and again at 2:00 Saturday afternoon in the NCHA O'Brien Cup quarterfinals.

Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Release (pdf)

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