WCHA Announces 2016-17 Postseason Awards
Individual award winners, All-WCHA teams and All-Academic teams honored
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Lara Stalder, a top-three finalist for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award who has led Minnesota Duluth to a No. 2 national ranking, was named both the WCHA Player and Student-Athlete of the Year.

EDINA, Minn. – March 2, 2017 – Enjoying its strongest season since the 2009-10 and 2010-11 campaigns, Minnesota Duluth captured a bevy of individual honors, while the quartet of schools that will vie for the league's postseason title at the Final Face-Off are well-represented in the women's Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) postseason awards and all-league teams for 2016-17, as announced today by WCHA Vice President and Women's League Commissioner Katie Million.

Lara Stalder, a top-three finalist for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award who has led Minnesota Duluth to a No. 2 national ranking, was named both the WCHA Player and Student-Athlete of the Year. Sidney Morin, a Bulldog co-captain, is the league's Defensive Player of the Year, while UMD bench boss Maura Crowell is the WCHA Coach of the Year. Wisconsin forward Abby Roque captured Rookie of the Year honors.