Cardinals Lead Nation with Three All-Americans
GLOUCESTER, Mass.(March 22, 2010) - SUNY Plattsburgh's women's hockey program led the nation with three All-Americans on the 2009-10 RBK/American College Hockey Association team for NCAA Division III. Senior co-captain Stephanie Moberg made the first unit at forward and juniors Kara Buehler, a defenseman, and Mandy Mackrell, a goalie, were picked for the second team. Click Here for Complete NCAA Division III All-America Team
Buehler, of Skaneateles, N.Y., set a career high with 19 assists (19 points) to lead
all ECAC West blueliners while making all-conference for the first time in her career.
The first-time All-American had 12 points for her first two years combined. She helped
anchor a Cardinals defense that ranked first in ECAC-West and fifth in NCAA III in
scoring defense with 1.43 goals per game.
The ECAC West Goaltender of the Year, Mackrell (Cleveland, Ohio) also earned first-team all-conference honors in her first year as a starter and becomes the first Cardinal goalie since Bree Doyle in 2007 to be named an All-American. She posted a 17-3-2 record (.818) with a 1.49 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. Her 447 saves ranks second on the all-time single-season chart at Plattsburgh.
The three All-America citations ties a school record and bring the number of Cardinals honored to 19 since the program was founded for the 2001-2002 season.