Three goals lead Stephens to national recognition

Minnesota women’s hockey forward Kelly Stephens was named United States College Hockey Online Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts against Ohio State last weekend.

Stephens scored three goals as the Gophers swept the Buckeyes at Mariucci Arena. Stephens netted the game-winning goal in the second game with 21 seconds left in regulation.

Johnson quitting team

Sophomore goaltender Stephanie Johnson is leaving the Gophers. After starting the first three games of the season, Johnson lost the starting role to freshmen Brenda Reinen and Jody Horak.

Coach Laura Halldorson said lack of playing time is likely the cause of Johnson’s departure, though the Minneapolis native has yet to sign an official release.

-Aaron Blake, Staff Reporter

DeMarchi, Anthony
hobbled

Defenseman Matt DeMarchi is still slowed by an ankle sprain suffered against North Dakota on Oct. 5.

Though he practiced this week, DeMarchi is listed as doubtful for Friday’s game with Minnesota State, Mankato and questionable for Saturday’s contest, according to coach Don Lucia.

Forward Nick Anthony pulled his groin in practice this week and it is doubtful he will see any action against the Mavericks.

 

-Brian Stensaas, Staff Reporter

Baum earns honors

Dana Baum was named Big Ten swimmer of the week for her efforts in Minnesota’s meet with Michigan and North Carolina last weekend.

Baum placed second in the 500 and 100 freestyle, while finishing third in the 1,000 and 50 freestyle.

She provisionally qualified in both the 200 and 500 freestyle for the NCAA championships.

Men swimmers eighth

Minnesota’s men’s swimming and diving team is ranked eighth nationally in the pre-NCAA championship poll released by the College Swim Coaches Association of America. The Gophers are the highest ranked of six Big Ten conference schools in the Top 25.

Dyer makes second team

Freshman Lisa Dyer was selected to the women’s cross country All-Big Ten second team last weekend at the 2001 conference championships.

Dyer placed first for the Gophers and eighth overall at the meet, running a career-best time of 17 minutes, 38.7 seconds.

Minnesota will send seven runners, including Dyer, to Carbondale, Ill., to compete in the 2001 NCAA Midwest Women’s Cross Country Regional Championships on Saturday.