NCAA Division III women's ice hockey

As of the 2011-2012 season, there were 49 teams competing in NCAA Division III women’s hockey in five conferences. In addition, there were three colleges (one from Division I and two from Division II) playing down against Division III schools (and participate in a Division III conference).

NCAA Division III women's ice hockey may begin formal practice on October 15 and are limited to 25 games in the regular season. Four of the five conferences begin practice on this date (all except for the New England Small College Athletic Conference) and once the season begins, most teams practice or play six days per week.

The women's ice hockey championship includes 5 conferences for the NCAA Division III:


Eastern College Athletic Conference East

ECAC East is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. There are currently 12 members in the women’s division:[1]

Eastern College Athletic Conference West

ECAC West is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. There are currently 10 members in the women’s division:[2]

- Rochester, NY

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is a College Athletic Conference, which competes in the NCAA’s Division 3. As the member schools are located in Minnesota. These women's teams include:[3]

New England Small College Athletic Conference

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is the premier historic Division III athletic conference in the United States, consisting of highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities located in New England and New York. NESCAC is often referred to as the “Little Ivies”. The women's ice hockey teams that make up NESCAC are:[4]

Northern Collegiate Hockey Association

The Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) is a college athletic conference, which operates in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin ( in the midwestern United States). It participates in the NCAA’s Division III as a hockey-only conference.[5] The women's teams competing in the NCHA are:

List of winners

2004Middlebury2–1Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2006Middlebury3–1Plattsburgh State
2007Plattsburgh State2–1Middlebury
2008Plattsburgh State3–2Manhattanville
2009Amherst4–3 (OT)Elmira
2014Plattsburgh State9–2Norwich
2015Plattsburgh State3–2Elmira
2016Plattsburgh State5–1Wisconsin–River Falls
2017Plattsburgh State4–3 (OT)Adrian College
2019Plattsburgh State4–0Hamlin

Awards and honors

Laura Hurd Award

The Laura Hurd Award is given to the best player in the Division III.

2000Sylvia RyanMiddleburyForward
2001Michelle LabbeMiddleburyForward
2002Sarah MoeGustavus AdolphusForward
2003Angela KapusMiddleburyForward/Defender
2004Molly WassermanWilliamsForward
2005Laura HurdElmiraForward
2006Emily QuizonMiddleburyForward
2007Andrea PetersonGustavus AdolphusDefender
2008Danielle BlanchardPlattsburghForward
2009Kayla CoadyElmiraForward
2010Isabel IwachiwTrinityGoaltender
2011Sarah DaggRITForward
2012Julie FortierNorwichForward
2013Teal GoveSUNY PlattsburghForward
2014Sydney AvesonSUNY PlattsburghGoaltender
2015Ashley RyanElmiraForward
2016Michelle GreenewayLake ForestForward
2017Dani SibleyUW-River FallsForward


See also


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