Ceara Bergsrud, Alyssa Dahl, Mandi Samuelson and Marya Losinski all earned MIAC postseason honors.
Four Cobbers Earn MIAC Honors
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: February 24, 2007
ST. PAUL, Minn. (3/06/07)-- Four Concordia players earned MIAC postseason honors it was announced by the league office on Tuesday. Junior Ceara Bergsrud (Devils Lake, N.D.) was named to the MIAC All-Conference team, while sophomores Alyssa Dahl (Willmar, Minn.) and Mandi Samuelson (Willmar, Minn.) were placed on the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Senior defenseman Marya Losinski (Cold Spring, Minn.) was Concordia's representative on the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.
Bergsrud's honor marks the second consecutive year that she has earned postseason honors. Last year she was named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team.
Bergsrud was the one of the team leaders in 2006-07 and the captain of the Cobber defensive corps. She was the stabilizing force behind the team's overall defense that finished third in the MIAC in goals allowed in conference games. CC conceded an average of only 2.33 goals per game in their 18 league games. That goals against average is the best in school history.
Bergsrud finished the season with two goals and two assists and has seven goals and nine assists for 16 points in her three-year career.
Dahl and Samuelson were two of the most consistent forces on offense all season long. Dahl was second on the team in scoring with five goals and six assists for 11 points. In the team's 18 league games she was tied for the team lead in points as all her points during the season came in MIAC play. She played fewer games than the other players on the team due to her involvement with the Cobber volleyball team in the fall. Dahl was tied for third in the MIAC in shorthanded goals in conference play and tied for fourth in shorthanded points.
Samuelson led the team in scoring with four goals and eight assists for 12 points. She was also tied for first in scoring with Dahl in conference games. Her best game of the season came against St. Mary's when she tallied two goals and an assist for three points.
Losinski was named to the inaugural All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.
Losinski was another steadying influence on the Cobber blueline. She finished the season fifth on the team in assists with five.