Head Coach Ann Ninnemann Head Coach
Whether as a player, assistant coach or head coach, winning seems to follow Ann Ninnemann in any role. Ninnemann displayed those talents once again in 2008-09 after leading the UW-Stevens Point women’s hockey team to a second place finish in the NCHA tournament.
season with the Pointers in 200506, resulting in a third place national finish.
In addition to Ninnemann’s hockey success, she also conveyed her winning ways as an assistant coach with the UW-Stevens Point softball team. In her first season on the Ninnemann will begin her sixth season diamond, Ninnemann helped the in 20011-12 after a 13-11-3 record Pointers to one of their best seasons a year ago. In her tenure the Pointers in school history with a 33-10 have experienced five successful overall record and NCAA Division III seasons including a national third tournament appearance. In 2006, place finish in 2006-07. Ninnemann assisted with the Stevens Point Area Senior High softball team The national success was nothing that finished 23-1 and qualified for the new for Ninnemann, who experienced WIAA state tournament. plenty as both a player and assistant coach. In fact, she is the only person Ninnemann, a Rosemount, Minn. ever to both play and coach in a native, has worked numerous camps, Division III Frozen Four. She also was including USA Hockey camps in an assistant coach in the Frozen Four Rochester, N.Y. and UW-Stevens Point and became just the third female hockey schools. head coach ever to lead a team to the national semifinals. Ninnemann was UW-Stevens Point’s first All-American player in 2001-02 and captained the Pointers for three straight seasons from 2002-05. She totaled 55 goals and a school-record 69 assists for 124 points, ranking second in school history for goals and points. Ninnemann was named to the All-Tournament Team in 2004 when she led the Pointers to a national runner-up finish. She also assisted former UWStevens Point head coach and current North Dakota head coach Brian Idalski for one
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Asst. Coach Craig Dakins A longtime fixture around UW-Stevens Point hockey and area youth hockey circles, Craig Dakins is in his 11th season on the staff of the Pointer women’s team. Prior to joining the Pointer women’s hockey program, Dakins worked the previous five years with the Pointer men’s program in various capacities, including a summer camp instructor. He joined the UW-Stevens Point women’s hockey team in 2001-02 and spent five years under Brian Idalski and is in his sixth season working with Ann Ninnemann.
Most of his hockey background comes from the Wisconsin Rapids area where he has spent 12 years working with the city’s youth and midget programs. He also has helped several years with the Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School boys’ team. Dakins has worked Lincoln High School camps and assists at a power skating camp every fall. He has experience coaching numerous summer AAA teams. Dakins is employed full-time at Stora Enso in Wisconsin Rapids. He and his wife Margo have two children, a son, Craig, and daughter, Breinn.
Asst. Coach Kelsea Martalock Martalock enters her first season as an assistant coach for the UWSP women’s hockey team.
Martalock played two seasons at Bethel University before transferring to UWSP to play her junior and senior seasons. The Tomah native will serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the Pointers.
Asst. Coach RACHEL GRAVES Graves enters her third year as an assistant coach for the UWSP women’s hockey team. A 2010 UWSP graduate, Graves played for the Pointers from 2005-09 and helped lead the team to two third place finishes at the national tournament and one conference title. Graves also teaches physical education and health courses for the Stevens Point School District.
Erika greenen #3 2010-11: Appeared in 24 games … Scored three goals and tallied three assists. 2009-10: Played in all 27 contests … Scored three goals and added 10 assists … Recorded two or more points in three games … Had a careerhigh three assists in a 10-0 victory against Marian University. 2008-09: Appeared in 27 games … Tallied two goals and one assist. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for the Chicago Mission in 2007-08 and Team Illinois for three years prior … State champions all four years … … Team won the national championship in 2008 … Finished third in the nation in 2006 … National runner-up in 2005 … Academic honor roll. PERSONAL: Athletic training major … Parents Jerry and Debbie.
Position: Forward Height: 5-7 Class: Senior Hometown: Naperville, IL High School: Central Previous Team: Chicago Mission
Erin Marvin #7 2010-11: All-NCHA selection … Played in all 25 games … Led team in assists with 12 and second in goals with 14 … Tied for the team lead with 26 points … Scored five power-play goals and one shorthanded goal … Had four games with two goals … Recorded three assists in a 4-1 victory against St. Thomas Nov. 5. 2009-10: First Team All-NCHA selection … Appeared in all 27 games … Led team with 24 points, scoring a team-high 13 goals and 11 assists … Second on team with four power-play goals … Had a career-high four points with one goal and three assists in a 8-0 victory over Marian … Had four straight games with two points in each game between Feb. 5-13. 2008-09: Played in all 28 games … Finished third on team with 20 points and tied for third with 11 goals … Had two power-play goals … Third on team with nine assists … Had a season-high three goals at Finlandia on Dec. 7 … Recorded a season-high two assists against Augsburg on Nov. 25 … Had a season-high three points twice.
Position: Forward Height: 5-10 Class: Senior Hometown: Shoreview, MN High School: Shoreview Previous team: Mounds View HS
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time honorable mention all-conference … Team Most Valuable Player senior season … All-conference as a senior … Hobey Baker Character Award senior year … Led team in points her senior season … Most Improved Award as a freshman … National Honor Society … Head of leadership team. PERSONAL: History major … Peace studies minor … Parents Dan and Mary … Volunteered as a church youth elder.
Ariel Novak #17
2010-11: NCHA All-Academic Team … Played in all 25 games … Recorded seven assists and two goals … Scored a power-play goal in a 1-1 tie against Adrian Jan. 15.
2009-10: NCHA All-Academic Team … Appeared in all 27 games … Finished the season with 10 points on four goals and six assists … Scored two power-play goals and two game-winning goals … Had a season-high three points on one goal and two assists in a victory over Marian. 2008-09: Played in 27 games … Had five assists on the season.
Position: Defense Height: 5-9 Class: Senior Hometown: Lindstrom, MN High School: Chisago Lakes Previous Team:
Chisago Lakes HS
HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years for the Walser All-Stars … Five-year member of Chisago Lakes varsity hockey and softball teams … State tournament qualifier in 2004 … Team Most Valuable Player award and Hobie Baker Award winner … All-conference and all-state academics award winner in hockey and softball … All-section first team honoree for softball. PERSONAL: Math major with a minor in coaching … Parents Jamie and Barb.
Michelle Lunneborg #12
2010-11: Appeared in all 25 games … Tied for third with eight goals and added four assists … Finished tied for fourth on team with 12 points … Recorded four power-play goals … Tied a career-high with three points on one goal and two assists in a 7-0 victory over Finlandia Dec. 3.
2009-10: NCHA Honorable Mention … Played in all 27 games … Honorable Mention All-NCHA honors … Second on team with 20 points … Had a team-high 12 assists and added eight goals … Tallied two powerplay goals … Had five games with two or more points … Had a careerhigh three points on one goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory against Concordia on Nov. 21.
Position: Forward Height: 5-8 Class: Junior Hometown: Richfield, MN High School: RICHFIELD Previous Team:
HIGH SCHOOL: Five-time letterwinner … Played hockey, soccer, and softball … Team-leading scorer for three seasons … Team Worker of the Year Award … Four-time all-conference performer in hockey … Allconference performer in softball … Played one season for Walser. PERSONAL: Undecided major … Parents Gary and Sharon.
Brooke Hanson #19 2010-11: Appeared in all 25 games … Scored one goal and recorded one assist. 2009-10: Played in all 27 games … Tied for third on team with eight goals while also adding four assists … Had a career-high four points on three goals and one assist in a victory over Marian on Jan. 15. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time letterwinner … Played for the Minnesota Thoroughbreds … All-conference performer … MWEHL Silver Academic Award … Three-time state runner-up for Thoroughbreds … Hockey Night In Boston All-Star Team … Honor roll. PERSONAL: Biology major…Parents Larry and Kristy.
Position: Forward Height: 5-4 Class: junior Hometown: maple grove, MN High School: Maple Grove Previous Team: Minn. Thoroughbreds
Sierra Dart #27 2010-11: Made one appearance in goal, tallying 14 saves. 2009-10: Played in one game. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner in hockey and swimming … Played for the Kenosha Komets and KUSD Thunder … Team Most Valuable Player of KUSD Thunder … Honor roll. PERSONAL: Physical education major … Parents Rick and Gail.
Position: goaltender Height: 5-8 Class: Junior Hometown: Kenosha, WI High School: Tremper Previous Team: KENOSHA THUNDER
Sam Lorr #9 2010-11: Played in 24 games … Tallied eight goals and four assists, finishing tied for fourth on the team with 12 points … Scored five gamewinning goals and one power play goal … Scored a career-high two points on a goal and an assist in a 7-0 victory over Finlandia Dec. 3. HIGH SCHOOL: Six-time letterwinner ... All-conference in 2009 and 2010 ... All-conference honorable mention in 2007 and 2008 ... All-state honorable mention ... Placed fifth at state ... Played in Showcase 200610, Junior Fest 2009 and Senior Classic 2010 ... Graduated with honors ... National Honor Society member ... All-conference academic … High school coach Jason Mahlen. PERSONAL: Pre-nursing major ... Parents Kim and Jim … Volunteer activities include Labor of Love.
Position: Forward Height: 5-2 Class: sophomore Hometown: Chisago, MN High School: Chisago lakes Previous Team: Chisago Lakes HS
Allie Tanzer #10 2010-11: NCHA All-Rookie team … Played in all 25 games … Led the team with 17 goals and finished tied for second in assists with nine … Tied for team lead in points with 26 … Scored five power play goals and four game-winning goals … Recorded a career-high four points on one goal and three assists in her first collegiate game against St. Olaf … Had seven games with two points or more … Tallied three goals in a 4-1 victory over Adrian Jan. 16.
Position: forward Height: 5-4 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI High School: Chippewa falls Previous Team: Chippewa Falls HS
HIGH SCHOOL: Seven-time letterwinner … Played hockey and soccer ... First team all-conference as a senior, second team as a junior, honorable mention as a sophomore ... First team all-state as a senior ... Two-time captain in hockey and captain one year in soccer ... Most Improved as a freshman ... Blue Collar Award, Most Valuable Offensive Player as senior ... State runner up in 2007 and state qualifier in 2008 ... Finalist for Miss Hockey award ... Played four years with Chi-Hi Women’s Varsity team … Second team all-conference as a junior and senior in soccer... Member of National Honor Society, Athena and Co-President of HOSA. PERSONAL: Undecided major … Parents Jim and Nancy.
Ava Plamondon #13 2010-11: Played in all 25 games … Recorded one goal and three assists. HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Colorado Select U14AAA one year, U16AAA two years, U19AAA one year and Monarch High School four years. PERSONAL: Psychology major … Parents Tim and Lorna … Volunteer activities include Ronald McDonald House and Powerplay Pals.
Position: defense Height: 5-6 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Blackhawk, CO High School:Nederland Previous Team:
Cassandra Salmen #14 2010-11: Played in all 25 games … Tied for fourth on team with 12 points … Finished tied for second on team with nine assists … Recorded two power-play goals … Had two points against Finlandia and Lake Forest. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner … All-conference honorable mention junior and senior seasons … Received Hobey Baker Award and Team’s Most Determined award and selected as captain senior year … Won state championships in 2007 and 2009 … Player of the Game at 2009 state championship … Played for Stillwater Girls Varsity for four years along with High School Elite, Extreme and Pink Panthers … High school coach Tony Scheid. PERSONAL: Athletic training major … Parents Dave and Darle … Volunteer activities include coaching girls youth hockey.
Position: Forward Height: 5-2 Class: sophomore Hometown: Stillwater, MN High School: Stillwater Previous Team:
Megan Nickelson #23 2010-11: Played in all 25 games … Scored seven points on two goals and five assists … Tallied one shorthand goal … Had two assists in a 4-1 victory over Adrian Jan. 16. HIGH SCHOOL: Seven-time letterwinner in hockey, track, soccer and tennis … Honorable mention all-conference … Most Improved as a freshman … Team Player award and Polar Award … Played two years with Walser U16, two years with CODP U19 along with the Two Nations League … Four-year honor roll student. PERSONAL: Undecided major … Parents Kevin and Debbie … Volunteer activities include North St. Paul Youth Hockey program.
Position: Defense Height: 5-7 Class: Sophomore Hometown: N. St. Paul, MN High School: North Previous Team:
Janel Winters #25 2010-11: Played in 21 games … Tallied one assist in a 6-0 victory over Finlandia Dec. 4. HIGH SCHOOL: Nine-time letterwinner in hockey, softball and volleyball … 2008 Offensive Player of the Year … Two-time Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year for the Arctic Bears High School Hockey team … 2008 Defensive Player of the Year and Leadership award in 2009 for Team Alaska U19 … Three-time Pacific District runner-up … Most Valuable Player and Most Dedicated Award in softball … National Honor Society member … Four-year honor roll student … High school coaches Scott Vockeroth, Togi Letuligasenoa and Dave Cox. PERSONAL: Biology major … Parents Mike and Kristen … Volunteer activities include Big Brothers, Big Sisters fundraiser, trash pick-up, boxing food at food bank and bingo with seniors.
Position: Defense Height: 5-2 Class: sophomore Hometown: Fairbanks, AK High School: West Valley Previous Team:
Janna Beilke-Skoug #1 HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … First team all-conference and honorable mention all-state as a senior … Second team all-conference and all-state junior season … Honorable mention all-conference and all-state as a sophomore … Four-year team spirit award winner … Helped lead team to undefeated conference championship as a sophomore and senior … Member of sectional championship and state qualifier team as a senior … National Honors Society … High honor roll … Honor chords … High school coach Mike Johnson. PERSONAL: Biology major … Music minor … Parents James and Brooksy … Three-time recipient of Service “E” community service award … Volunteers as Link Leader mentorship and playing cello in church.
Position: Goaltender Height: 5-6 Class: Freshman Hometown: Madison, wi High School: East Previous Team: Cap City Cougars
Steph Lepak #5
2010-11: Attended The College of St. Scholastica … Played in 16 games, recording one assist. HIGH SCHOOL: Played hockey and soccer … First team all-conference in soccer. PERSONAL: Occupational therapy major … Parents David Lepack and Audrey Schmidt.
Position: Defense Height: 5-9 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Antigo, WI High School: Antigo Previous TEam: St. Scholastica
Chelsea Pomeroy #6 HIGH SCHOOL: Eight-time letterwinner in soccer, hockey, tennis and cross country … First team all-state as a junior … WCLO all-conference in 2008-09 … PERSONAL: Physical education major … Health education minor … Parents Randy and Penny.
Position: Forward Height: 5-2 Class: Freshman Hometown: Beloit, WI High School: Memorial Previous Team: Madison Capitals
Hannah Smith #8
HIGH SCHOOL: Led team to a third place finish at the National Championships in Detroit, Mich. … Four-year honor roll student … National Honor Society … Graduated in top-10 percent of class … High school coach Marnie Hill. PERSONAL: Dietetics major … Athletic training minor … Parents Terry and Norma … Volunteers at Eagles Ice-A-Rena coaching.
Position: Forward Height: 5-4 Class: Freshman Hometown: Sopkane, WA High School: East Valley Previous Team: Colorado Selects
Samantha Phephles #11
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Recipient of Hustle Award and Most Improved … Reached state as a freshman … Honor roll … National Honor Society Athena … High school coach Eric Krista.
PERSONAL: Biology major … Parent Barbara … Volunteered with Special Olympics and at the Humane Association.
Position: Forward Height: 5-7 Class: Freshman Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI High School: Chippewa Falls Previous Team: Chippewa Falls HS
Morgan Pearson #16
HIGH SCHOOL: Eight-time letterwinner … Honorable mention all-state and second team all-state tournament as a senior … Second team all-conference as a junior … Four-time sectional champions, two-time conference champions … 2007-08 state champions and 2010-11 state runner-up … Second team all-conference as a senior and honorable mention as a junior and sophomore in soccer … High school coaches Dennis Drake and Brady Mesenberg. PERSONAL: Biology major with a minor in coaching … Parents Mike and Kris … Volunteer activities include: Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Salvation Army bell ringing, Marshfield Clinic Health Walk, teacher’s assistant, peer leaders, Power Skating Clinics, Skate with the Storm and Shoot for a Cure. Position: Forward Height: 5-3 Class: Freshman Hometown: Wausau, WI High School: West Previous Team: Central Wisconsin Storm
Nicole Schaub #18
HIGH SCHOOL: Ten-time letterwinner in hockey, lacrosse and cross country … All-conference as a senior and honorable mention as a junior … Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention and Pioneer Press All-State Honorable Mention in 2010-11 … Two-time lacrosse captain and once in hockey … All-conference selection in lacrosse … Two-time U12A state champion … National Honors Society … President’s Award for Educational Excellence … Honor roll … Student of the Month … High school coaches Jerry Kwapick and Mindy Evers. PERSONAL: Undecided major … Coaching minor … Parents Jeff and Gayle … Volunteered at City of Vadnais Heights Playground, Hearts and Hammers and hockey and lacrosse camps.
Position: Defense Height: 5-3 Class: Freshman Hometown: Vednais Heights, MN High School: White Bear Lake Previous Team: White Bear Lake HS
Emily Meyer #21
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Honorable mention as a junior … Two-time team captain … Vice president of student council … Head coach Tim Persson. PERSONAL: Athletic training major … Dietetics minor … Parents Mark and Cindy … Volunteered at Crookston Leo Club.
Position: Forward Height: 65-5 Class: Freshman Hometown: Crookston, MN High School: Crookston Previous Team: Crookston HS
Johanna Sommers #33
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … All-state honorable mention as a sophomore and senior … Four-time Most Valuable Player … Two-time captain … Tallied 904 saves as a senior (91 percent save average) … Academic letterwinner … High school coach Wil Losch. PERSONAL: Pre-engineering major … Parents Jay and Julie.
Position: Goaltender Height: 5-5 Class: Freshman Hometown: Rhinelander, WI High School: Rhinelander Previous Team: Northern Edge
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Name Janna Beilke-Skoug Erika Greenen Steph Lepak Chelsea Pomeroy Erin Marvin Hannah Smith Sam Lorr Allie Tanzer Sam Phephles Michelle Lunneborg Ava Plamondon Cassandra Salmen Morgan Pearson Ariel Novak Nicole Schaub Brooke Hanson Emily Meyer Megan Nickelson Janel Winters Sierra Dart Johanna Sommers
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Hometown/High School Madison, WI/East Naperville, IL/Central Antigo, WI/Antigo Beloit, WI/Memorial Shoreview, MN/Mounds View Spokane, WA/East Valley Chisago, MN/Chisago Lakes Chippewa Falls, WI/Chippewa Falls Chippewa Falls, WI/Chippewa Falls Richfield, MN/Richfield Blackhawk, CO/Nederland Stillwater, MN/Stillwater Wausau, WI/West Lindstrom, MN/Chisago Lakes Vadnais Heights, MN/White Bear Lake Maple Grove, MN/Maple Grove Crookston, MN/Crookston North St. Paul, MN/North Fairbanks, AK/West Valley Kenosha, WI/Tremper Rhinelander, WI/Rhinelander
Previous Team Cap City Cougars Chicago Mission St. Scholastica Madison Capitals Mounds View HS Colorado Selects Chisago Lakes HS Chippewa Falls HS Chippewa Falls HS Richfield HS Colorado Selects Stillwater HS Central Wisconsin Storm Chisago Lakes HS White Bear Lake HS Minn. Thoroughbreds Crookston HS North HS Team Alaska Kenosha Thunder Northern Edge
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