Davis Named National Coach of the Year; Five Bulldogs Named CCM/AHCA All-Americans

Davis Named National Coach of the Year; Five Bulldogs Named CCM/AHCA All-Americans

ADRIAN, Mich. - The American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) announced the 2017 CCM Division III All-Americans at the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship© Banquet, held on the campus of Adrian College on Thursday night, March 16. The host Adrian College Bulldogs along with Plattsburgh State led all schools with five All-American selections.

Senior forward Kristin Lewicki and freshman defensemen Kelly O'Sullivan were both given first team nods. Sydney Smith (Sr., D), Kaylyn Schroka (Sr., F), and Sarah Shureb (Sr., F) were named to the second team. Lewicki and Smith both were first-team AHCA/CCM All-Americans last year.

Along with the five Adrian athletes named All-American, Head Coach Chad Davis was tabbed the CCM/AHCA College Division III Women's Coach of the Year.

Lewicki (30+33=63) is the Bulldogs' leading scorer and is currently second in all of DIII with 2.17 points per game. The Moundsville, W. Va., native is in the top three in the nation in most major statistical categories. She is first in power-play goals (12), second in goals per game (1.03) and game-winning goals (8), and third in assists per game (1.14).

O'Sullivan (11+25=36) is third in DIII in scoring among blueliners. She is also third among all freshmen and tied for 20th overall.

O'Sullivan's linemate, Smith (11+26=37) is currently ranked 17th nationally in points per game. She is tied for sixth in power-play goals (7) and eighth in assists per game (0.90). She is second among defensemen, scoring 1.28 points per game.

Schroka (29+30=59) is the second part of the Adrian trio, with Lewicki, that spent most of the season in the top-5 scoring totals. The Bulldog captain is currently tied for second in power-play goals (9), third with 2.03 points per game, third goals per game (1.00), and fourth in assists per game (1.03).

Shureb (23+34=57) is the final piece of the Adrian scoring trio. The Livonia, Mich., product is second in the country in assists per game (1.17), fourth with 1.97 points per game, eighth in goals per game (0.79), tied for 10th in power-play goals (6), and tied for 13th in game-winning goals (4).

Davis has won his first AHCA Coach of the Year award. He led the Bulldogs to a 27-2-0 record and a perfect 18-0-0 mark in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA).

Under Davis, Adrian won its third consecutive NCHA regular season title (Kronschnabel Trophy) and second consecutive conference tournament championship (Slaats Cup). The team's 18-0-0 conference ledger is also the first unbeaten and untied conference record in the league's history.

The Bulldogs defeated Elmira 5-4 in overtime in the NCAA Championship First Round to give Adrian its first-ever NCAA "final four" appearance.

Davis will continue to lead the Bulldogs this season as Adrian is set to face off against Gustavus Adolphus in the national semifinals in Arrington Ice Arena on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

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