In Fall 2016, ASU Women's Hockey stepped on the ice for the first time as a team. With just three seasons under their belts, the team had a historic 2018-2019 season and continue to make large strides with every year that passes. This year brought a record number of wins and a strong playoff performance. The team went 10-12-1, winning the most games in a season in program history. No player in program history has ever crossed the 20 point mark, and this season, freshman Kat Jones recorded 22 points in ACHA play. Junior goaltender, Jordan Nash-Boulden, had two shutouts during the 2018-2019 season, building on her one shutout from the 2017-2018 season. Other notables include a pair of freshmen, Amy Gulliksen and Danielle Dupont, leading the team in assists with 11 each and junior two-way player, Alyssa Ayers, second in goals on the team with 8 goals this season. While the team has yet to beat a ranked program, the Sun Devils tied Midland University this season with the best finish against a ranked team in program history.
With a historic regular season, ASU Women's Hockey ranked #3 in the WWCHL heading into the WWCHL Playoffs in Las Vegas, Nevada. The team made it all the way to the WWCHL semi-finals, another first in program history. Alyssa Ayers was awarded WWCHL All-League honors at the end of the tournament for her outstanding play throughout the season.
Congratulations to KC McGinley, who will earn her Bachelor's this May from Arizona State University! After transferring from UMass-Boston, McGinley was able to finish her hockey career at home and was a two-time WWCHL All-League award winner (2017 & 2018). She has impacted this program for years to come.
Thank you to all of the family, friends, and supporters of ASU Women's Hockey! Maroon & Gold is always present in every arena we play in and we see and hear you every game.
Thank you to Nick Badders and Cronkite for their outstanding work throughout the season broadcasting as many games as possible. Through early morning practices, late night games, and long travel weekends, they were with us every step of the way to recognize the team's accomplishments.
With a very skilled incoming class for Fall 2019, the team will look to continue building on their success during the 2019-2020 season and beyond. Forks Up!