Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff --
It was a week for the record books as new records were minted at Oswego and St. Norbert, plus some eye openers out west thickened the plot for the stretch run. It's our women's team of the week!
How it works: Each week, Sports Information Directors from across the country submit week-long performances they've deemed worthy of being placed among the best in the nation in the week that was. For award purposes, a normal week will run from Monday to Sunday. System and email nominations will close at 8pm Monday in all subsequent editions, and any games played on deadline day are incorporated into the following week.
Once we get the school and league nominations, check out conference weekly releases, and pick the brains of our own staff to get the clearest picture we can, we select among top performances by position. It's an elite group. Three forwards, two defensemen, one goaltender. Nothing else. To get here, means you're one of best performers on the ice at your position in the week that was.
To be clear, we aren't just looking at raw numbers. We're also looking to incorporate players that contributed in the pivotal moments, season defining wins, and stunning upsets that make our brand of hockey so exciting.
Don't see a player here? Think they would have made the cut? Encourage your school's Sports Information Director to nominate deserving players each week. From now, through the week following conference championship games, SIDs can submit their nominations from Sunday evening until 8pm on Mondays utilizing their PrestoSports login at http://d3football.com/nominations/award-status. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, weekly releases from our member conferences are also accepted. Generally, we operate on this premise... it's that good, we'll find you.
Now that we've explained the process, let's get to it. Here is your D3hockey.com National Team of the Week:
Gabby Suhr, Northland, Sophomore
Suhr played a key role in the Jills’ sweep of Marian University, allowing only one extra attacker goal on Friday while recording the shutout on Saturday. She tallied a total of 55 saves over the weekend, which included 31 in her shutout win. She finished with a 0.50 goals-against average and a .982 save percentage as Northland picked up four important points in the league standings.
Kate Randazzo, Oswego, Junior
The captain of the Lakers, Randazzo tied herself in the record books for most assists in a single contest (4) - a record that she set on Oct. 27, 2017 in the team's 5-0 win over New England College - her four assist helped Oswego to down Plymouth State 5-1 on Wednesday evening. She led the team in the plus/minus category, posting a team-high plus-3.
Erin McArdle, Plattsburgh, Sophomore
McArdle tallied six points on six assists and fashioned a +8 rating in a NEWHL weekend sweep of SUNY Cortland. She had two assists in an 11-1 win over Cortland on Friday before dishing out a career-high four assists in a 6-1 victory over the Red Dragons on Saturday. For the season, she has 12 points on two goals and 10 assists.
Megan Johnson, Augsburg, Senior
Megan Johnson figured in the scoring on two of Augsburg's five goals as the Auggies collected three of four points in a series with Gustavus for the first time in program history. The senior forward scored a goal in the second period of Augsburg's 3-0 win over the nationally-ranked Gusties, the first victory for the Auggies in St. Peter since 2000, snapping an 18-game road losing streak to Gustavus. Johnson also assisted on the game-tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation to force a 2-2 tie. She now has three goals and six assists for nine points this season and 29 goals and 24 assists for 53 points in her 96-game career.
Jessica Schlaff, St. Norbert, Senior
Schlaff tied a St. Norbert record with four goals in the Green Knights’ 6-3 win over UW-Stevens Point on Tuesday.
Tianna Lopes, Forward, Manhattanville
Lopes helped the Valiants to a 2-1 record last week, including wins over Trinity and William Smith and picked up MAC Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday and UCHC Player of the Week honors for her efforts. The sophomore forward began with two goals in a 5-2 win over Trinity on Tuesday night. Then, she helped lead the Valiants over William Smith to deliver the first UCHC loss of the season to the Herons with an assist on Saturday. She closed out her week with a trio of assists in a tough 6-3 loss to William Smith Sunday. She finished the three games with a total of six points and now has 19 on this season.