Compiled by D3hockey.com Staff --
As teams jockey for playoff position, we bring you the best performances that help squads around the country deliver the goods. It's our third to last Team of the Week of the 2018-19 regular season!
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
|Hamline's Dani Wright ties up a Concordia-Moorhead forward in a recent game at the TRIA rink.
Photo: Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com
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:
Cierra San Roman, Colby, Sophomore
Colby goaltender Cierra San Roman (Orange, Calif.), who had a .981 save percentage in two games against Connecticut College, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday. San Roman stopped 25 shots and earned her third shutout of the season in a 1-0 victory at Connecticut College on Saturday. She had nine of her stops in the third period and had to hold off the Camels for about 56 minutes after Colby scored in the opening period. In Friday's game against the Camels, San Roman stopped 28 shots in a 1-0 loss. She kept Colby in the game as Conn College had a 29-13 shot advantage. San Roman has her save percentage up to .948 and her goals against average down to 1.48. The sophomore has made 875 career saves and owns a .936 save percentage.
Dani Wright, Hamline, Junior
Wright scored in both games as Hamline defeated Concordia, 10-0 and 2-1. In the first game, she had a goal and three assists and was a +4. She scored the game winner the next day, her second of the season. She currently leads all MIAC blueliners with 18 points (6 G, 12 A).
Meg Lahey, Elmira, Senior
Lahey produced a plus-9 rating, a team-high-tying eight points, and a team-best eight assists across a 3-0-0 week for the Soaring Eagles...Had multiple points in each game, including three assists against King's (PA) to help the Soaring Eagles set a new record for goals in a game (16-0)...Dished out two helpers against Chatham on Friday and had three more in the series finale...Three points and assists in a game are both season-highs for the senior defender...Helped the EC defense lock down for three shutouts, while outscoring opponents 29-to-0 combined...Held Chatham 0-6 on the power play in the series...Leads all defenders and ranks fourth nationally in assists per game (0.95)...Ranks second in points per game among defenders (1.05).
Kaitlin Drew-Mead, Plattsburgh, Sophomore
Drew-Mead scored a natural hat trick in the first period to lead the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over Amherst College on Saturday afternoon at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena. It marked the first hat trick of her career. Drew-Mead tallied her first goal at 4:47 of the opening period before scoring again 15 seconds later. She punctuated the natural hat trick with 17:26 elapsed in the first, taking a shot that deflected off the goalie's glove and into the back of the net. For the season, Drew-Mead has accrued 15 points on nine goals and six assists.
Tianna Lopes, Manhattanville, Sophomore
Lopes had another stellar week for Lopes as the Valiants went 2-0 with a pair of home wins over Neumann. She was named MAC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for the second straight week and added UCHC Player of the Week honors as well. She began with her first-career hattrick to carry Manhattanville to a 3-2 win over the Knights on Saturday night. She followed that up with two points -- a goal and an assist -- as the Valiants topped Neumann 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. The wins put Manhattanville in the UCHC playoffs and keep them in the mix for home ice in the first round of the UCHC playoffs.
Maddie Evangelous, Elmira, Senior
Finished in a tie for team highs in points (8) and goals (5) in a 3-0-0 week for No. 1 Elmira. She scored her second career hat trick in 16-0 win over King's (PA), helping the team set a new single-game record for goals scored, just two shy of the NCAA Division III record...Added a career-high five points (2g-3a) in a 7-0 win over Chatham...Her second goal against the Cougars marked the 100th point of her EC career, making her the 14th player in program history to reach the 100-point plateau...Climbed to a tie for 11th in the UCHC in points (25), 16th in goals (11), and 10th for assists (14).