UMD’s Bell, Soderberg Earn All-American Honors, Crowell Nominated for Coach of the Year

They become the first AHCA All-Americans for the program since Lara Stalder landed a First Team honor in 2017.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD’s Ashton Bell and Emma Soderberg have earned Second Team All-American honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Bell anchored one of the top defenses in the entire country and was the overtime hero for the Bulldogs in the national quarterfinals. Soderberg ranked top two in the NCAA in at least three goaltender categories for almost the entire season.

They become the first AHCA All-Americans for the program since Lara Stalder landed a First Team honor in 2017. Also, Bell is the first UMD defenseman since Jocelyne Larcoque, a two-time selection, to earn All-American distinction.  Soderberg becomes the first goaltender in 14 years, following in the footsteps of fellow Swede Kim Martin, who earned the honor in 2008.

Also, head coach Maura Crowell has been named one of six finalists for Coach of the Year after leading UMD to their first Frozen Four appearance in eleven years. For the full UMD press release, click here.

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