2002 Women's Hockey Bios
October 29, 2001
#33 . Jordan Benson . JR . W . 5-4 . Coon Rapids
Played in all 26 games and scored three goals and four assists in 2001-02. had one goal and one assist in 2000-01... also played in goal in 2000-01 where she had 27 saves in three games... Psychology major... 2000 graduate of Coon Rapids High, where she was 4X letterwinner and all-conference, HM all-state and MVP in hockey and 3X softball letterwinner... played in Maroon & Gold All Star Series born 12-6-81... daughter of Carla and Tom Benson of Coon Rapids.
#14 . Jessica Christopherson . JR . W . 5-10 . Coon Rapids
Played in four games with two assists in 2001-02 before suffering season-ending injury. had breakout season in first year finishing with 40 points (27 goals, 13 assists)... led the conference in 2000-01 in goals, was named to the 20-player All-MIAC team and twice was
conference Player of the Week... Secondary Education major... also is starting goalie in soccer for Tommies and helped UST take second in MIAC in 2000 and first in 2001, with more than 25 career MIAC shutouts... 2000 graduate of Coon Rapids High, where she was honor student, 4X all-conference, 2X MVP and captain and HM all-state in hockey; all-conference, all-state and all-metro in soccer and also
participated in softball... was voted Best Athlete and Athena Award winner in 2000... played in Maroon & Gold All-Star Series... born 9-12-81... daughter of Karen and Keith Christopherson of Coon Rapids.
#18 . Alison Holland . SR . Def-W . 5-10 . White Bear Lake
Played in all 26 games in 2001-02 and scored six goals and seven assists. had seven goals and 12 assists in her first year with UST in 2000-01... attended St. Benedict in 1999-2000 and was named to All-MIAC hockey team... Health Promotion major with 3.20 gpa... 1999 graduate of White Bear Lake High, where she was all-conference in hockey... was on Minnesota Selects team and participated in Maroon & Gold All-Star Series... also has been girls' hockey youth coach two seasons in St. Paul. born 11-3-80... daughter of Deb and Mike Holland of White Bear Lake.
#24 . Lindsay Jacobs . JR . Def . 5-5 . Maple Grove
Played in 25 of 26 games last season and scored four assists. scored three goals and had eight assists in 2000-01... Accounting major with 3.59 gpa... 2000 graduate of Maple Grove High, where she was honor student, 4X letterwinner, captain and defensive MVP in hockey, 2X letterwinner and most improved in softball and also played volleyball... played in Minnesota Selects and Maroon & Gold Series... born 8-8-82... daughter of Kim and Tom Jacobs of Maple Grove.
#10 . Kelly Kopel . SR . C-W . 5-5 . Rosemount
Co-captain in 2002-03. has 54 career points. played in 20 games and scored five goals and two assists in 2001-02. scored six goals and had seven assists in 2000-01... scored 13 goals and had 21 assists for 34 points as a freshman to co-lead the team... was voted team Rookie of the Year and named HM All-MIAC in 1999-2000... Psychology major with 3.50 gpa...1999 graduate of Rosemount High, where she
was honor student, captain, Academic All-State and 3X letterwinner in hockey... sister Stacy played varsity softball for UST... born 4-9-81... daughter of Pam and Steve Kopel of Rosemount.
#30 . Danielle Mikolai . JR . GK . 5-3 . Lino Lakes/Centennial Was 10-3-2 in goal in 2001-02 with 1.74 GAA and .923 save percentage while making HM All-MIAC and earning conference Player of the Week honors once. finished 2000-01 with 8-5-0, 2.49 GAA and .910 save percentage... Business major with 3.20 gpa... 2000 graduate of Centennial High, where she was honor student, 5X letterwinner, 2X HM all-state and all-conference and MVP in hockey and was 2X letter-winner in soccer... participated in Minnesota Selects and Maroon & Gold Series... born 3-13-00... daughter of Mary and Ron Mikolai of Lino Lakes.
#13 . Vanessa Miller . JR . Def . 5-6 . Mpls./South
Played in 24 games and scored one goal and two assists in 2001-02... Finished 2000-01 season with three goals and one assist... International Studies and French major with 3.469 gpa... 2000 graduate of Minneapolis South High, where she was 5X letterwinner in hockey and also participated in softball and soccer... born 4-5-82... daughter of Pat Kelly of Minneapolis and Mike Miller of Minneapolis.
#11 . Tedra Mitchell . SO . C-W . 5-2 . Stillwater
Played in 24 games and scored three goals and six assists in 2001-02. Actuarial Science major with 3.40 gpa... 2001 graduate of Stillwater High, where she was 3X all-conference in hockey and 4X letterwinner in cross
country... played on Minnesota Selects team and played in Maroon & Gold all-star series... born 5-10-83... daughter of Paula and Tom Mitchell of Stillwater.
#15 . Katie Moore . JR . Def . 5-3 . Hudson, Wis.
Played in 23 games and had one assist in 2001-02. had one goal and three assists in 2000-01... Biology major with 3.30 gpa... 2000 graduate of Hudson High, where she was 4X letterwinner, captain for two years and MVP in hockey; 4X letterwinner and academic all-conference in swimming and also participated in state meet twice; and named Most Improved in soccer... played on state champion hockey team
her senior year and also participated in state tournaments in hockey (four years). born 8-10-82... daughter of Jane Esbensen Moore and Robert Moore of Hudson, Wis.
#27 . Tiffany Petermeier . SO . W . 5-9 . Grand Rapids
Played in 25 games in 2001-02 and scored 14 goals and eight assists. named to 20-player All-MIAC team and was team's Rookie of the Year in 2001-02. Entrepreneurship major...
2001 graduate of Grand Rapids High, where she played in Minnesota HS Maroon & Gold all-star series and was 4X letterwinner and also competed in state swimming meet...
born 9-11-82... daughter of Lori and Dan Petermeier of Grand Rapids.
#8 . Kristen Ponsolle . SR . C-W . 5-1 . Woodbury/Hill-Murray Co-captain in 2002-03. played in 12 games last season. had two assists in 2000-01. English major... 1999 graduate of Hill-Murray High, where she was honor student, captain and 4X letterwinner in hockey, 2X letterwinner in softball and volleyball and Biggest Heart award winner in hockey... played on Minnesota Selects team... born 11-4-80... daughter of Carol and Mark Ponsolle of Woodbury.
#4 . Michelle Radzik . SO . Def . 5-6 . Brookfield, Ill./Lyons Township Played in 19 games last season and scored two assists before suffering season-ending knee injury. Marketing major... 2001 graduate of Lyons Township High, where she was hockey captain of 2X state champion and one-time runner-up team... also played on Illinois Storm senior women's team and played in 2001 USA National Championships with Team Illinois... first female to win Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Scholarship... born 1-1-83... daughter of Cindy Radzik of Brookfield, Ill.
#3 . Rachel Reinhardt . SO . Def . 5-7 . Hastings
Played in 25 games last season and scored three goals and 10 assists. Communications major with 3.70 gpa... 2001 graduate of Hastings High, where she was honor student, captain, 2X all-conference, 3X team's Best Defender and 5X letterwinner in hockey, and softball team Rookie of the Year and also played soccer... played on Minnesota Selects Hockey team. born 5-30-83... daughter of Colleen and Lance Reinhardt of Hastings.
#17 . Nicki Sailer . SO . C-W . 5-1 . Prior Lake Played in four games in 2001-02... Pre-Law major... 2001 graduate of Prior Lake High, where she was 3X all-conference, 2X team MVP and 2X captain in hockey... born 8-31-83... daughter of Peggy and Mark Sailer of Shakopee.
#20 . Tomery Stolz . JR . C . 5-7 . St. Louis Park
Co-captain for 2002-03. became career scoring leader last season and comes into junior year with 83 points. played in all 26 games last season and voted team MVP with team-best 23 goals and 16 assists. voted team Rookie of the Year
after she led Tommies in scoring in her first season, with 44 points (20 goals, 24 assists). named to the 20-player All-MIAC team two years in row... Broadcast Journalism major with 3.80 gpa... 2000 graduate of St. Louis Park High, where she was honor student, 3X letterwinner and
all-conference and HM all-state in hockey, 4X letterwinner in track and field (mid-distance), and letterwinner and Most Improved award recipient in soccer... participated in Minnesota Selects and Maroon & Gold series... also
participated in USA Intl.' Cup Hockey from '97-00 and the Minnesota Elite Challenge in 1999... track team was state champions in 1998... born 8-19-82... daughter of Barbara Kanyr of Minneapolis and Tim Stolz.
#6 . Katie Strassener . SO . For . 5-4 . West St. Paul/Henry Sibley Joined team in January 2002 and in 11 games scored three goals and six assists. Business major with 3.00 gpa... attended Minnesota-Duluth in fall semester 2001. 2001 graduate of Henry Sibley High, where she was 4X all-conference in hockey and HM all-conference in golf. born 9-10-82. daughter of Bev and Harold Strassener of West St. Paul.
#12 . Lindsay Allen . Def . FR . 5-10 . Minnetonka/Benilde-St. Margaret Undeclared major... 2002 graduate of Benilde-St. Margaret High, where she was 4X letterwinner and member of Class A state champion team as a senior and also lettered once in lacrosse... born 7-13-84... daughter of Cathy and Bob Allen of Deephaven.
#7 . Melanie Drake . Def . FR . 5-4 . Shoreview/Mounds View
Pre-Physical Therapy major... 2002 graduate of Mounds View High, where she was honor student, 2X all-conference, 2X captain, played in state tournament as freshman and played in Maroon & Gold all-star series... born 1-17-84... daughter of Stephanie and Michael Drake of Shoreview.
#5 . Cathy Dreyer . For . FR . 5-4 . Brookfield, Wis./Central International Business major... 2002 graduate of Brookfield Central High, where she was honor student and played hockey... born 7-20-83... grandfather played pro football for Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears... daughter of Linda Coyle and Mark Dreyer of Brookfield.
#29 . Maureen Hardwick . For . FR . 5-4 . Warroad
Led 2002 Tommie women's golf team to MIAC championship after winning meet medalist honors Oct. 6-7... Pre-Law/History major... 2002 graduate of Warroad High, where she was honor student, band president, hockey HM all-state and 3X captain, golf 6X letter-winner, 4X team MVP, and softball 2X all-state, 2X team Hustle Award, team defensive MVP and captain... played in five state golf tournaments and placed 10th in 2001... played in Minnesota HS all-star series in softball and hockey... played three seasons with Minesota Selects hockey team and played on Chicago Showcase Team... born 12-23-83... brother Jay plays hockey at Division I Minnesota-Duluth... daughter of Liz and Brian Hardwick of Warroad.
#22 . Sue Heinmiller . For . FR . 5-5 . Eden Prairie
Education major... 2002 graduate of Eden Prairie High, where she was honor student and in hockey was Academic All-State, all-conference and team MVP as senior and 2X captain... played in Maroon & Gold all-star series... born 9-27-83... daughter of Julie and John Heinmiller of Eden Prairie.
#16 . Susan Hosford . For . FR . 5-4 . South St. Paul
Undeclared major... 2002 graduate of South St. Paul High, where she was honor student, 4X letterwinner and "Hardest Worker" award recipient in hockey, 4X letterwinner and captain in softball and 3X letterwinner in diving... played in three hockey state tournaments and played on state champion team as senior... born 8-6-84... brother Dave played hockey for Tommies from 1998-2002... daughter of
Kathleen and Dennis Hosford of South St. Paul.
#21 . Becky Kilpatrick . GK . FR . 5-5 . Burnsville
Pre-Med major... 2002 graduate of Burnsville High, where she was honor student, named Most Distinguished Female Athlete for 2001-02, 3X letterwinner, captain, all- conference in hockey and 3X letterwinner, captain and No. 1 player in badminton... helped team place third in state tournament as a senior... played in Maroon & Gold all-star series... played one season with Minnesota Selects... born 4-10-84... sister Stephanie is senior teammate... daughter of Pam and John Kilpatrick of Burnsville.
#25 . Stephanie Kilpatrick . Def . SR . 5-3 . Burnsville
Spanish/Marketing major... 1999 graduate of Burnsville High, where she was 3X letterwinner and captain in hockey and played in state tournament as a senior... volunteer coach for Burnsville High JV team... born 11-25-80... sister Becky is freshman teammate... daughter of Pam and John Kilpatrick of Burnsville.
#9 . Tanaya Reitz . For . FR . 5-4 . Moorhead
Psychology major... 2002 graduate of Moorhead High, where she was all-state, 2X team MVP, 5X letterwinner and state tournament all-tourney team in hockey, 2X team MVP, 5X letterwinner and state tourney qualifier in golf and 3X letterwinner and state tourney participant in soccer... played on Minnesota Selects team, Maroon & Gold all-star series and played on Chicago Showcase Team... born 10-23-83... daughter of Bobbie Krag and Kevin Reitz of Moorhead.
#19 . Jenny Sorensen . For . FR . 5-4 . Plymouth/Wayzata
Undeclared major... 2002 graduate of Wayzata High, where she was 3X capatin and HM all-conference in hockey... born 8-15-84... daughter of Kathy and Dave Sorensen of Plymouth.