Monique Weber, Elk River forward with 106 career goals, has been named as one of 10 semifinalists for the Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award.
Monique Weber, high-scoring Elk River forward, is one of 10 semi finalists for the Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award announced Thursday by the Let's Play Hockey newspaper.
Monique Weber posed with parents Marlon and Elaine, and her coach Joe Heasley, in November after committing to the University of Connectictt.
Weber, who will play for University of Connecticutt, has scored 106 goals in her five-year varsity career. This year she has 29 goals and 20 assists for the 15-6-1 Elks. Weber is the second-leading all-time Elk scorer behind Jessica Pullar, current Bemidji State senior, who had 157 goals.
Weber is just the second Elk picked to be a Ms. Hockey finalist. The other was Anya Miller, current Gopher senior defenseman, in 2004.
Ms. Hockey 10 semifinalists
Listed alphabetically with their college choice:
Emily Erickson, Grand Rapids/Greenway, forward, Bemidji State
Sarah Erickson, Bemidji, forward, Minnesota
Melissa Feste, Eden Prairie, forward, Ohio State
Ashley Holmes, Alexandria, defense, North Dakota
Anne Schleper, St. Cloud Icebreakers, defense, Minnesota
Kelly Seeler, Eden Prairie, defense, Minnesota
Lauren Smith, Holy Angels, forward, Ohio State, 51
Monique Weber, Elk River, forward, Connecticut
Danielle Welch, Hastings, forward, Boston College
Kelly Wild, Cretin-Derham Hall, defense, Ohio State
The five finalists will be announced Feb. 14, with the winner named at the Ms. Hockey awards banquet on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.
The award is sponsored by Let’s Play Hockey and the Minnesota Wild. The top five finalists for the Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year Award will be announced Thursday, Feb. 7.
In addition to on-ice talent, criteria for the Ms. Hockey Award includes academics, community/extracurricular activities, citizenship and coachability.
The 2007 Ms. Hockey winner was Katharine Chute of Blake. Other past winners include Allie Thunstrom of North St. Paul (2006), Gigi Marvin of Warroad (2005), Erica McKenzie of Hastings (2004), Andrea Nichols of Hibbing/Chisholm (2003), Ashley Albrecht of South St. Paul (2002), Renee Curtin of Roseville (2001), Krissy Wendell of Park Center (2000), Ronda Curtin of Roseville (1999), Laura Slominski of Burnsville (1998), Annamarie Holmes of Apple Valley (1997) and Winny Brodt of Roseville (1996).