Women’s Hockey: Three Cadets tabbed AHCA East Region All-Americans

Norwich University women's ice hockey All-Americans


NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University women's ice hockey team had three players earn American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) CCM All-East Region All-American honors on Thursday night at the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship banquet. 

Senior Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.) earned AHCA First Team All-American honors for the second straight season, while sophomore Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) and junior Robyn Foley (Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador) were each selected for the first time in their careers. Conway joined Tiberi on the first team, while Foley was tabbed to the second team. 

Norwich (25-1-3) is two wins away from trying to win the program's second national championship in its 11-year varsity existence. The Cadets have now had 18 All-American selections after tying for the most selections this year with Adrian College and Plattsburgh State having three as well. 

Tiberi notched four goals and 15 assists for 19 points in 25 games played this season. She ranks third all-time in program history for points by a defenseman. Tiberi has 19 goals and 57 assists for 76 points in 110 career games at Norwich. 

Tiberi earned NEHC First Team All-Conference honors for the second year in a row and is a +24 plus-minus rating this season. 

Tiberi is just the fourth repeat All-American selection in program history, joining Amanda Wilks '12, Jillayne DeBus '13 and Tori Charron '14. 

Conway had a record-setting sophomore season for the Cadets, establishing the new single-season record for goals with 32 and tying the single-year mark for points with 55. Conway was named the NEHC Player of the Year, becoming the sixth player in program history to win the prestigious award as the conference's top player. 

Conway's 32 goals lead Division III, while her 55 points rank tied for the national lead with semifinal opponent in Hamline's Bre Simon. 

Conway's eight power play goals tie for team lead and her 137 shots lead the team. She had six game-winning goals and two hat tricks this season. She is currently averaging a goal per game in her career with 52 goals in 52 games played. 

Foley had a breakout junior season, tallying four goals and 19 assists for 23 points in 29 games played as a defenseman this year. 

Foley's emergence as a reliable defender has been one of the unsung stories of the 2017-18 NU women's hockey team's success. She earned NEHC First Team All-Conference honors for the first time in her career. 

Foley leads the team with a staggering +51 plus-minus rating for Norwich this season. She is a +15 in the playoffs alone. 

Out of the 24 All-Americans selected, Foley is the lone Canadian on this year's list with the other 23 honorees coming from 13 different states. 

Norwich faces Hamline University (Minn.) on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the national semifinals at Kreitzberg Arena. Elmira College and four-time defending national champion Plattsburgh State meet in the other semifinal at 3:30 p.m. 

On Saturday, March 17 the Third Place Game will be at 3:30 p.m. with the national championship to follow at 7 p.m.