Three members of the Aquinas women’s hockey team have been named ACHA D1 Women’s Hockey Academic All-Americans, as announced on Tuesday (June 7). The trio of Anna Castle, Mikayla Oppermann, and Natalie Vaitas garnered the honor after meeting the criteria of being a junior or senior and maintaining at least a 3.50 GPA or higher.
In 24 games this season, Castle was able to score two goals and collect four assists for a total of six points. Both goals came in the Concordia series with one of them being on the power-play. This is following last season where she scored four goals and added 10 assists for 14 points in her first season of college hockey. Castle is currently majoring in psychology.
Oppermann has been a stalwart defensively for the Saints for the past four seasons. She was only able to suit up in six games this season, but in her career she has scored 14 goals and dished out 12 assists for 26 points in her career. Oppermann is majoring in child life.
As one of the top three point scorers from this past season, Vaitas was able to put away four goals and collect six assists for a total of 10 points. This closes out a productive career as a Saint, totaling 58 points on 25 goals and 33 assists. Already graduating with a bachelor’s degree, Vaitas is currently in the master’s of management program.
(Originally published at https://aqsaints.com/news/2022/6/7/womens-ice-hockey-three-saints-named-acha-d1-womens-hockey-academic-all-americans.aspx)