UW-River Falls’ Callie Hoff is 2022 Laura Hurd Award Winner As AHCA Division III Women’s Player of the Year
Callie Hoff, a senior forward from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, is the recipient of the 2022 Laura Hurd Award. The award, voted on by the nation's Division III head coaches, is presented to the best player at the NCAA Women's Division III level.
Hoff, the back-to-back WIAC Player of the Year, recently completed her decorated career with a UWRF single-season record 67 points off 26 goals and 41 assists during her final year as a Falcon. She led UWRF to a program-record 27 wins while the team reached the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals along with the WIAC regular season title and O’Brien Cup Championship.
She currently is the Division III scoring leader this season with her point total of 67, in which she averaged 2.58 per game while scoring six power play goals, five shorthanded, and six game-winners.
A native of Hermantown, MN, Hoff became the Falcons’ all-time leading scorer this season and sits atop the record book with 197 points (97g-100a) in 120 games played.
Dani Sibley is the only Falcon in UWRF history to receive the Laura Hurd Award, garnering the accolade in 2017.
The runner-up for this year’s Hurd Award is Annie Katonka, a senior forward at Plattsburgh.
The award is named in honor of former Elmira College star Laura Hurd who died in a car accident shortly after graduation. Hurd was a four-time All-American who led Elmira to victory in the first NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.
|Winners of of the Laura Hurd Award
Division III Women’s Hockey Player of the Year
|2002||Sarah Moe||Gustavus Adolphus||Forward|
|2007||Andrea Peterson||Gustavus Adolphus||Defense|
|2016||Michelle Greeneway||Lake Forest||Forward|
|2017||Dani Sibley||UW-River Falls||Forward|
|2022||Callie Hoff||UW-River Falls||Forward|