Kayla Griffith Named Second Team West All-American

Photo by Matt Weidner
Photo by Matt Weidner

The American Hockey Coaches Association released the 2016-17 CCM Division III Women's Hockey All-Americans Thursday night and Lake Forest College's Kayla Griffith was listed for the second year in a row.

Griffith, a junior who saw time at both forward and defense this season, was a Second Team West selection at the latter position. She set career-highs with 11 goals, 15 assists, and 26 points this season. Griffith lit the lamp three times on the power play, netted three game-winners, and recorded her first career hat trick against Finlandia University on December 2.

A First Team West All-American last season, Griffith now has 58 points in her career on 19 goals and 39 assists. She also owns a +44 plus/minus rating and has played in each of the team's 81 games over the last three seasons. She is just the second played in program history to earn All-American honors in multiple seasons.

With an overall record of 21-6-1, Lake Forest set a single-season team record for victories and posted a 14-3-1 record in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play. The Foresters advanced to the championship game of the NCHA Slaats Cup Playoffs for the third time in the last four years.

American Hockey Coaches Association Release (pdf)