Three Cadets Claim All-American Honors, Bolding Named National Coach Of The Year

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NORTHFIELD, Vt. Norwich University's Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.), Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) and Robyn Foley (Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador) earned American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) CCM All-American honors this past week. In addition, Cadets Head Coach Mark Bolding was named the AHCA Division III National Coach of the Year.

Tiberi and Conway were named All-East Region first teamers at defense and forward respectively while Foley earned second team defensive recognition. For Tiberi it was her second-straight All-American nod while Conway and Foley earned the distinction for the first time in their career.

Tiberi notched four goals and 15 assists for 19 points in 25 games played this season. She also earned NEHC First Team All-Conference honors for the second year in a row and is a +24 plus-minus rating this season.

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.

Foley had a breakout junior season, tallying four goals and 19 assists for 23 points in 29 games played as a defenseman this year. She earned NEHC First Team All-Conference honors for the first time in her career and leads the team with a staggering +51 plus-minus rating this season.

Bolding has guided Norwich to a nation's best 26-1-3 record this season and its seventh NCAA Division III national semifinal appearance in just 11 years at the varsity level. Norwich won its seventh New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) regular season title in the last eight years, as well as its eighth NEHC Tournament title.

The Cadets have also had a dominant offense this season, clicking at a nation-leading 5.76 goals per game. NU has also been lethal on the power play with another nation-leading 32.0 power play percentage.

Norwich will play Elmira College in the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey National Championship on Saturday night at 7pm.