Stillwater graduate Cassandra Salmen was recently named to the NCAA Division III CCM All-American First Team following her senior season with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s hockey team. Her teammate Janna Beilke of Madison, Wis., was selected a Second Team All-American, as determined by members of the American Hockey Coaches Association.
It was the latest honor for Salmen, who was named the inaugural Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Player of the Year after scoring a league-high 18 goals. The 18 goals ranked 10th nationally and were the most for a Pointers player in the past five seasons. Salmen also added nine assists for a total of 27 points and was named to the West Region Team after leading the Pointers (19-6-4) to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007.
Salmen, who is majoring in athletic training, appeared 107 games — missing just two games in four seasons. The 5-foot-2 forward totaled 43 goals and 36 assists for 79 points during her stellar collegiate career, a scoring total that ranks ninth on the program’s all-time list. Her 43 goals also ranks ninth all-time for the Pointers.
While competing for the Ponies, Salmen was an all-conference honorable mention selection for the Ponies during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. The four-year letterwinner contributed to Stillwater’s state championships in 2007 and 2009.