Kathryn Larson, Bethel

Kathryn Larson, Bethel

Shoreview, Minn. / Mounds View

In a high-scoring weekend for the Bethel women's hockey team, sophomore Kathryn Larson (Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) was the brightest star. The Royals' forward had a seven-point weekend with four goals and three assists to help her team put up a total of 14 goals - seven in each game - in a MIAC sweep of St. Olaf. For her high-scoring performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Larson Monday with her second MIAC Women's Hockey Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2014-15 season.

Larson and the Royals opened the weekend with a statement win on their home ice as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Oles. Larson had a hand in four of the seven goals as she scored three herself for a hat trick, and assisted on one more. Saturday, Bethel completed the sweep in Northfield with a 7-4 victory, and Larson added one more goal and two more assists to her impressive weekend totals. This season, Larson leads the MIAC with 22 points and 12 goals and her 10 assists rank third in the league. In MIAC games only, Larson ranks first in goals (six), fourth in points (11) and ninth in assists (five).

Thanks to the sweep, Bethel improved to 10-6-1 overall and 5-4-1 in conference play. The Royals currently have 11 points and are tied for third place in the MIAC standings. Larson and company will try to keep their high-scoring streak alive this weekend with a key home-and-home series in the metro area against St. Catherine. The Wildcats will host Friday's game at 7:30 p.m. at Drake Arena in St. Paul, and Saturday's rematch will be held on Bethel's home ice at 3 p.m. at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine.

2014-15 MIAC Women's Hockey Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
2/23/2015   Kathryn Larson   Bethel  
2/16/2015   Kelsey Vandegrift   Concordia  
2/9/2015   Erica Power   Gustavus  
2/2/2015   Lindsey Hibbard   Gustavus  
1/26/2015   Kathryn Larson   Bethel  
1/19/2015   Tori Hermann   Saint Mary's  
1/12/2015   Lauren Kolak   Bethel  
1/5/2014   Breanna Peterson   Saint Mary's  
12/15/2014   Allison Eder-Zdechlik   Gustavus  
12/8/2014   Megan Robertson   Augsburg  
12/1/2014   Carolyn Draayer   Gustavus  
11/24/2014   Erika Allen   Augsburg  
11/17/2014   Tori Herrmann   Saint Mary's  
11/10/2014   Lindsay Burman   Bethel  
11/3/2014   Kathryn Larson   Bethel