@ACWomensACHA Receive Postseason Recognition from the ACHA

Pictured left to right, Alison Dungey, Nicole Paradis and   Kaillie Hardy represented Adrian College on the 2017-18 ACHA Women's Division 1 All-America Team. (Head shots by Patrick Stewart)
Pictured left to right, Alison Dungey, Nicole Paradis and Kaillie Hardy represented Adrian College on the 2017-18 ACHA Women's Division 1 All-America Team. (Head shots by Patrick Stewart)

TROY, Mich.--After a record-setting season in which Adrian College made the national championship game of the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 women's tournament, the Bulldogs landed a trio of first-team All-Americans in junior forwards Kaillie Hardy (Waterloo, Ontario / KW Rangers), Nicole Paradis (Orangeville, Ontario / Mississauga Chiefs) and senior goalie Alison Dungey (Hamilton, Ontario / Hamilton Hawks).

Dungey and Hardy both repeated their All-America First Team status from the 2016-17 season.

Both top-10 in ACHA scoring, Hardy and Paradis ranked one-two on the Bulldogs with 51 and 46 points, respectively. Hardy topped Adrian with 32 assists and finished with 19 goals, while Paradis pumped in 18 tallies.

Dungey finished with a 20-3-1 record in goal to lead the nation in victories. She sported a 1.21 goals-against average and .945 save percentage (547 saves) over 1488 minutes and 8 seconds, with five shutouts.

The trio also made the 2017-18 Central Collegiate Women's Hockey Association all-conference team as Dungey and Paradis were chosen to the first unit, and Hardy to the second.

In addition, senior defenseman Tara Wrbelis (Rockford, Mich. / Cedar Springs) joined Dungey and Hardy on the ACHA All-Tournament First Team while Paradis made the second unit. Hardy and Paradis both scored three points and Wrbelis helped Dungey anchor a stingy Bulldogs defense that allowed just four goals during their four-game run in the national tournament. Dungey went 3-1 with a 0.98 GAA and sterling .957 save percentage over 245:01 between the pipes.

Hardy's postseason awards chest didn't end on the ice as she was also honored off it. She received the ACHA Community Playmaker Award, as academic performance certainly contributed by painting a picture of a well-rounded student-athlete to the voters given primarily for activities away from the rink. Hardy spearheaded the team's Assist-A-Thon fundraiser which raised more than $1000 for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.
 
Adrian joins Penn State as the only ACHA program to win the Community Playmaker Award twice.
 
In Columbus, Ohio, Adrian reached the ACHA national title game for the first time and finished with a 27-3-1 record--setting a program benchmark--after sweeping the CCWHA regular-season and tournament crowns. Through the regular season, the Bulldogs led the Division in wins, goals-for (164) and scoring margin (plus-134).

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