MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) announced their All-Conference and Individual Award winners Thursday, naming Morrisville State freshman, Vanessa Klimpke (Winnipeg, MB) the league's Rookie of the Year, as voted by the conference coaches.
Klimpke led the conference in scoring during the league's schedule, notching 17 points on 10 goals and seven assists. Her 10 scores ranked second in league play.
A two-time CHC Rookie of the Week selection, Klimpke finished her first collegiate season with 20 goals and adding 12 assists for 32 team points for the high powered offense that averaged 3.76 goals per game, leading the Mustangs into the post-season for a second straight year.
Klimpke had five games where she posted multiple scores, including a single game high four goals and an assist against Salem State. She had a four point outing against Canton, netting two scores while assisting two others.
Klimpke finished the regular season ranked first in the conference in overall points (32), is second in goals scored (20), ranks fifth in assists (12) and ranks fourth in game winning goals (3). She also ranks 15th nationally in points (32), is sixth in goals per game (0.88), and ranks third among all Division II/III freshmen in points per game (1.33).
The freshman is a graduate of Westwood Collegiate and is majoring in health related studies at Morrisville State. She is the daughter of Shelley and Brue Klimpke of Winnipeg.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.