Klimpke nets USCHO All-Rookie Team honors

Klimpke nets USCHO All-Rookie Team honors

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The United States College Hockey Online (USCHO) announced their All-USCHO Teams Friday, naming Morrisville State freshman, Vanessa Klimpke (Winnipeg, MB) to the All-Rookie Team at forward.

The second Mustang in as many seasons to earn the recognition, Klimpke joins teammate Kali Rutka (Anchorage, AK) who earned a spot at defense last season.

Klimpke led Morrisville State (20-6-1) to its first Colonial Hockey Conference (CHC) title behind her team best 36 points, as she recorded 23 goals and assisted another 13 across 26 games on the year.

The freshman was a two-time CHC Rookie of the Week selection, earned CHC First Team All-Conference accolades, and was also named the conference's Rookie of the Year.

The forward wrapped up the season with CHC Tournament Most Valuable Player accolades, following a four point tournament performance that included a goal and an assist in the title game.

Klimpke finished the season ranking 14th nationally in points per game (1.38), is fifth in goals per game (0.92), and ranks second among all Division II/III freshmen in points per game (1.38). She topped the conference in points on the year (36) and leads the conference in on-ice rating at +31.

A graduate of Westwood Collegiate, Klimpke 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.