MILWAUKEE – Seniors Shannon Coughlin and Tracianne Jegla along with junior Ashley Welk have been named All-NACC, as announced by the league Wednesday.
Welk (Mount Prospect, Ill.) earns her third all-conference award being named to the second team as she continues to show her prolific scoring abilities. She ranked tied for fifth in the NACC with 31 points on the season and also was the fifth-best goal scorer in the conference with 12 scores. Her seven assists on the year were good for a fourth-place tie in the NACC. Welk especially found her grove at the end of the season as she ended the year on a six-match scoring streak. Her two multi-goal matches came during that stretch with one of those performances being a five-point match as she had two goals and an assist in a 5-0 win over Ripon. Welk also posted a three-assist game on the road at Wisconsin Lutheran in a 4-1 victory. Through just 44 games, Welk ranks 10th on the all-time Marian scoring list with 70 points coming from 30 goals and 10 assists.
Coughlin (Bolingbrook, Ill.) closes out her Sabre career with her third all-conference selection earning a spot on the second team. She found the back of the net seven times this season with an assist to put her point total at 15 for the season. Coughlin had a strong end of the regular season scoring a goal in four of the final seven matches of the season. She also had her lone three-point match during this stretch after scoring a goal with her lone assist of the season on the road against Aurora in a 4-3 overtime victory. Coughlin closes out her 83-game career at Marian eighth on the all-time scoring list with 34 goals and 11 assists for 79 total points.
Nobody wore a Sabre uniform more than Jegla (Chesterfield, Mich.) as she closes out a historic career with her third all-conference nod, an honorable mention selection. Jegla played and started in all 83 games during her Sabre career giving her the most games played and started in program history. This season Jegla anchored a defensive unit that posted three shutouts and held opponents to 2.44 goals per game. The final four matches of the season saw the Sabres allow just two goals on 11 shots on goal. The Sabres had all three of their shutouts during this stretch.
The full release from the NACC can be found at https://northernac.prestosports.com/sports/wsoc/2021-22/releases/202111034t1kiv.