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LPH Senior Goalie of the Year

What is the LPH Senior Goalie of the Year Award?

With the success of the Ms. Hockey Award, it only seemed natural to honor the top senior playing girls' hockey goaltender in Minnesota with a similar award.

In 1999, Let’s Play Hockey established the Senior Goalie of the Year Award with Katie Beauduy of Blaine named the first winner. Every year since, the award has been presented at the Ms. Hockey Award banquet. Most recently, Calla Frank of White Bear Lake (pictured at left) was named the 2019 Let's Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year.

The Senior Goalie of the Year Award is presented to the top senior girls' high school hockey goaltender in the state, based on the following criteria: academics, community/extra-curricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.

The candidates are identified based on nominations by their coaches. The selection of the top 10 candidates, then the five finalists, and ultimately the winner, is based on consultations with a panel of Division I and III college women’s coaches from the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as a panel of high school coaches.


Calla Frank of White Bear Lake named 2019 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year

Calla Frank of White Bear Lake Area High School has been named the 2019 Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year, the newspaper announced at the annual Ms. Hockey Awards Banquet. The award is presented annually to the top senior goalie in Minnesota girls’ high school hockey.

A mainstay in the White Bear Lake net for five seasons, Calla Frank was the goalie of record for nearly 80 percent of games since the beginning of her eighth-grade year. Frank compiled a career record of 60-45-7 with 21 shutouts, ranking first in school history in both wins and shutouts. This season, she posted 13-14-3 overall record with a 2.01 goals-against average, a .944 save percentage and four shutouts.

Frank faced the fifth-most shots in the state during the regular season (887) and made 30 more saves in 18 games on the year, including a 56-save effort in a 3-2 win over Stillwater on Dec. 15. Despite the number of shots faced, she allowed two or fewer goals in 19 games on the season. A member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team at the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championship, Frank will continue her hockey career at Minnesota State in the fall.

“Calla is an intense and extremely competitive athlete who strives to accomplish the impossible,” White Bear Lake head coach Jerry Kwapick said. “She is a fabulous athlete who pushes herself to be the best she can at everything she participates in. Regardless of our challenges, Calla gives our team the chance to win every game with her consistent beyond-belief performances.”

Off the ice, Frank owns a 3.8 GPA and has been an avid volunteer with a number of organizations, including Toys for Tots, Adopt a Family and the local youth hockey association. 

“Calla is a very unselfish individual who always puts the needs of others in front of her own,” Kwapick said. “She derives great satisfaction from assisting others in need and helping them achieve their personal goals. Calla’s efforts and results off the ice are very similar to the success she has enjoyed on the ice.”

The Senior Goalie of the Year Award is based on nominations from high school coaches and is selected based on votes from a panel of high school coaches and Division I and III women’s college coaches. The award is based on the following criteria: academics, community/ extracurricular activities, citizenship, coachability and, of course, on-ice performance.

The other finalists for the award were Quinn Kuntz of Warroad, Lucy Morgan of Maple Grove, Makayla Pahl of Rochester Mayo and Taylor Smith of Mound Westonka.

This is the 21st year of the LPH Goalie of the Year award. Previous winners: Alexa Dobchuk of Eden Prairie (2018), Breanna Blesi of Maple Grove (2017), Jenna Brenneman of Breck (2016), Frances Marshall of Thief River Falls (2015), Erin O’Neil of Hopkins (2014), Sydney Rossman of Minnetonka (2013), Erika Allen of Roseville (2012), Julie Friend of Minnetonka (2011), Kallie Billadeau of Hopkins (2010) Laura Bellamy of Duluth (2009), Alyssa Grogan of Eagan (2008), Ashley Nixon of Blaine (2007), Alannah McCready of Centennial (2006), Johanna Ellison of Cloquet/Esko/Carlton (2005), Emily Brookshaw of Hill-Murray (2004), Robin Doepke of Chaska (2003), Amber Hasbargen of Warroad (2002), Jody Horak of Blaine (2001), Shari Vogt of River Lakes (2000) and Katie Beauduy of Blaine (1999).

The award is sponsored by Let’s Play Hockey, the Minnesota Wild, GoodWood Hockey and OS Hockey.

LPH Senior Goalie of the Year Award Winners

1999 — Katie Beauduy, Blaine
2000 — Shari Vogt, River Lakes
2001 — Jody Horak, Blaine
2002 — Amber Hasbargen, Warroad
2003 — Robin Doepke, Chaska
2004 — Emily Brookshaw, Hill-Murray
2005 — Johanna Ellison, Cloquet/Esko/Carlton
2006 — Alannah McCready, Centennial
2007 — Ashley Nixon, Blaine
2008 — Alyssa Grogan, Eagan
2009 — Laura Bellamy, Duluth Northern Stars
2010 — Kallie Billadeau, Hopkins
2011 — Julie Friend, Minnetonka
2012 — Erika Allen, Roseville
2013 — Sydney Rossman, Minnetonka
2014 — Erin O'Neil, Hopkins
2015 — Frances Marshall, Thief River Falls
2016 — Jenna Brenneman, Breck
2017 — Breanna Blesi, Maple Grove
2018 — Alexa Dobchuk, Eden Prairie
2019 — Calla Frank, White Bear Lake

LPH Senior Goalie of the Year History

Year Award School First Last
1999 Senior Goalie of the Year Blaine Katie Beauduy
1999 Finalist South St. Paul Sarah Ahlquist
1999 Finalist Eagan Bre Dedrickson
1999 Finalist Duluth Sonya Sandahl
1999 Finalist Roseville Jodi Winters
2000 Senior Goalie of the Year River Lakes Stars Shari Vogt
2000 Finalist Cretin-Derham Hall Erin Bray
2000 Finalist North St. Paul Ellen Brinkman
2000 Finalist Bloomington Jefferson Dana Hergert
2000 Finalist Bemidji Ashley Parker
2001 Senior Goalie of the Year Blaine Jody Horak
2001 Finalist Park Center Amy Jones
2001 Finalist Totino-Grace Annie Kautzer
2001 Finalist Hibbing Natalie Lamme
2001 Finalist South St. Paul Kerry Rollwagen
2002 Senior Goalie of the Year Warroad Amber Hasbargen
2002 Finalist Edina Ali Boe
2002 Finalist Burnsville Becky Kilpatrick
2002 Finalist Wright County Blades Rachel Young
2002 Finalist Chaska Laura Zuelke
2003 Senior Goalie of the Year Chaska Robin Doepke
2003 Finalist White Bear Lake Laura Brennan
2003 Finalist Brainerd Mandy Hanson
2003 Finalist Moorhead Amber Lindner
2003 Finalist Eden Prairie Kristin Setterstrom
2004 Senior Goalie of the Year Hill-Murray Emily Brookshaw
2004 Finalist Wayzata Jill Arendt
2004 Finalist Farmington Casey Preston
2004 Finalist Lakeville Christine Seiler
2004 Finalist Elk River Millisa Smith
2005 Senior Goalie of the Year Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Johanna Ellison
2005 Finalist Chaska Lauren Clement
2005 Finalist Blaine Kim Hanlon
2005 Finalist Bloomington Jefferson Lindsay Savat
2005 Finalist Wayzata Beth Spurrier
2006 Senior Goalie of the Year Centennial Alannah McCready
2006 Finalist Bemidji Lauren Bradl
2006 Finalist Cretin-Derham Hall Mickey Jobman
2006 Finalist North St. Paul Breanna Scavo
2006 Finalist Benilde-St. Margaret's Sarah Windhorst
2007 Senior Goalie of the Year Blaine Ashley Nixon
2007 Finalist Irondale Renee Brashun
2007 Finalist Eden Prairie Kristen Elliott
2007 Finalist Bemidji Savannah Osborn
2007 Finalist Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Paige Thunder
2008 Senior Goalie of the Year Eagan Alyssa Grogan
2008 Finalist Eagan Ali Altmann
2008 Finalist Blake Kate Gallagher
2008 Finalist Alexandria Danielle Justice
2008 Finalist Warroad Morgan Pieper
2009 Senior Goalie of the Year Duluth Laura Bellamy
2009 Finalist Hibbing/Chisholm Kaye Collier
2009 Finalist Roseau Chelsey Froseth
2009 Finalist Grand Rapids/Greenway Jessica Havel
2009 Finalist Cambridge-Isanti/Mora/Pine City Jessica Newstrom
2010 Senior Goalie of the Year Hopkins Kallie Billadeau
2010 Finalist Rochester John Marshall/Lourdes Michelle Bonapace-Potvin
2010 Finalist Edina Caitie Morris
2010 Finalist Tartan Kaitlyn Rolando
2010 Finalist Stillwater Mara Sobczak
2010 Semifinalist Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Sarah Gustafson
2010 Semifinalist Eastview Lindsay Kauchick
2010 Semifinalist Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Nicole Lund
2010 Semifinalist North St. Paul Rachael Snell
2010 Semifinalist East Grand Forks Tamara Twite
2011 Senior Goalie of the Year Minnetonka Julie Friend
2011 Finalist Warroad Shelby Amsley-Benzie
2011 Finalist Blake Chloe Billadeau
2011 Finalist Lakeville South Chelsea Laden
2011 Finalist Benilde-St. Margaret's Tiana Press
2011 Semifinalist Coon Rapids Crystal Amunrud
2011 Semifinalist Centennial Erika Hanson
2011 Semifinalist Buffalo Haley Morningstar
2011 Semifinalist New Prague Shyler Sletta
2011 Semifinalist Anoka Samantha Ubl
2012 Senior Goalie of the Year Roseville Erika Allen
2012 Finalist Edina Madeleine Dahl
2012 Finalist Andover Madison Denny
2012 Finalist Irondale Gillian McDonald
2012 Finalist Breck Taylor Neisen
2012 Semifinalist Elk River/Zimmerman Tori Herrmann
2012 Semifinalist Blaine Tara Hoverstad
2012 Semifinalist Anoka Katie McLaine
2012 Semifinalist Park Allie Morse
2012 Semifinalist Mound Westonka Samantha Scobee
2013 Senior Goalie of trhe Year Minnetonka Sydney Rossman
2013 Finalist Sartell/Sauk Rapids Erin Deters
2013 Finalist Buffalo Lindsey Hartfiel
2013 Finalist Warroad Dayton Hilgert
2013 Finalist Eden Prairie McKenzie Johnson
2013 Semifinalist Lakeville North Cassie Alexander
2013 Semifinalist Cloquet/Esko/Carlton Katie Beckman
2013 Semifinalist Orono Casey Hartfiel
2013 Semifinalist Forest Lake Abbi White
2013 Semifinalist Hill-Murray Alexys Woodward
2014 Senior Goalie of trhe Year Hopkins Erin O'Neil
2014 Finalist Minnetonka Hannah Ehresmann
2014 Finalist East Grand Forks Madi Galstad
2014 Finalist North Wright County Alex LaMere
2014 Finalist Benilde-St. Margaret's Abbey Miller
2014 Semifinalist White Bear Lake Angie Hall
2014 Semifinalist Rogers Michaelle Klimstra
2014 Semifinalist North Metro Hannah Paulson
2014 Semifinalist Bloomington Jefferson Bailey Plaman
2014 Semifinalist Edina Boomer Sonnek
2015 Senior Goalie of the Year Thief River Falls Frances Marshall
2015 Finalist Lakeville North Abby Cooper
2015 Finalist Champlin Park Hannah Goettl
2015 Finalist Cretin-Derham Hall Emma May
2015 Finalist Hill-Murray Leah Patrick
2015 Semifinalist Minnehaha United Julia Carle
2015 Semifinalist South St. Paul Sydney Conley
2015 Semifinalist Red Wing Ashley Corcoran
2015 Semifinalist Park of Cottage Grove Paige Press
2015 Semifinalist Moorhead Brianna Storms
2016 Senior Goalie of the Year Breck Jenna Brenneman
2016 Finalist Burnsville Lauren Bench
2016 Finalist Lakeville South Chloe Crosby
2016 Finalist St. Paul United Catherine Johnson
2016 Finalist Sartell/Sauk Rapids Clare Minnerath
2016 Semifinalist Minnetonka Tatyana Delaittre
2016 Semifinalist Hill-Murray Mari Johnson
2016 Semifinalist Forest Lake Kaylee Remington
2016 Semifinalist Anoka Molly Scarborough
2016 Semifinalist Breck Sydney Scobee
2017 Senior Goalie of the Year Maple Grove Breanna Blesi
2017 Finalist Maple Grove Coco Francis
2017 Finalist Edina Anna Goldstein
2017 Finalist Minnetonka Elizabeth Kubicek
2017 Finalist Mound Westonka Emma Polusny
2017 Semifinalist Hopkins/Park Annika Carlander
2017 Semifinalist Orono Madeline Carlson
2017 Semifinalist New Prague Sydney Culshaw
2017 Semifinalist Alexandria Sarah Finley
2017 Semifinalist Dodge County Gabby Suhr
2018 Senior Goalie of the Year Eden Prairie Alexa Dobchuk
2018 Finalist Lakeville South Lexi Baker
2018 Finalist Blake Anna Kruesel
2018 Finalist South St. Paul Kaity McKenzie
2018 Finalist Spring Lake Park Sami Miller
2018 Semifinalist Farmington Abby Bollig
2018 Semifinalist St. Cloud Icebreakers Emily Musielewicz
2018 Semifinalist Blaine Jaela O'Brien
2018 Semifinalist Northfield Mallory Tidona
2018 Semifinalist East Grand Forks McKenzie Whalen
2019 Senior Goalie of the Year White Bear Lake Calla Frank
2019 Finalist Warroad Quinn Kuntz
2019 Finalist Maple Grove Lucy Morgan
2019 Finalist Rochester Mayo Makayla Pahl
2019 Finalist Mound Westonka Taylor Smith
2019 Semifinalist Hibbing/Chisholm Abby Edstrom
2019 Semifinalist Elk River/Zimmerman Megan Jung
2019 Semifinalist Roseville Area Maddison Lehto
2019 Semifinalist Bloomington Jefferson Mara McClain
2019 Semifinalist Champlin Park/Coon Rapids Baleigh Shuck