The Gusties captured the program’s first NCAA Division III National Championship in March with a triple overtime 2-1 thriller over Amherst College. It was the longest championship game in NCAA Division III history.
Gustavus goalie Katie McCoy was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
The victory marked the first NCAA title for a MIAC women’s hockey team and the first for any team in the West region.
Two of Steve’s brothers – Mike (head coach), Pat (assistant coach) are also on the Gustavus staff. The Gusties finished the season with a 27-3 record.
This is the second NCAA National Championship for Steve Carroll. He was the starting goalie when Mankato State (now known at Minnesota State) won a NCAA Division II men’s crown with a 5-2 victory over Elmira College.
To read more about the Gustavus championship game. visit the Gustavus Women’s Team page.