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Penn State Places Three on ACHA All-Tournament First Team

Katie Vaughan (left) and Tara Soukup (right) combined to wall off opposing attacks all tournament

It was small consolation, given the 1-0 title game loss to Iowa State that immediately preceded the announcement, but the Women's Ice Hockey Club completed its impressive 2013-14 awards haul on Sunday, as senior goaltender Katie Vaughan, sophomore forward Devon Fisk and sophomore defenseman Tara Soukup were each named to the ACHA All-Tournament First Team.

The trio of picks gives PSU five first-team ACHA selections in its history, and 11 overall.

Vaughan is no stranger to ACHA awards, having also been named a first-team All-American for this season during the tournament. She was a second-team All-Tournament, as well as an All-American honorable mention, as a junior in 2012-13. At nationals, she posted a 4-1-0 record, including a shutout of Delaware, along with a 1.20 goals against average and a 0.946 save percentage.

Fisk has had a similarly-decorated first half of her career. The sophomore from West Chester, PA was Second Team All-American this year, in addition to All-American (honorable mention) and All-Tournament (first team) recognition a year ago. She had six goals and an assist at nationals, scoring pairs of tallies in in the tourney-opening win over Alaska and the semifinal triumph over archrival California.

For Soukup, the nod is the first award of her collegiate career. It's well earned, however, as the Pittsburgh native's blueline presence and heavy shot resulted in a goal and five assists over the long weekend. She was at her best in the 3-0 group stage win over Delaware, blasting home a goal and having another of her drives tipped in by Geneva Wagoner.

Here is the complete list of ACHA All-Tournament selections:

1st Team All-Tournament
2nd Team All-Tournament
Katie Vaughan
Penn State
G
Maria Sciacca
California
Devon Fisk
Penn State
F
Kelsey DeNardo
California
Kacie Johnson
North Dakota State
F
Ashley Bye
Iowa State
Millie Luedtke
Iowa State
F
Alexandra Nelson
Wisconsin-La Crosse
Tara Soukup
Penn State
D
Kate Fredrickson
North Dakota State
Margo Laboon
California
D
Rebecca Horn
Wisconsin-La Crosse

Tournament MVP
Millie Luedtke, Iowa State