Joyce named WCHA Defender of the Week
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Joyce named WCHA Defender of the Week

Edina, Minn. – Bemidji State University sophomore Alexis Joyce has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Defender of the Week for her efforts last weekend. Joyce aided the Beavers (1-0-1, 0-0-0 WCHA) to a win and a tie with Robert Morris University.

The Lakeville, Minn. native earns the award for the first time in her career after being named the WCHA’s Rookie of the Week three times last season. Joyce excelled both defensively and offensively after she led BSU with a +5 rating and tied for the team lead in points (3) and goals (2). Joyce was a mainstay on a Beaver defense that only allowed 36 shots over two games.

No. 9 Bemidji State will continue non-conference play this weekend and will be on the road for the first time. The Beavers will travel to Burlington, Vt. to face the University of Vermont.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).