BEMIDJI, Minn. – Bemidji State University women’s ice hockey announced its captains for the upcoming 2020-21 season Wednesday afternoon. The Beavers will be co-captained by seniors Clair DeGeorge and Mak Langei while seniors Tina Kampa and Kara Werth will serve as the team’s assistant captains. The four were voted as team captains for the 2020-21 season by returning players.
“I am very excited to announce our Captains for the upcoming 2020-21 season,” said head coach Jim Scanlan. “We are very fortunate to have eight very experienced seniors who are all tremendous leaders. Our culture has always been driven by our senior group and all of these players have been great role models and mentors for their teammates throughout their careers here at Bemidji State. The four who have been selected by their teammates to wear a letter on their jersey are great representatives of our team, our university and the community of Bemidji. They are not just leaders on the ice, but they are all outstanding students as well.”
DeGeorge and Langei will each dawn the “C” for Bemidji State. DeGeorge has appeared in 108 career games for the green and white and has totaled 67 points off of 23 goals and 44 assists in three seasons. The Anchorage, Alaska native has posted three consecutive 20-point seasons and is tied for 17th on BSU’s career points list. DeGeorge is also a two-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete and two-time WCAH All-Academic Team selection.
Mak Langei co-captains the 2020-21 Beavers after appearing in 110 games during her three-year career and has posted 44 points off of nine goals and 35 assists. The East Grand Forks, Minn., native is eighth in program history among career points by a defenseman and is a two-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team selection.
Tina Kampa and Kara Werth will each wear the “A” for Bemidji State during the 2020-21 season. Kampa has appeared in 107 games for the Beavers and has posted 27 points off of three goals and 24 assists. The Maple Grove, Minn., native is tied for 10th in program history for career points by a defenseman and is a WCHA Scholar-Athlete and two-time WCHA All-Academic Team selection.
Werth dawns the “A” after appearing in 93 career games for the Beavers and has posted 12 points off of three goals and nine assists. The Moorhead, Minn., native is a two-time WCHA All-Academic Team selection as well as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete.
Bemidji State returns 19 letter-winners from the 2019-20 season including eight seniors and five juniors while seven freshmen will join the Beavers for their first season with the green and white. Bemidji State finished the 2019-20 season with a 16-18-3 record and were eliminated in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs.
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).