Sergent Leads Four Yellowjackets on All-WIAC Women’s Hockey Teams

The UW-Superior women's hockey team placed four players on the 2021 All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams, the league announced Monday.

Senior forward Amanda Sergent (Eagle River, Wis./Northland Pines) earned first-team honors while senior forwards Jenna Curtis (Webster, Wis./Webster) and Amber Heidenreich (Phillips, Wis./Hayward) and junior defender Jenna Byfuglien (Roseau, Minn./Roseau) earned honorable-mention accolades. Junior forward Tessa Jorde (Thief River Falls, Minn./Lincoln) claimed a spot of the WIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Sergent led the Yellowjackets in goals with five and tied for second in points with seven. She scored two power-play goals and one short-handed goal on the year and tallied the game-winning goal in Superior's season-opening 7-1 win over Northland on Feb. 10.

Sergent posted three goals and four points against the LumberJills that week, adding a goal and assist in another 7-1 victory in Ashland on Feb. 13. Sergent led the team with 51 shots on goal and had a plus-1 rating on the year while skating in all 10 games.

Sergent was also an honorable-mention pick last season.

Curtis scored four goals and three assists for seven points in 10 games this season. All four of her goals came against Northland as she scored two Feb. 10, one Feb. 13 and one in the WIAC tournament first round March 8. Curtis added a pair of assists in the tournament game for three total points.

She finished the year with a plus-2 rating and was dominant in the faceoff circle, winning 154-of-229 draws, a 67.2 percent clip.

Curtis was also an honorable-mention selection in 2019.

Heidenreich led the team in both points and assists with 10 and seven, respectively. She registered eight points in three games against Northland on three goals and five assists. She scored twice, including once on the power play, in the WIAC tournament game versus the 'Jills while also picking up an assist.

Heidenreich was also named the WIAC Judy Kruckman Co-Scholar-Athlete Award winner Monday, an honor shared with UW-Stevens Point's Cassie Newcomer.

Byfuglien scored two goals and added an assist while skating in all 10 games on the blue line this season. She scored an empty-net goal in the 'Jackets' 6-2 WIAC tournament win over Northland March 8 and added another in the second game of the semifinal series at UW-Eau Claire March 12.

Byfuglien was a constant defensive presence on the back end all season, while also leading the team in penalty minutes with 16.

Byfuglien was an All-WIAC first-team honoree in 2020.

UWS finished the abbreviated season 4-6-0, advancing to the WIAC semifinals.