PHOTO FROM PRINCETON ATHLETICS
Karlie Lund is a forward from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, playing for Princeton University. Before Princeton, Lund played at The Blake School for five years, as she amassed a total of 215 points. She was a three-time all-conference selection as she was named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore and then garnered all-state honors two years in a row as a junior and senior. During her sophomore and junior years, she helped her team to two consecutive state championships and was named to the all-tournament team. Also, as a junior, Lund was named a semifinalist for the Ms. Hockey trophy. On a team level, she finished the year with the team’s MVP award and the Hobey Baker Character Award. Serving as captain senior year, she helped lead the team to a second-place finish in the state as she recorded 67 points in her last year of high school.
Lund came storming onto the college hockey scene as a freshman as she led Princeton in scoring with 39 points. She also finished the season with 17 goals, 22 assists, a plus 16 plus-minus rating, 18 blocked shots, and 120 shots on net. At the end of the year, Lund was rewarded with the ECAC Rookie of the Year trophy. She also was a finalist for the ECAC Best Forward of the Year, was named to the First Team All-ECAC, the ECAC All-Rookie Team, the First-Team All-Ivy League, and was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Lund also won the Rookie of the Year team award to cap off an impressive first year of college hockey.
Lund continued her notable production as a sophomore. Her 21 goals and 23 assists were good for 44 points in just 33 games, which led the team. She also had a plus-28 rating and 32 blocked shots. Most of her points came from an 18-game point streak from the beginning of November until the end of January. During this streak, Lund scored 31 points in 18 games. For the second year in a row, Lund was named a finalist for the ECAC Best Forward of the Year. She also was named to the Second-Team All-ECAC and the First-Team All-Ivy League. Academically, she was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team.
Last year, as a junior, Lund served as an assistant captain and recorded 22 points in 32 games, good for second on the team. She also had a plus ten plus-minus rating, 32 blocked shots and a 59 percent winning percentage at the faceoff circle. She finished the season on being named to the Second-Team All-Ivy League and the ECAC All-Academic Team.
After a slower year production-wise as a junior compared to her freshman and sophomore year, Lund is coming back strong this year with 9 points in 10 games thus far. She will graduate at the end of the year with a degree in civil and environmental engineering.
Christina Putigna (F), Providence College
Kelly Pannek (F), University of Minnesota
Karlie Lund (F), Princeton University
Maddy Field (F), Ohio State University