Thursday, February 28, 2013

Amber Schaak named Girls Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year

I would like to recognize Jamestown senior Defenseman Amber Schaak, Amber was named the Senior Athlete of the Year for North Dakota. Amber played for the Jamestown Bluejays for four years and scored (132g-43a—175pts) in 97 games. So Goon’s World would like to Congratulate Amber Schaak. Next season, Amber is headed to Concordia to play for the Cobbers.

Press Release from North Dakota High School Hockey

Girls Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year (ND Miss Hockey)

Amber has been the leading scorer on the team every year since she joined the team as a freshman.  Schaack leads by example both on and off the ice.  Amber has been All-State each year since her freshman season and has been named All-State a number of times. 

Amber logs a tremendous amount of ice time for the Bluejays and one stat that does not get a lot of attention is the few penalties she takes for the amount of minutes she plays each game. 
Amber has a 3.95 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is currently Senior Class Publicity Director for the Student Council at Jamestown High School. 

The Bluejay Girls have teamed up in Rely for Life the last three years and Amber has acted as the Team Leader.  The Girls have raised over $18,000 over the last three years.  Schaack also was a student teacher assistant at Roosevelt Elementary School for a semester.  She also plays on the High School Softball Team in Jamestown. 

Coach Brad Schaack said of Amber, "Amber has been a pleasure to coach the last four years."  "She has been a Forward her entire career but was asked to play defense this year because of lack of players."  "She didn't hesitate to do it as long as it helped the team." 

Amber will attend Concordia College in Moorhead to continue her education as well as play College Hockey for the Cobbers. 

"Amber is going to be missed dearly on the team next season and our team would not be where it is today without her efforts over the last four years, " said Coach Schaack.

2012-13:     Senior          24-GP        40-G     11-A        51-Points
2011-12:     Junior           26-GP        35-G     13-A        48-Points
2010-11:     Sophomore  24-GP        37-G       9-A        46-Points
2009-10:     Freshman    21-GP        19-G     10-A        29-Points