St. Paul, Minn. - Natalie Darwitz is in just her third season as the head women’s hockey coach at Hamline University and this year’s team is rewriting the record books.

“Did we expect this to happen this soon, absolutely not. But are we competitors, absolutely. In that sense we want to do our best every time we’re on the ice and get better. Right now we have the makeup and the team leaders to do that,” Darwitz said.

Senior forward Sarah Bobrowski said of Darwitz, “She has just so much to share and it doesn’t come off as overwhelming. She just knows at the right moments what to do. It’s funny she can draw something up on the bench and be like do exactly this and we will and it works perfect.”

The team has set school records for wins with 18 and most goals scored in a game with 15.

Sophomore forward Bre Simon added, “Everyone has the look in their eye that they want to win and that’s what is helping us right now. Everyone is on board with everything and contributing to everything, so it’s really good.”

The Pipers are ranked #10 in this week's d3hockey.com poll. They play St. Thomas in a pair of games this weekend and need just one win to clinch the top seed in the MIAC Tournament which will be held starting February 22.