Women’s Weekly: March 18th, 2012

All-Americans Announced

On Wednesday the NCAA announced their All-Americans.

Of the nominees seven of them have been honored before including Laura Fortino who was named to the First Team for the third straight year.

There are six Americans; four Canadians; and one each from Switzerland and Slovakia.

Five are seniors, six are juniors, and one is a sophomore.

Eight skate in the WCHA, three in the ECAC, and one from Hockey East.

The Lamoureux sisters are the first sisters to be honored.

First Team
Florence Schelling, SR, Northeastern University# Goalie (Oberengstringen, Switzerland)
Megan Bozek, JR, University of Minnesota D (Buffalo Grove, IL)
Laura Fortino, JR, Cornell University*& D (Hamilton, ON)
Brianna Decker, JR, University of Wisconsin@ F (Dousman, WI)
Rebecca Johnston, SR, Cornell University@% F (Sudbury, ON)
Jocelyne Lamoureux, JR, University of North Dakota F (Grand Forks, ND)

Second Team
Zuanna Tomcikova, SR, G Bemidji State University (Bratislava, Slovakia)
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls,JR, D, University of North Dakota% (Grand Forks, ND)
Lauriane Rougeau, JR, D, Cornell University@# (Beaconsfield, PQ)
Amanda Kessel, SO, F University of Minnesota (Madison, WI)
Hilary Knight, SR, F University of Wisconsin*$ (Sun Valley, ID)
Natalie Spooner, SR, The Ohio State University (Scarborough, ON)

*First Team in 2011; @ Second Team in 2011; & First Team in 2010; # Second Team in 2010; $ First Team in 2009; % Second Team in 2009

College Hockey Announces America Tournament Banquet Winners

College Hockey America has announced their award winners for 2012

First Team All-Conference
Bailey Bram, Mercyhurst, F, Senior
Kelley Steadman, Mercyhurst, F, Senior
Christine Bestland, Mercyhurst F, Sophomore
Rebecca Vint, Robert Morris F, Freshman
Jill Szandzik, Mercyhurst, D, Senior
Molly Byrne, Mercyhurst, D, Freshman
Erica Owczarczak, Niagara, D, Senior
Kristen DiCiocco, Robert Morris, G

Second Team All-Conference
Jess Jones, Mercyhurst, F, Senior
Thea Imbrogno, Robert Morris, F, Sophomore
Margot Scharfe, Syracuse, F, Sophomore
Kelsey Gunn, Niagara, D, Freshman
Caitlin Roach, Syracuse, D, Sophomore
Sarah Moses, Niagara, G, Sophomore

All-Rookie Team
Rebecca Vint, Robert Morris, F
Nicole Ferrara, Syracuse, F
Kayla Raniwsky, Niagara, F
Molly Byrne, Mercyhurst, Mercyhurst, D
Kaillie Goodnough, Syracuse, D
Abby Ryplanski, Niagara, G

Regular Season Scoring Trophy:  Kelly Steadman, Mercyhurst, F, Senior

Regular Season Goaltending Trophy: Kristen DiCiocco, Robert Morris, G, Junior

Team Sportsmanship Award: Niagara University
Individual Sportsmanship Award: Margot Scharfe, Syracuse, F, Sophomore

Co-Best Defensive Forwards: Jess Jones, Mercyhurst, F, Senior / 19 Margot Scharfe, Syracuse, F, Sophomore
Best Defenseman: Molly Byrne, Mercyhurst, Freshman, D
Player of the Year: Kelley Steadman, Mercyhurst, Senior, F
Rookie of the Year: Rebecca Vint, Robert Morris, Freshman, F
Coach of the Year: Paul Colontino, Robert Morris
Regular Season Trophy: Mercyhurst College
Courtesy CHA women’s website

Dempsey and MacDonald Are The ECAC’s Best For February

Harvard forward Jillian Dempsey and St. Lawrence netminder Carmen MacDonald are the ECAC player, goalie, and rookie of the month for February.

Dempsey had two hat tricks with one of them coming in a five goal game against Princeton and the second coming in the NCAA quarterfinals also against Princeton.

MacDonald went 7-1-0 in February setting a team record for six shutout s in a season with six. Three of those shutouts came in February.

Menard, Lacasse, Schelling, and Carpenter Receive Hockey East Awards

Boston University forward Isabel Menard is the Hockey East player of the month for February; while Providence College netminder Genevieve Lacasse and Northeastern goalie Florence Schelling are the co-goalies of the month; and Boston College forward Alex Carpenter is the rookie of the month.

Menard scored five goals while lending a helping hand on 12 more beginning with a five point game (1g, 4a) on February 4th against New Hampshire and had another four point game against the Wildcats to end the month in the Hockey East quarterfinals.

Lacasse posted a 4-1-1 record with a 1.16 GAA and 0.963 SAV%. Three of her wins came on the road; and two of her wins were shutouts.

Schelling never lost a game in February going 5-0-1while posting a 1.13 GAA and 0.963 SAV%.
Carpenter found the back of the net on four occasions while lending a helping hand on four more. Two of her assists helped the Eagles get past Harvard in the Beanpot. In her last game she had a three point outing to five Boston College their fifth straight win.

The Games This Week

In the NCAA quarterfinals on Saturday Wisconsin got goals from Carolyne Prévost, Brianne Decker, and Hilary Knight in their 3-1 win over Mercyhurst. Kelley Steadman scored for the Lakers.
Taylor Wasylk, Hockey East rookie of the week Emily Field, Alex Carpenter, Hockey East player of the week Blake Bolden, Ashley Motherwell, and Danielle Welch scored for Boston College; while Karell Émard, Michelle Ng, and Ellie Williams did the same for St. Lawrence as the Eagles doubled the Saints 6-3.

Rebecca Johnston scored three times; Brianne Jenner twice; and Jessica Campbell, Laura Fortino, and Lauriane Rougeau added one each as Cornell needed three overtimes to dispose of Boston University 8-7. Kayla Tutino and Marie-Philip Poulin added a pair each; while Jenn Wakefield, Kasey Boucher, and Isabel Menard added singles for the Terriers. Hockey East goalie of the week Kerrin Sperry made 40 saves in the loss.

Emily West, Jen Schoullis, Sarah Davis, Amanda Kessel, and Sarah Erickson all scored for Minnesota as the Gophers downed North Dakota 5-1. Michelle Karvinen was the Fighting Sioux’s lone goal scorer.

The Games To Come

The NCAA Frozen Four championship gets underway in Duluth, MN on Friday with two semifinals as Boston College will face Wisconsin; and Minnesota takes on Cornell.

The winners will face off for the championship on Sunday.

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