March 7 - Heather Marrison, Middlebury (Sophomore, Defender - Brewster, N.Y.)
Marrison tallied two goals and assisted on two others as part of the Panthers’ run to the 2011 NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship this past weekend, Middlebury’s sixth conference crown. On Saturday in a 4-0 win over Bowdoin, Marrison scored the first Middlebury goal before assisting on the second. She followed on Sunday with another goal and an assist, helping out on the game’s first score before giving the Panthers a 2-1 lead which they would not relinquish in a 4-3 decision against Amherst.
February 28 - Dominique Lozzi, Bowdoin (Junior, Forward - Reading, Mass.)
Lozzi had both Polar Bear goals as she led her team back from an early 1-0 deficit to Connecticut College to a 2-1 victory on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the 2011 NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. After tying the contest at one late in the first frame, Lozzi put Bowdoin ahead for good with her ninth goal of the year at 5:11 of the third period.
February 21 - Lauren Greer, Middlebury (Sophomore, Forward - North Hampton, N.H.)
Greer scored three goals over a 2-0-0 weekend in NESCAC play to help the Panthers finish the regular season atop the conference standings and earn the number-one seed in the upcoming NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. After scoring the final goal in a 4-0 win over Colby on Friday, Greer sparked a four-goal Middlebury rally on Saturday as the Panthers overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit to Bowdoin to win, 4-2. She also added a power-play tally in the third.
February 14 - Alexi Bloom, Middlebury (Senior, Goaltender - Highland Park, Ill.)
Bloom made 20 saves to earn her 14th career shutout in the Panthers’ only game last week, a 1-0 decision over Plattsburgh St. on Tuesday. She made eight saves in the third period to preserve the shutout and helped the Middlebury defense hold the Cardinals scoreless on three power-play opportunities. Bloom currently sits atop the NESCAC in both goals against average (0.84) and save percentage (.958).
February 7 - Tara Connolly, Bowdoin (Sophomore, Goaltender - Simsbury, Conn.)
Connolly made 68 saves on 72 shots, a .944 save percentage, in a 1-1-0 weekend against Amherst. On Friday, Connolly turned aside 38 shots in a 3-2 setback. She followed on Saturday by making 30 saves in leading the Polar Bears to their first win over the Jeffs since 2006, a 2-1 decision. Connolly has a 1.76 goals against average and a .936 save percentage in 10 appearances in net for Bowdoin this season.
January 31 - Kayte Holtz, Bowdoin (Sophomore, Forward - New Berlin, Wis.)
Holtz was responsible for half of the Polar Bears’ 14 goals during a weekend sweep of visiting Sacred Heart, posting back-to-back four-point outings. On Saturday in a 6-2 victory over the Pioneers, Holtz had her second four-goal game this season. She followed on Sunday with three goals, including the eventual game-winner, and an assist in an 8-2 win. The performance moved her to 21 goals so far this season over 18 games, as she now leads Division III at 1.17 goals per game.
January 24 - Randi Zukas, Amherst (Senior, Defender - Glen Head, N.Y.)
Zukas scored two goals and assisted on four others during a 3-0-0 week in which the Lord Jeffs moved into a tie for first place in the NESCAC standings. Zukas opened the week on Wednesday with a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over St. Anselm. She followed on Saturday evening by assisting on the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win at Hamilton, then had a hand in Amherst’s first three goals with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 decision over the Continentals, as the Jeff defense held Hamilton scoreless for the first 100:31 of the weekend. Zukas leads the league in assists with 11 through 16 games.
January 17 - Courtney Dumont, Connecticut College (First Year, Forward - Lewiston, Maine)
Dumont played a pivotal role during the Camels’ 2-0-0 weekend in NESCAC action, scoring a pair of goals and assisting on another. On Saturday in a 3-2 victory over Colby, Dumont assisted on her team’s second goal before breaking a 2-2 tie by tallying the game-winner with 27 seconds remaining in regulation. She followed on Sunday with a second-period goal that gave the Camels the lead for good in a 4-3 win over Bowdoin.
January 10 - Kayte Holtz, Bowdoin (Sophomore, Forward - New Berlin, Wis.)
Holtz tallied five times over two games last week for the Polar Bears. She sparked the Bowdoin comeback in a 3-3 tie with New England College on Wednesday with a third-period goal, then had a career-best four goals in a 6-2 victory at Southern Maine on Saturday. Holtz scored the eventual game-winning goal short-handed and also had a power-play goal in the win. Holtz sits atop the NESCAC score sheet with 12 goals so far this season.
January 4 - Co-Players of the Week
Caroline Hu, Amherst (Senior, Goaltender - Cerritos, Calif.)
Hu grabbed MVP honors at the Panther-Cardinal Classic as she turned aside 42-of-43 shots for a save percentage of .977. Against Plattsburgh St. on Sunday, Hu made 22 saves in a 1-1 tie. She stopped both of the Cardinals’ shootout attempts to lead Amherst to the title game. On Monday against Elmira, Hu made 20 saves to backstop the Jeffs to a 1-0 victory.
Stephanie Scarpato, Colby (Senior, Forward - Osterville, Mass.)
Scarpato was named MVP of the St. Michael’s Holiday Classic as she played a part in six of the Mules’ seven goals and led her squad to the tournament title. On Friday against the hosts, Scarpato had a goal and two assists in a 4-3 victory. She followed on Saturday with two goals, including a short-handed tally, and an assist in a 3-0 win over Saint Catherine. Scarpato leads the Mules in scoring with 11 points on five goals and six assists.
December 13 - Alexa Pujol, Trinity (First Year, Goaltender - New Canaan, Conn.)
Pujol stopped 38-of-39 shots to lead the Bantams past Norwich on Friday evening, 2-1. After turning aside a season-high 16 shots in the second period, Pujol held the visiting Cadets scoreless in the third with 14 more saves as Trinity scored both of its goals in the final frame for the come-from-behind victory. The win kept Pujol unbeaten on the season at 3-0-1.
December 6 - Stephanie Lang, Hamilton (First Year, Forward - Ann Arbor, Mich.)
Lang contributed two goals and an assist in two road victories in Maine over the weekend. Friday evening at Bowdoin, Lang broke a 1-1 tie midway through the third period with the final two goals of the game to give the Continentals a 3-1 win over the Polar Bears. It was Hamilton’s second victory over Bowdoin in 26 meetings. On Saturday at Colby, Lang recorded an assist during the Continentals’ three-goal third period as they rallied for a 4-3 victory. She now has a point in three straight games.
November 29 - Kim Weiss, Trinity (Senior, Forward - Potomac, Md.)
Weiss tallied three goals and assisted on three others over a 3-0-0 week for the Bantams. She scored the game-winning goal in two victories, a 3-2 win at Manhattanville on Tuesday and a 3-1 triumph against Hamilton on Saturday. Against the Continentals, she factored into all three goals, scoring twice and assisting on a third. Weiss produced four of her six points on special teams, including a shorthanded goal at Manhattanville and a shorthanded assist against Hamilton.
November 22 - Alexi Bloom, Middlebury (Senior, Goaltender - Highland Park, Ill.)
Bloom posted a .958 save percentage as she stopped 46 shots over a pair of Panther road victories this past weekend to open the season. On Friday evening at Hamilton, Bloom recorded 22 saves for her seventh career shutout in a 3-0 win. She followed on Saturday at Connecticut College with 24 saves, including 11 in the third period, as Middlebury held on for a 3-2 win. Both Camel goals she allowed were power-play tallies.