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2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Nominees Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Fifteen (15) ECAC Hockey standouts are among a total of 43 players nominated for the 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Nominations for the honor, which is presented by the USA Hockey Foundation, were made by NCAA Division I women's ice hockey head coaches.

ECAC Hockey nominees include: Brown goaltender Nicole Stock; Clarkson goaltender Lauren Dahm and forward Marie-Jo Gaudet; Colgate defenseman Kiira Dosdall and forward Sam Hunt; Cornell forward Rebecca Johnston; Darmouth forwards Jenna Cunningham, Maggie Kennedy and Amanda Trunzo; Harvard forward Sarah Vaillancourt; Princeton defenseman Sasha Sherry; St. Lawrence goaltender Brittony Chartier and forward Carson Duggan; Union goaltender Lundy Day; and Yale defenseman Helen Resor.

Among the 43 nominated players are four women who have previously been top-10 finalists, including Vaillancourt (Sherbrooke, Que.), who won the award last year. A total of 24 schools are represented among this year's nominees, including players from each of the four NCAA Division I leagues in the country.

The NCAA Division I women's ice hockey coaches will next select the top-10 finalists from among the group of 43 with the announcement taking place March 2. Then a 13-member selection committee will select the three finalists (announced March 10), as well as the award recipient.

The 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, which takes place in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Frozen Four, will be presented at a brunch ceremony on Sat., March 21, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston at 10 a.m. EST.

Tickets to the 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ceremony may be purchased at PattyKaz.com or by calling 719-538-1184. Individual seats are $85, while tables of 10 are available for $800.

NOTES: The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier, who was a four-year varsity letter-winner and All-Ivy League defenseman for Princeton University from 1981-86. An accomplished athlete who helped lead the Tigers to the Ivy League Championship in three consecutive seasons (1981-84), Patty Kazmaier-Sandt died on Feb. 15, 1990, at the age of 28, following a long struggle with a rare blood disease ... To sign up for the Kaz Connection, a free monthly e-newsletter dedicated solely to the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, please visit pattykaz.com.

2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Nominees

 

Name

Pos

Yr

School

Hometown

Meghan Agosta^

F

Jr

Mercyhurst College

Ruthven, Ont.

Cristin Allen

D

Jr

Univ. of Connecticut

Pickering, Ont.

Melissa Anderson

F

Jr

Boston Univ.

Langley, B.C.

Gina Arnone

F

Sr

Sacred Heart Univ.

Bridgewater, N.J.

Kacey Bellamy

D

Sr

Univ. of New Hampshire

Westfield, Mass.

Melissa Boal*

F

Sr

Wayne State Univ.

Pakenham, Ont.

Brittony Chartier

G

Jr

St. Lawrence Univ.

Saskatoon, Sask.

Jenna Cunningham

F

Jr

Dartmouth College

Medicine Hat, Alta.

Lauren Dahm

G

So

Clarkson Univ.

Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Lundy Day

G

Sr

Union College

Calgary, Atla.

Kiira Dosdall

D

Sr

Colgate Univ.

Fairfield, Conn.

Carson Duggan

F

Sr

St. Lawrence Univ.

Ma-Me-O Beach, Alta.

Meghan Duggan

F

Jr

Univ. of Wisconsin

Danvers, Mass.

Whitney Dziama

F

Sr

Sacred Heart Univ.

Walpole, Mass.

Melanie Gagnon

D

Sr

Univ. of Minnesota

St. Adolphe, Man.

Marie-Jo Gaudet

F

Sr

Clarkson Univ.

Sherbrooke, Que.

Elin Holmlov

F

Jr

Univ. of Minnesota Duluth

Knivsta, Sweden

Sam Hunt

F

Sr

Colgate Univ.

Calgary, Alta.

Rebecca Johnston

F

So

Cornell Univ.

Sudbury, Ont.

Maggie Kennedy

F

Sr

Dartmouth College

West Hartford, Conn.

Hilary Knight

F

So

Univ. of Wisconsin

Hanover, N.H.

Jocelyne Lamoureux

F

Fr

Univ. of Minnesota

Grand Forks, Minn.

Monique Lamoureux

F

Fr

Univ. of Minnesota

Grand Forks, Minn.

Erika Lawler

F

Sr

Univ. of Wisconsin

Fitchburg, Mass.

Kim Martin

G

Jr

Univ. of Minnesota Duluth

Stockholm, Sweden

Gigi Marvin*

F

Sr

Univ. of Minnesota

Warroad, Minn.

Brianne McLaughlin

G

Sr

Robert Morris Univ.

Sheffield Village, Ohio

Natalie Payne

D

Sr

Wayne State Univ.

Mississauga, Ont.

Sam Poyton

D

Sr

Wayne State Univ.

Hamilton, Ont.

Helen Resor

D

Sr

Yale Univ.

Greenwich, Conn.

Ashley Riggs

F

Sr

Niagara Univ.

Pickering, Ont.

Molly Schaus

G

Jr

Boston College

Natick, Mass.

Lucy Schoedel

G

Jr

Syracuse Univ.

Ithaca, N.Y.

Sasha Sherry

D

So

Princeton Univ.

Lehighton, Pa.

Kelli Stack

F

Jr

Boston College

Brooklyn Heights, Ohio

Nicole Stock

G

Sr

Brown Univ.

Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Dominique Thibault

F

Jr

Univ. of Connecticut

L'Orignal, Que.

Amanda Trunzo

F

So

Dartmouth College

Andover, Minn.

Genevieve Turgeon

G

Sr

Univ. of Maine

Lac Beauport, Que.

Sarah Vaillancourt%

F

Sr

Harvard Univ.

Sherbrooke, Que.

Vanessa Vani

F

Sr

Univ. of Maine

Mississauga, Ont.

Jessie Vetter

G

Sr

Univ. of Wisconsin

Cottage Grove, Wis.

Jennifer Wakefield

F

So

Univ. of New Hampshire

Pickering, Ont.


^Top-three finalist in 2007 and 2008
*Top-10 finalist in 2008
%Winner in 2008, top-10 finalist in 2007