March 1, 2011

Snikeris Named Goaltender of the Year

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey today announced Yale University netminder Jackee Snikeris has been named the league’s 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Women’s Goaltender of the Year.  

After missing seven games in a row early in the season due to an injury, senior goaltender Jackee Snikeris returned with a vengeance. Her .941 save percentage currently has her ranked tied for No. 5 in the country and is the school record in that category. Her 1.98 goals-against average is third-best in Yale history.

The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award nominee started 16 games in conference action and posted three shutouts for the Bulldogs. Her three shutouts this season, extended her school career record in that category to 16 -- four more than any other player.

Snikeris finished her Yale career with a save percentage of .931, breaking the school record in that category (.915, Sarah Love ’06) by 16 points. She had a career goals-against average of 2.12, breaking the school record in that category (2.61, Shivon Zilis ’08) by nearly half a goal. Her 2,092 career saves place her fifth on Yale’s all-time list.

Snikeris is a history of science, history of medicine major in Branford College. She will earn her fourth ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team selection this season. She will be published in the Journal of Surgical Radiology for research work she did this past summer at Stamford Hospital.

The other finalists for the award were Victoria Vigilanti of Quinnipiac and Rachel Weber from Princeton.  

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