March 30, 2010

Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team

HANOVER, NH - Senior captains Sarah Parsons (Dover, Mass.) and Jenna Cunningham (Medicine Hat, Alta.) were both selected to the New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team on Tuesday.

Parsons posted 40 points on 20 goals and 20 assists to lead the Ivy League and ECAC Hockey. Her 20 scores was a new career-high in a Big Green uniform. Thirty-three of the 40 points came in ECAC Hockey play. Parsons finished the year on a six-game point streak and led the team with 13 multi-point games and had five in the last nine games of the year.

She was named a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the top women’s hockey player in the nation, and earned an invite to the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge next week in Detroit.

Parsons concluded her career with 156 total points, which places her eighth all-time. The 66 goals she scored in her career made the top-10, while her 90 helpers are tied with Carly Haggard ’03 for seventh all-time.

Cunningham was named to the team for the third-straight year. She earned ECAC Hockey Second Team honors for the third year in a row as well. This year she set a new career-high with 18 goals and reached 30 points in a season for the third straight year. She finished with 18 goals and 13 assists for 31 points.

She reached the 100-point milestone at Yale on Nov. 21 with a pair of goals in a 6-2 win. Cunningham posted a career-high four goals in the 8-1 win over Union to snap a seven-game winless streak. This season she led the team with five game-winning goals. She concluded her career with 63 points and 62 assists for 125 points. She sits in 16th-place in overall points. Cunningham is one of 16 players in Dartmouth history to record 60 goals and 60 assists in a career.

Both Parsons and Cunningham were keys to success on the power play as well. The pair on the top line were tied for the team-lead with six goals on the man advantage. The six tallies were ranked fourth in the conference.

Forwards

Kate Buesser - Harvard
Ashley Cottrell - Providence
Jenna Cunningham - Dartmouth
Micaela Long - UNH
Sarah Parsons - Dartmouth
Kelly Paton - UNH

Defense
Cristin Allen - UConn
Courtney Birchard - UNH
Amber Yung - Providence
Tara Watchorn - Boston U.

Goalies
Florence Schelling - Northeastern
Victoria Vigilanti - Quinnipiac

Coach of the Year: Rick Seeley - Quinnipiac

Player of the Year:
Kelly Paton - UNH