ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey today announced the finalists for the 2009-10 Women's Goaltender of the Year Award. Lauren Dahm, Clarkson, Amanda Mazzotta of Cornell, and Quinnipiac's Victoria Vigilanti have each been nominated for the honor by the League's coaches.
Known as a focused and hard-working goaltender, Dahm carried the Clarkson defense throughout the season earning the honor of being the second-best scoring defense (tied with Quinnipiac) in conference play this season (1.27 G/GM). The junior netminder posted an impressive 14-4-3 record and .738 winning percentage, which ranked second among her counterparts in league action. The Baldwinsville, NY native led the conference with a 1.08 goals-against average and posted the second highest save percentage mark at .951. The three time ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week logged 1273:50 minutes of action between the pipes for the Golden Knights, ranking fourth among goaltenders in conference play and registered six shutouts on the season.
Cornell sophomore, Amanda Mazzotta posted 14-2-6 mark in league play this season with four shutouts in leading the Big Red to their first-ever ECAC Hockey regular-season title. Mazzotta, the two-time ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, led the league with 1343:28 minutes played in net and was tops with a .773 winning percentage. The London, ONT native ranked third with a 1.16 goals-against average and fourth with a .936 save percentage in conference play this season.
Vigilanti started all 22 conference games, recording an 11-4-7 mark in ECAC Hockey play. The rookie set her personal season-high save record against Cornell (Feb. 5) and Clarkson (Feb. 13) when she turned aside 37 shots in both games. Her efforts in net earned her seven weekly awards on the year, as she was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week four times and ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week three times. Vigilanti backboned a Bobcats' defense that saw a team earn a record in conference wins (11) and earn their first postseason host position in the program's history. She finished the regular-season ranked first in the ECAC Hockey standings in save percentage (.957) and second in goals-against average (1.15), and also recorded four shutouts in league games.