ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey today announced Cornell University sophomore forward Catherine White has been named the league's 2009-10 ECAC Hockey Women's Player of the Year.
A member of this season's all-league first-team and reigning rookie of the year, Catherine White from Cornell added another piece of hardware to her collection. After making an immediate impact as a freshman last season for the Big Red, White continued her prolific career by leading the league with 24 assists surpassing her 21 assists recorded in league action as a freshman. She was the only student-athlete to average more than one assist per game this season in conference action (1.09 A/GM).
The Brampton, Ontario native was tied for third in overall scoring with 31 points (7g-24a) in league action averaging 1.41 points per game. White was a force on the team's power-play, which led the conference, by scoring 11 points on two goals and nine assists good enough to tie for the top spot in the league.
Continuing her success on the ice for the Big Red this season White shows no signs of slowing down her offensive productivity. In two seasons in Ithaca White has amassed 19 goals and 45 assists.
One of the top playmakers in the conference, White has led a powerful Cornell offense which will play for it first-ever league tournament title in school history Sunday, March 7, as it hosts Clarkson at 4 p.m.
The other finalists for the award were Kate Buesser from Harvard and Dartmouth's Sarah Parsons.