League Announces Postseason Awards

League Announces Postseason Awards

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ECAC Hockey announced the recipients of the league’s annual postseason awards at its banquet held as part of the 2015 ECAC Women's Hockey Championship weekend held at Clarkson University.

Clarkson, the league’s co-regular-season champion, showcased three student-athletes on the conference’s first team, along with coming away with three of the league’s major individual awards on the evening.

Senior forward Brianne Jenner from Cornell won the league’s Player of the Year Award for the second time during her storied career, as well as the league’s Best Forward honor. She led the league in scoring in each of her years in ECAC Hockey, tying this year with 33 points for 1.65 points per ame average. Amassing 227 points in 127 career games, Jenner currently sits second on the Big Red all-time scoring list.

Harvard’s Sarah Edney took home the league’s Best Defenseman award. She recored 28 blocked shots in conference play, while earning a reputation as one of league’s smartest players, having not taken a penalty against conference opponents this season.

The league’s Goaltender of the Year and Rookie of the Year both went to netminder Shea Tiley, who was one of the key reasons for Clarkson's success this year, leading the conference in goals-against average (1/16), wins (16) and winning percentage (.773). She only allowed 25 goals in 22 conference games, making 459 shots for a league-best ,948 save percentage. A First Team All-League member she was selected Goaltender of the Month on three occasions and Goaltender of the Week four times.

Matt Desrosiers who guided the Golden Knights to their second consecutive regular-season title posting an 16-4-2 record, earned the league’s Coach of the Year award for the second year in a row. Now a two-time recipient of the league’s coaching top honor Desrosiers  posted his fourth consecutive 20-plus win season.

Below is a complete list of 2014-15 honors:

FIRST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward        Brianne Jenner, Cornell
Forward        Cayley Mercer, Clarkson
Forward        Jillian Saulnier, Cornell
Defense        Sarah Edney, Harvard
Defense        Renata Fast, Clarkson
Goaltender    Shea Tiley, Clarkson

SECOND TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward        Emily Fulton, Cornell
Forward        Mary Parker, Harvard
Forward        Molly Contini, Princeton
Defense        Kelsey Koelzer, Princeton
Defense        Erin O'Connor, Cornell
Goaltender    Chelsea Laden, Quinnipiac

THIRD TEAM ALL-LEAGUE
Forward        Shannon MacAulay, Clarkson
Forward        Brooke Webster, St. Lawrence    
Forward        Nicole Kosta, Quinnipiac
Defense        Erin Ambrose, Clarkson
Defense        Amanda Boulier, St. Lawrence
Goaltender    Emerance Maschmeyer, Harvard

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Forward        Taylar Cianfarano, Quinnipiac
Forward        Lexie Laing, Harvard
Forward        Kennedy Marchment, St. Lawrence
Defense        Erin O'Connor, Cornell    
Defense        Savannah Harmon, Clarkson
Goaltender    Shea Tiley, Clarkson

COACH OF YEAR
Winner is Matt Desrosiers, Clarkson

BEST DEFENSEMAN
Winner is Sarah Edney, Harvard

BEST FORWARD
Winner is Brianne Jenner, Cornell

ROOKIE OF YEAR
Winner is Shea Tiley, Clarkson

GOALTENDER OF YEAR
Winner is Shea Tiley, Clarkson

PLAYER OF YEAR
Winner is Brianne Jenner, Cornell

MANDI SCHWARTZ STUDENT-ATHLETE OF YEAR
Winner is Chelsea Laden, Quinnipiac

SQUADLocker SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Winner is Quinnipiac