ALBANY, N.Y. - The finalists for the 2018-19 ECAC Hockey Women’s Coach of the Year award have been announced, and Doug Derraugh (Cornell), Greg Fargo (Colgate), and Cara Morey (Princeton) have been named finalists.
Derraugh guided Cornell to its first ECAC Hockey regular-season title since 2012-13, boasting a 20-3-6 record in the regular-season (17-3-2 ECAC Hockey). 12 different Cornell players recorded double-digit points this year, including Maddie Mills and Kristin O’Neill, who each registered 30+ points. Derraugh’s team more than doubled the scoring output of its opponents, averaging 3.4 goals-per-game to its opponents 1.6.
Fargo coached the Raiders to another strong finish at both the league and national level, wrapping up the 2018-19 regular-season campaign with a 21-8-5 (15-4-3) record. The team finished the regular-season on an eight-game unbeaten streak, picking up 15 league points in those eight games to earn the No. 2 seed in the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament. Fargo had three players post 40+ points this season, including Jessie Eldridge, who eclipsed the career points record at Colgate with her 51-point senior season.
In her second season behind the bench for Princeton, Morey led the Tigers to one of their best marks in program history, posting an 18-6-5 (15-4-3) record. She also guided the longest unbeaten streak in Princeton women’s hockey history, going 20 consecutive games without a loss between October 26, 2018 and February 2, 2019. She coached three players to 30+ point seasons, including Sarah Fillier, who was named a Patty Kazmaier Top-10 Finalist in just her rookie campaign.
The winner of the 2018-19 Coach of the Year award will be announced at the Women’s Championship banquet on Friday, March 8.
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