Women's Weekly Release



MARSHFIELD, Mass. The New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's weekly awards were announced for play through Sunday, December 13. The duo of Taylor Steadman (Hartford, Vt.) and Jess Cameron (Mt. Mellick, P.E.I.) from Castleton University were named the league's Player and Goaltender of the Week respectively. Julie Matthias from College of the Holy Cross was named the league's Rookie of the Week.

This concludes the 2015 schedule for the NEHC. University of New England is the first team to kick-off 2016 as they square off against Daniel Webster College on January 2nd. Castleton University, Saint Anselm College and Manhattanville College also take the ice on January 2nd in nonconference action. League play resumes the weekend of January 22nd.

Player of the Week
Taylor Steadman Castleton University
(Senior, Forward Hartford, Vt.)

player Steadman was a force for the Spartans all weekend, scoring a trio of big goals in Castleton's two victories. In Saturday's game against #4 Middlebury, Steadman scored the first goal for the Spartans with time winding down in the second period, sparking a streak of three unanswered goals for Castleton en route to a 3-2, overtime victory. On Sunday, the senior came back with a two-goal performance in a 2-1, overtime victory over Connecticut College. Steadman scored just 4:35 into the game, and then found the back of the net in overtime to seal the victory for her team after forcing a turnover in the Spartans' offensive zone.

Goaltender of the Week
Jess Cameron Castleton University
(Senior, Goaltender Mt. Mellick, P.E.I.)

player Cameron continued her string of impressive play, picking up a pair of victories against tough opponents over the weekend. In a 3-2, overtime victory on Saturday, Cameron stopped 25 shots while helping Castleton to its first-ever win over #4 Middlebury. On Sunday, the senior followed it up with a 42-save performance in another overtime victory, this time helping lead her team to a 2-1 victory over Connecticut College. Sunday's contest was the fourth time Cameron has collected more than 40 saves in a game this season, while she posted a save percentage of .957 on the week to go along with a goals-against average of 1.42.

Rookie of the Week
Julie Matthias College of the Holy Cross
(Freshman, Forward Thornton Colo.)

player Matthias recorded two goals and one assist on the week. She scored the game-winning goal in the third period of the Crusaders' 2-1 win over Connecticut College on Tuesday. The freshman forward followed that by scoring the game-tying goal and notching the primary assist in overtime on the game-winner vs. Colby on Saturday.



Honor Roll

Kelsey Lynch Plymouth State University
(Senior, Forward Collegeville, Pa.)
Lynch tallied two goals and two assists as PSU swept Johnson & Wales University in a weekend series. The senior forward collected two assists in Friday's 6-0 victory and added a pair of goals, including the game-winner in Saturday's 3-0 triumph.

Emily Lissner College of the Holy Cross
(Sophomore, Forward Woburn, Mass.)
Lissner Notched one goal and two assists on the week, including the game-winning goal in Overtime in the Crusaders' 5-4 win over Colby.

Celeste Robert Norwich University
(Junior - Goaltender Rouyn-Noranda, Que.)
Robert stopped a career-high 44 shots, but it wasn't enough as NU fell 3-2 in overtime to No. 7/9 nationally-ranked Amherst on the road on Wednesday. Robert has a .949 save percentage on the season.

Rachel Myette University of Massachusetts Boston
(Sophomore, Goaltender Pembroke, Mass.)
Myette recorded a career-high 42 saves in Friday's 4-2 loss vs. #7/9 Amherst College. The sophomore netminder held the potent Amherst offense scoreless for nearly 30 minutes of action.


RECENT RESULTS
Day Date Visiting Team   Home Team   Box Score
Tue
12/08/15
Holy Cross
2
at Connecticut College
1 Box
Tue
12/08/15
UMass Boston
2
at Bowdoin
3 Box
Tue
12/08/15
Colby
0
at Saint Anselm
4 Box
Wed
12/09/15
Norwich
2
at Amherst
3 OT Box
Wed
12/09/15
Salve Regina
4
at Wesleyan
3 OT Box
Fri
12/11/15
Johnson & Wales
0
at Plymouth State
6 Box
Fri
12/11/15
Becker
0
at New England College
2 Box
Fri
12/11/15
Amherst
4
at UMass Boston
2 Box
Sat
12/12/15
Southern Maine
1
at Trinity
5 Box
Sat
12/12/15
Castleton
3
at Middlebury
2 OT Box
Sat
12/12/15
Colby
4
at Holy Cross
5 OT Box
Sat
12/12/15
Potsdam
3
at New England College
1 Box
Sat
12/12/15
Plymouth State
3
at Johnson & Wales
0 Box
Sat
12/12/15
Salve Regina
2
at Amherst
8 Box
Sun
12/13/15
Connecticut College
1
at Castleton
2 OT Box