MARSHFIELD, Mass. – The New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) women's division announced the recipients of the league's major award winners, All-Conference and All-Rookie Teams as selected by the league's eight head coaches.
Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) of Norwich University earned Player of the Year honors after leading the NEHC in scoring with 29 points on 19 goals and ten assists. Her 47 overall points (26 goals, 21 assists) rank third nationally in all of Division III. Conway has also been a menace for opposing teams on the power play, where her seven power play goals tie her for fourth most in the country.
Caty Flagg (Methuen, Mass.) of University of New England was named Goaltender of the Year after leading the NEHC with an impressive 402 saves on the season. Her 667 total saves rank her fifth nationally. She also led the league in minutes played, surpassing the 783-minute mark. Her 1.91 goals against average ties her for fourth-best in league while her .941 save percentage ranks third.
Castleton University's Ali Stevens (Jefferson, Mass.) was recognized as Rookie of the Year after posting 12 points on six goals and six assists in NEHC play. Her six goals tie her for most amongst fellow freshman while her 12 points rank her second in that category.
Lindsay Berman of University of Massachusetts Boston and Ashley Salerno of Castleton University were selected as Coaches of the Year by their peers. In Berman's third year behind the bench for the Beacons she guided the team to a two seed in the NEHC postseason while posting a 9-3-2-conference record. Salerno takes home Coach of the Year honors in her first year as a head coach. Under her leadership the Spartans improved their overall and conference records from last season, finishing third in the NEHC.
Joining Conway on first team are fellow Cadet teammates Sarah Schwenzfeier (Hingham, Mass.), Adrieana Rossini (Malden, Mass.), Kim Tiberi (Raleigh, N.C.) and Robyn Foley (Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador). Rossini ranked second in league scoring, posting 25 points on 13 goals and 12 assists while Schwenzfeier's 22 points (7 goals, 15 assists) ranked fourth. Foley led all NEHC defensemen in scoring with 17 points on three goals and 14 assists while Tiberi ranked third in the same category with 13 points (three goals, 10 assists).
UMass Boston's Jane Morrisette (Pembroke, Mass.) also landed on first team all-conference after notching 15 points on 11 goals and four assists, good for seventh-most in the NEHC. Morrisette was also arguably one of the most clutch players in NEHC play this season as she led the league in short-handed points (3), shot-handed goals (3) and game-winning goals (5).
Rounding out the first team is Castleton University defender Hannah Rose (Kenora, Ont.). Rose posted 11 points in NEHC play on four goals and seven assists ranking her fifth amongst fellow defensemen in scoring. She also helped to anchor the Spartan blue line, which only surrendered 2.71 goals per game in league.
Norwich led the league with 12 selections to the All-Conference and All-Rookie teams followed by Castleton with four honorees.
Below is a complete list of the 2017-2018 NEHC All-Conference and All-Rookie Teams.
FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forward Amanda Conway, Norwich University
Forward Sarah Schwenzfeier, Norwich University
Forward Jane Morrisette, UMass Boston
Forward Adrieana Rossini, Norwich University
Defense Kim Tiberi, Norwich University
Defense Hannah Rose, Castleton University
Defense Robyn Foley, Norwich University
Goaltender Caty Flagg, University of New England
SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forward Bryn Labbe, Norwich University
Forward Sophie McGovern, Norwich University
Forward Aimee Briand, Castleton University
Forward Kayleigh Beauregard, UMass Boston
Defense Brianna Colucci, UMass Boston
Defense Carly Menges, Norwich University
Goaltender Emelie Lindqvist, Plymouth State University
Goaltender Laurie King, Norwich University
Forward Ali Stevens, Castleton University
Forward Jessie Scott, University of New England
Forward KC Herne, Norwich University
Defense Samantha Benoit, Norwich University
Defense Casey Traill, Castleton University
Defense Kyra Yu, University of New England
Goaltender Emily Lambert, Norwich University
Additional players were added to each team due to ties in voting.