NEHC Announces Women's Major Awards And All-Conference Teams

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 nine head coaches.

Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) of Norwich University earned back-to-back Player of the Year honors after leading the NEHC in scoring with 31 points on 20 goals and 11 assists. Her 38 overall points (27-11) rank her third nationally while her six game winning goals are shared for most in the country.

Conway’s teammate Emily Lambert (Riverview, Mich.) was named Goaltender of the Year after leading the NEHC in nearly every statistical category. Her goals against average (.63), save percentage (.961) and win percentage (1.000) all rank first in the conference. The sophomore has surrendered a mere five goals in NEHC contests this season.

Suffolk University’s Shana Cote (Broomfield, Colo.) was recognized as Rookie of the Year after posting 16 points on four goals and 12 assists in NEHC play, tops amongst fellow NEHC freshmen.

Taylor Wasylk of Suffolk University was named Coach of the Year by her peers after guiding the Rams to a 10-4-2 conference record in their first year as a collegiate varsity program. The team heads into the NEHC postseason as the number two seed. Suffolk’s 2.88 goals per game is second only to Norwich in scoring offense and the team ranks third in scoring defense, surrendering only 2.00 goals per game.

Joining Conway and Lambert on first team are fellow Cadet teammates Sophie McGovern (Hermantown, Minn.) and Samantha Benoit (Bow, N.H.) McGovern ranked fourth in the NEHC in scoring with 20 points on a balanced 10 goals and 10 assists. Benoit was an offensive threat from the blue line for Norwich as her 17 points (5-12) led all defender scoring in the conference.

Suffolk University’s Tess Adams (Calgary, Alta.) was also named first team All-Conference after recording 17 points on 12 goals and five assists in NEHC Play. Adams is also among the national ranks in scoring as her 31 overall points give her a share of 13th most in the country.

Rounding out the first team is University of Southern Maine defender Jensen Hamblett (Colchester, Vt.). Hamblett anchored the Huskies defense as the team allowed a mere 1.88 goals per game in NEHC play, second only to Norwich. She also contributed to the offensive game as her ten points (4-6) tied her for third amongst fellow defensemen in scoring.

Norwich led the league with eight selections to the All-Conference and All-Rookie teams followed by Suffolk with seven honorees.

Below is a complete list of the 2018-2019 NEHC All-Conference and All-Rookie Teams.

Forward - Amanda Conway, Norwich University
Forward - Sophie McGovern, Norwich University
Forward - Tess Adams, Suffolk University
Defense - Samantha Benoit, Norwich University
Defense - Jensen Hamblett, University of Southern Maine
Goaltender - Emily Lambert, Norwich University

Forward - Jocelyn Forrest, Castleton University
Forward - Adrieana Rossini, Norwich University
Forward - Jane Morrisette, UMass Boston
Defense - Madison Duff, Suffolk University
Defense - Robyn Foley, Norwich University
Goaltender - Britney Evangelista, University of Southern Maine

Forward - Alyssa Hulst, Norwich University
Forward - Aimee Briand, Castleton University
Forward - Shana Cote, Suffolk University
Defense - Arielle Gallucci, UMass Boston
Defense - Casey Traill, Castleton University
Goaltender* - Rylie Wills, Castleton University
Goaltender* - Kristen Caporusso, Suffolk University

Forward - Shana Cote, Suffolk University
Forward - Haley Poloskey, Suffolk University
Forward - Maddie Moell, Norwich University
Defense - Madison Duff, Suffolk University
Defense - Ryanne Mix, Castleton University
Goaltender - Jasmine Mucci, Johnson & Wales University

* Represents additional players recognized due to a tie in voting.