Maschmeyer helped Harvard to a share of its first Ivy title since 2009 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman goalie Emerance Maschmeyer headlined a group of seven Harvard players that were recognized with postseason awards by the Ivy League, the conference announced Thursday. Maschmeyer was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, while six others were honored as All-Ivy.
Maschmeyer became the first goalie to win the conference's rookie of the year award since 1995 after being one of the best goaltenders in the country during the regular season. She has posted top-ten numbers in goals-against average (1.45, 5th) and save percentage (.931, 9th), each of whic is the best among freshman. The newcomer has a 9-4-2 record, good for second in the nation by a freshman, which includes three wins against ranked opponents.
The All-Ivy teams featured six Harvard players, including three on the first team. Senior forward Jillian Dempsey, sophomore defender Sarah Edney and senior goalie Laura Bellamy were matched with three Cornell players to make up the six-player first team. Dempsey, who is Harvard's leading scorer with 43 points, unanimously earned her fourth All-Ivy selection, as she had previously been named to the second team in her first two years and the first team as a junior. Bellamy improved on her honorable mention status from last season and Edney was a second-team selection last year.
Junior forwards Lyndsey Fry and Kalley Armstrong, who have been staples on Harvard's first line, were given second-team accolades and sophomore defender Michelle Picard was picked as honorable mention.
Player of the Year
Brianne Jenner, Cornell (Jr., F - Oakville, Ontario)
Rookie of the Year
Emerance Maschmeyer, Harvard (Fr., G - Bruderheim, Alberta)
First Team All-Ivy
Jillian Dempsey, Harvard (Sr., F - Winthrop, Mass.) +
Brianne Jenner, Cornell (Jr., F - Oakville, Ontario) +
Jill Saulnier, Cornell (So., F - Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Sarah Edney, Harvard (So., D - Mississauga, Ontario)
Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell (Sr., D - Beaconsfield, Quebec) +
Laura Bellamy, Harvard (Sr., G - Duluth, Minn.)
+ unanimous selections
Second Team All-Ivy
Kalley Armstrong, Harvard (Jr., F - Maple, Ontario)
Jess Campbell, Cornell (Jr., F - Melville, Saskatchewan)
Reagan Fischer, Dartmouth (Sr., F - Irma, Alberta)
Lyndsey Fry, Harvard (Jr., F - Chandler, Ariz.)
Laura Fortino, Cornell (Sr., D - Hamilton, Ontario)
Sasha Nanji, Dartmouth (Sr., Markham, Ontario)
Jaimie Leonoff, Yale (So., G - Montreal, Quebec)
Lauren Slebodnick, Cornell (Jr., G - Manchester, N.H.)
Due to ties in the voting, there are four forwards and two goaltenders on the second-team.
Honorable Mention All-Ivy
Erin Barley-Maloney, Cornell (Sr., F - Raleigh, N.C.)
Camille Dumais, Dartmouth (Sr., F - Beaconsfield, Quebec)
Corey Stearns, Princeton (Sr., F - Falmouth, Mass.)
Alyssa Gagliardi, Cornell (Jr., D - Raleigh, N.C.)
Michelle Picard, Harvard (So., D - Taunton, Mass.)