Dempsey Chosen as a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year

Pictured: Jillian Dempsey stands 10th among the nation's rookies with 0.84 points per game.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Freshman forward Jillian Dempsey of the fourth-ranked Harvard women's hockey team is among three finalists for the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year Award.  Dempsey joins Cornell defender Laura Fortino and Quinnipiac goaltender Victoria Vigilanti as finalists.

Dempsey, a native of Winthrop, Mass., ranks second on the Crimson with 26 points on 11 goals and 15 assists this season. She also stands 10th in the nation among all rookies with 0.84 points per game.

A two-time ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, Dempsey, who has tallied Harvard's only shorthanded goal this year, scored 21 points in league action (10-11-21).  She ranked second among the conference's freshmen with 0.95 points per game and was eighth in ECAC Hockey play with 10 goals.  Dempsey also stood 11th in power-play scores with three.