Buesser Selected as a Finalist for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year

Pictured: Kate Buesser paces Harvard's offense with 38 points on 15 goals and 23 assists.
Photo courtesy: Kevin Burns Photography

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After amassing a team-best 38 points this season, junior forward Kate Buesser of the fourth-ranked Harvard women's hockey team is among three finalists for the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year Award, the conference office announced Thursday.  Buesser joins Cornell's Catherine White and Dartmouth's Sarah Parsons as nominees for the award.

Buesser, who hails from Wolfeboro, N.H., paces Harvard in points, goals (15) and assists (23).  A nominee for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented to the nation's top collegiate player each year, Buesser ranked second in the league with 32 points (12-20-32) in ECAC Hockey play.

A participant in the ECAC Hockey All-Star exhibition against Team USA in January, Buesser was tabbed to the All-Ivy League and All-ECAC Hockey first team.  She ranks 18th in the country with 1.23 points per game and 13th with 0.74 assists per contest.  In addition, Buesser, who leads Harvard with a +26 rating, was twice named as the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week this season. 

Buesser and the Crimson, which owns a 20-6-5 record, will visit No. 6 Clarkson for a semifinal matchup of the ECAC Hockey Championship Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m.