Four Women’s Hockey Players Earn All-Ivy Nods

Four Women’s Hockey Players Earn All-Ivy Nods

Jillian Dempsey was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy pick (Gil Talbot).

Four members of the Harvard women’s hockey team received All-Ivy League honors, the league announced Thursday. Juniors Jillian Dempsey and Laura Bellamy, sophomore Lyndsey Fry and freshman Sarah Edney were the Harvard players honored.

Dempsey headlined the quartet as a unanimous first-team choice by the league coaches. The Winthrop, Mass., native finished the regular season as Harvard’s top scorer with 42 points on 23 goals and 19 assists. Her top performance of the season came against Ivy rival Princeton, as she poured in five goals for her first career hat trick, coming one goal short of tying the NCAA record for goals in a game. This is Dempsey’s third All-Ivy nod, as she earned second-team honors as a freshman and sophomore.

Fry earned a second-team nod in her second year with the Crimson, aided by a strong finish to the regular season. Fry compiled 12 points on seven goals and five assists in Ivy contests, and collected five goals in her final two league games, including four against Yale in the regular season finale. Fry ended the regular season ranked second on the Crimson in scoring with 38 points on 19 goals and assists, picking up the first Ivy honor of her career.

Edney turned in a solid first year in Cambridge and was rewarded with a second-team selection. The Mississauga, Ont., native led all Harvard defenders in scoring in Ivy League contests, compiling eight points on four goals and assists. Edney turned in two of her top performances against Brown this season, collecting two points on a goal and an assist in Providence, R.I., and netting a pair of goals at Bright.

Bellamy earned an honorable mention nod after a strong year in goal for the Crimson. She played every minute in goal for Harvard this year and posted three shutouts in Ivy League competition. She made 179 saves in 10 Ivy contests, and posted a .918 save percentage and 1.61 goals-against average in Ancient Eight games.

Harvard takes on Ivy rival Princeton in a best-of-three series in the ECAC quarterfinals at Bright Hockey Center Feb. 24-26.

Ivy League Awards

Player of the Year
Rebecca Johnston, Cornell (Sr., Sudbury, Ontario)*

Rookie of the Year
Jillian Saulnier, Cornell (Fr., Halifax, Nova Scotia)*

First-Team All-Ivy
Forwards (3)

Jillian Dempsey, Harvard (Jr., Winthrop, Mass.)*
Rebecca Johnston, Cornell (Sr., Sudbury, Ontario)*
Brianne Jennner, Cornell (So., Oakville, Ontario)*

Defensemen (2)
Lauriane Rogeau, Cornell (Jr., Beaconsfield, Quebec)*
Laura Fortino, Cornell (Jr.; Hamilton, Ontario)*

Goalies (2)^
Aubree Moore, Brown (So., Bowie, Md.)
Rachel Weber, Princeton (Sr., Hudson, Wis.)

Second-Team All-Ivy
Forwards (3)

Reagan Fischer, Dartmouth (Sr., Irma, Alberta)
Kelly Foley, Dartmouth (Sr., South Boston, Mass.)
Lyndsey Fry, Harvard (So., Chandler, Ariz.)

Defensemen (2)
Sarah Edney, Harvard;  (Fr., Mississauga, Ontario)
Sasha Nanji, Dartmouth (Jr., Mrkham, Ontario)

Goalies (2)^
Lindsay Holdcroft, Dartmouth (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Amanda Mazzotta, Cornell (Sr., London, Ontario)

Honorable Mention All-Ivy
Forwards (3)

Jillian Saulnier, Cornell (Fr., Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Catherine White, Cornell (Sr., Brampton, Ontario)
Chelsea Karpenko, Cornell (Sr., Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Defensemen (1)
Alyssa Gagliardi, Cornell (So., Raleigh, N.C.)

Goalie (1)
Laura Bellamy, Harvard (Jr., Duluth, Minn.)

* Unanimous selection
^ Expanded to two goalies due to ties in voting