Four Women’s Hockey Players Earn All-ECAC Nods

Sarah Edney earned a spot on the ECAC All-Rookie squad (Gil Talbot).

Four members of the No. 8 Harvard women’s hockey team received All-ECAC nods, the league announced at its annual award banquet Thursday night at the Statler Hotel. Harvard placed one player on the all-league first, second and third teams, as well as a player on the all-rookie squad.  

Jillian Dempsey earned All-ECAC first team honors for the first time in her career, after earning second-team honors as a sophomore and all-rookie accolades as a freshman. Dempsey was tied for the league lead in goals scored (16), power play goals (5), and shorthanded points (1-1-2). She ranked fourth in the league in scoring and third in points-per-game at 1.50. She was a three-time ECAC Hockey Player of the Week and was named ECAC Hockey Player of the Month in the final month of the regular season.

Fellow junior Josephine Pucci earned a second-team nod, repeating her showing from her sophomore year. Pucci, an assistant captain on the 2011-12 squad, ranked second in the ECAC with 10 power-play points on three goals and seven assists. She also ranked tied for eighth among league blueliners in scoring with 4-10-14 points in ECAC action this year. She led Harvard to seven conference shutouts this season and also helped the Crimson penalty-kill unit kill 91.3 percent of opponent power-plays.

Sophomore Lyndsey Fry picked up the first All-ECAC nod of her career, earning a spot on the third team. A strong finish to the season saw Fry climb into a tie for fifth in the league in scoring, collecting 15-14-29 points in 21 league games. Her 15 league goals were tied for the second-highest total in the conference, and she was tied for first with 1-1-2 shorthanded points. Fry capped her regular season with a four-goal performance in a 4-0 blanking of Yale.

Freshman defenseman Sarah Edney rounded out the Harvard honorees with a selection to the ECAC All-Rookie team. Edney was tied for 11th in league defenseman scoring with 5-8-13 points, and was tied for eighth in scoring among league rookies.  

Harvard takes on No. 10 St. Lawrence in the ECAC semifinals Friday at 7 p.m., at Cornell’s Lynah Rink.


Forward, Jillian Dempsey, Harvard

Forward, Rebecca Johnston, Cornell
Forward, Brianne Jenner, Cornell
Defense, Laura Fortino, Cornell
Defense, Lauriane Rougeau, Cornell
Goaltender, Erica Howe, Clarkson


Forward, Kelly Sabatine, St. Lawrence
Forward, Jillian Saulnier, Cornell
Forward, Kelly Babstock, Quinnipiac
Defense, Josephine Pucci, Harvard

Defense, Sasha Nanji, Dartmouth
Goaltender, Rachel Weber, Princeton

Forward, Rylee Smith, St. Lawrence
Forward, Kelly Foley, Dartmouth
Forward, Lyndsey Fry, Harvard

Defense, Regan Boulton, Quinnipiac
Defense, Brooke Fernandez, St. Lawrence
Goaltender, Aubree Moore, Brown


Forward, Sarah Robson, Brown
Forward, Eleeza Cox, Rensselaer
Forward, Jillian Saulnier, Cornell
Defense, Amanda Boulier, St. Lawrence
Defense, Sarah Edney, Harvard

Goaltender, Carmen MacDonald, St. Lawrence