WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross women's ice hockey player sophomore Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.) has been named the ECAC East Player of the Year, announced today by the league and commissioner of the ECAC, Rudy Keeling. The award is presented by Combat Sports and voted on by the coaches of the league each year. Keeling also announced the ECAC Women's East All-Conference teams for the 2009-10 season. Hochkins and senior defenseman Lisa Wilson (Corunna, Ontario) were named to the first team, while junior forward Jocelyn Kratchmer (Watrous, Saskatchewan) received honorable mention.
Hochkins was named the Most Outstanding Player at the ECAC Open this year as she led the Crusaders to their second consecutive Open title. Hochkins scored the game winning goal and an empty netter in the championship game. Hochkins finished the season with a team leading and single-season record 26 goals. She finished the season leading the ECAC with 44 points.
Wilson was named to the ECAC Women's East All-Conference team for the second consecutive year. She finished the season leading the league's defensemen with 1.04 points per game. Wilson was named to the ECAC Open All-Tournament team and finished the season with a team leading 20 assists.
Kratchmer finished the season second at Holy Cross and third in the ECAC with 35 points. This season she hit the 100 career point mark and closes out the year with 104 career points. Together Kratchmer and Hochkins led a first line that scored 51 of Holy Cross' 105 goals, 56 of its 130 assists and 104 of its 235 points.
The women's ice hockey team (20-4-2, 15-2-2 ECAC) won the ECAC Open Tournament title to conclude the 2009-2010 season. Holy Cross' victory over St. Anselm in the championship game was its 20th win of the season as the Crusaders hit the 20 win mark for the second time in school history.