WORCESTER, Mass. – Eight members of the 2009-2010 Holy Cross women's ice hockey team have been named to the ECAC All-Academic team, announced today by ECAC commissioner Rudy Keeling. This marks the ninth year that the conference has named an All-Academic team. A total of 69 student-athletes representing 10 of the 12 ECAC East teams earned this honor based on outstanding performance in the classroom. To be named to the All-Academic team, the student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year, have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and have competed in at least one-half of her team's contests during the current season (a goaltender must have played at least 33 percent of her team's minutes).
Seniors Kathryn O'Connor (Brookfield, Conn.) and Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) were named to the team for the third time in their careers, while junior Christina D'Ambrogio (Toronto, Ontario) earned her second honor. Senior Wendy Nobrega (Barrington, R.I.), junior Monique Gallant (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) and sophomores Stacey Hochkins (New Boston, Mich.), Carly Dominick-Sobol (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Nicola Garat (Princeton, N.J.) each were named to the All-Academic team for the first time in their careers.
Holy Cross (20-4-2, 15-2-2 ECAC) won the ECAC Open Tournament title on Sunday, Feb. 28 to conclude the 2009-2010 season. The Crusaders' victory over St. Anselm in the championship game was its 20th win of the season as Holy Cross hit the 20 win mark for the second time in school history. Three Crusaders were named to ECAC East All-Conference teams and Hochkins was named the ECAC East Player of the Year.