Crusaders Place Nine On ECAC East All-Academic Team

May 12, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - Nine members of the Holy Cross women's ice hockey team have been named to the 2008 ECAC East All-Academic team. The Crusaders' nine selections were the second-most in the conference, behind only Manhattanville with 10 players.

Holy Cross players selected to the team include seniors Meghan Donovan (Reading, Mass.), Katie Falkowski (East Sandwich, Mass.), Casey Harvell (Lexington, Mass.), Parny Ormiston (Duxbury, Mass.) and Sam Rush (Wakefield, Mass.); juniors Stephanie Couzin (Chicago, Ill.) and Amy McGhee (Newtown, Pa.); and sophomores Kathryn Kelley (Dedham, Mass.) and Kathryn O'Connor (Brookfield, Conn.).

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 (goaltenders must have played at least 33 percent of her team's minutes).

Holy Cross finished the 2007-2008 season with an overall record of 16-8-3, and placed third in the ECAC East with an 13-4-2 mark in league games.

The following is the complete list of players named to the 2008 ECAC East All-Academic team:

Castleton State College: Nicole Adams, So. (Rutland, Vt.); Maryanne Diehm, So. (Rockaway Beach, N.Y.); Kayla Twigge, Jr. (Almonte, Ontario); Vanessa Carter, Sr. (Summerstown, Ontario); Sarah Pearson, Sr. (Kingston, Ontario)
College of the Holy Cross: Kathryn Kelley, So. (Dedham, Mass.); Kathryn O'Connor, So. (Brookfield, Conn.); Stephanie Couzin, Jr. (Chicago, Ill.); Amy McGhee, Jr. (Newtown, Pa.); Meghan Donovan, Sr. (Reading, Mass.); Katherine Falkowski, Sr. (East Sandwich, Mass.); Casey Harvell, Sr. (Lexington, Mass.); Parnell Ormiston, Sr. (Duxbury, Mass.); Samantha Rush, Sr. (Wakefield, Mass.)
Manhattanville College: Sarah Fullerton, So. (Port Tobacco, Md.); Alex Blackwell, Jr. (Brewster, N.Y.); Karine Turmel, Jr. (Ste-Marguerite, Quebec); Natalie Zitek, Jr. (Charleston, W. Va.); Lyndsay Letourneau, Sr. (Lewiston, N.H.); Danielle Mazurek, Sr. (Eaglesham, Alberta); Amanda Nonis, Sr. (Brampton, Ontario); Dani Poupart, Sr. (Fernie, British Columbia); Carina von Bredow, Sr. (Beamsville, Ontario); Jess Zimmerman, Sr. (Wauseon, Ohio)
University of Massachusetts-Boston: Katelyn Pohlman, So. (Newton, Mass.); Maria Guanci, Jr. (Everett, Mass.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Kelcie Abraham, So. (Toronto, Ontario); Stephanie Brenman, Jr. (Newton, Mass.); Sara John, Jr. (Plymouth, Minn.); Rachel Longley, Sr. (Westwood, Mass.); Cristina Stefanescu, Sr. (Needham, Mass.); Raffaela Wakeman, Sr. (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
New England College: Stefanie Lewis, So. (Windsor, Nova Scotia); Danielle O'Leary, So. (Clifton Park, N.Y.); Sarah Graham, Jr. (Brampton, Ontario); Sarah Tracey, Jr. (Aurora, Ontario); Shauna Pires, Sr. (Cotuit, Mass.); Elizabeth Ross, Sr. (West Hartford, Conn.)
Norwich University: Sophie Leclerc, So. (Barre Town, Vt.)
Plymouth State University: Alyssa Hovanec, So. (Marlborough, Conn.); Courtney McKay, So. (Exeter, N.H.); Lindsay DeLorie, Jr.(Holliston, Mass.); Julie Robida, Jr. (West Hartford, Conn.)
St. Anselm College: Rachel Cooke, Sr. (Stowe, Vt.)
St. Michael's College: Alexis Regan, So. (Canton, Mass.); Meghan Sweezey, So. (Lynnfield, Mass.); Kelly Adams, Jr. (Chevy Chase, Md.); Brittany O'Brien, Sr. (Stowe, Vt.)
Salve Regina University: Allison Carr, So. (Mendham, N.J.); Krissy Roche, So. (Boston, Mass.); Ashley Stoppa, So. (Glastonbury, Conn.); Jillian Donnelly, Jr. (Everett, Mass.); Tamsin-Marie Gosselin, Jr. (Meridan, Conn.); Aimee Provencher, Sr. (Manchester, N.H.)
University of Southern Maine: Jessica Knight, So. (Alfred, Maine); Amy McNally, Sr. (East Waterboro, Maine); Katie Quartuccio, Sr. (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)