Trinity Women's Ice Hockey Rewrites Record Book in 2007-08
Hartford, Conn., April 29, 2008 - The Trinity College women's
ice hockey team, coached by Andrew McPhee (7th
Season), finished the 2007-08 season with best-ever
records of 18-5-3 overall and 10-3-3 in the New England Small
College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The Bantams finished in
third place in the conference and won their first-ever, post-season
game in the first post-season game ever played in the two-year-old,
Koeppel Community Sports Center and Williams Rink, 5-1, against
Hamilton before dropping a 2-1 decision against Amherst in the
Freshman forward Kim Weiss (Potomac, Md.) played in all 26 games and led the Bantams in goals, assists, and scoring with 15 goals (4th in NESCAC, tied College record) and 12 assists for 27 points (6th in NESCAC), including three power play goals and a team-high five gamewinners (1st in NESCAC, 6th in nation, new College record), while junior forward Michelle Chee (San Francisco, Calif.) finished second in scoring with 12 goals (10th in NESCAC) and 11 assists for 23 points in 26 games, including four game-winning goals (3rd in NESCAC) and a team-high nine markers on the power play (1st in NESCAC, 4th in nation, new College record). Sophomore forward Britney McKenna (Rye, N.H.) added 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points with four power play goals (7th in NESCAC) in 22 games, and freshman forward Sarah Kohn (Winchester, Mass.) had five goals and six assists for 11 points and three power play goals in 25 games. Chee and McKenna were each once selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week this season, while Chee and Weiss were each selected as United States College Hockey Online.com (USCHO.com) National Players of the Week once. Chee also became the College's all-time career leader in goals (38), power play goals (15), game-winning goals (7, tied College record), assists (37), and points (75).
Freshman Laura Komarek (Plymouth, Minn.) was the top scoring defender with six goals, four on the power play (4th in NESCAC), and 11 assists (tied with Chee for 2nd on team) for 17 points (3rd in NESCAC among defensemen) and led the team with 28 penalty minutes in 25 games, while junior co-captain blueliner Kelley McCarthy (Kingston, Mass.) had two goals and 10 helpers for 12 points (8th in NESCAC among defensemen) in 26 games. Freshmen defenders Michelle Benjamin (Reading, Mass.) and Alexa Gugleilmi (Rocky Hill, Conn.) combined to score three goals and 11 assists for 14 points, as Benjamin had a goal and seven assists in 25 games and Guglielmi added two goals and four assists in 24 games.
The defense was a deep unit this winter with senior co-captain Erin Fitzgerald (Ridgefield, Conn.) and senior Alexandra Schmidt (Milton, Mass.) each appearing in all 26 games, freshman Caroline O'Leary (Needham, Mass.) playing in 20 games, freshmen Emily Weedon (Wellesley, Mass.) playing in 18 games, and rookies Kaitlin McCarthy (Ipswich, Mass.) and Lily Reece (Dedham, Mass.) each seeing time in 13 games on the blue line. Fitzgerald recorded five assists, O'Leary had two goals and two assists, Schmidt and Weedon each tallied three assists, and Kaitlin McCarthy scored once. Fitzgerald and Schmidt close their fine careers having played in 94 (new College record) and 90 games, respectively. Fitzgerald, a two-year captain and Trinity's representative on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team, totaled 10 goals and 32 assists for 42 points, while Schmidt recorded 22 goals and 31 assists for 53 points.
Freshman forward Jill Roloff (West Seneca, N.Y.) enjoyed a solid rookie season, playing in 25 games and totaling three goals and six assists for nine points, while senior forward Emmy Handy (St. Alban's, Vt.) appeared in every game with three goals and five assists for eight points, senior forward Megan Fallon (Minneapolis, Minn.) saw time in 20 games and had two goals and two assists for four points, sophomore forward Hadley Gleason (Boston, Mass.) notched one goal and one assist in 25 games, senior Kara Douglas (Clifton Park, N.Y.) scored once in 12 games at both forward and defense, sophomore forward Emilie Wiggin (Belmont, Mass.) registered one assist in 20 games, and sophomore forward Lacey Rose (Wellesley, Mass.) appeared in 17 games. Handy finishes her fine career with 25 goals and 24 assists for 49 points in 94 games (new College record), while Fallon had 15 goals and 19 assists in 75 games, and Douglas notched 12 goals and nine assists in 81 games. Senior forward Lila Claghorn (New York, N.Y.) also closes her Bantam women's ice hockey career having registered one goal and four assists in 66 games.
Sophomore goaltender Isabel Iwachiw (New York, N.Y.) has emerged as one of the top backstops in all of Division III women's ice hockey. This season, she totaled 547 saves for a .958 save percentage (1st in NESCAC and nation, new College record), 24 goals allowed for a 1.14 GAA (new College record, 5th in nation) with a 14-4-3 record and a .738 winning percentage (new College record for wins and winning percentage) and six shutouts (new College record) in 21 games and 1,260 minutes in goal. Iwachiw, who was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week once and as the USCHO.com National Goalie of the Week once this season, also became the College's all-time leader with 19 career wins and eight career shutouts. Iwachiw was ably backed up by senior Helen McCarthy (Roslindale, Mass.), who added 111 saves for a .949 save percentage and six goals allowed for a 1.50 GAA with a 4-0 record in four games and 240 minutes in goal. McCarthy finishes her collegiate career with 680 saves for an .890 save percentage, and 84 goals allowed for a 3.52 GAA, with an 11-13 record, a .458 winning percentage (new College record) and one shutout in 26 games and 1,431 minutes in net.