Trinity Women's Ice Hockey's Weiss Receives Numerous Post-Season Honors
Bantams Komarek and Pujol Join Weiss On All-NESCAC Squad
Hartford, Conn., May 11, 2011 - Trinity College senior captain forward Kim Weiss (Potomac, Md.) was named as an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) College Division Reebok East All-American, as a New England Hockey Writers Division II/II New England All-Star, and as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Ice Hockey Player of the Year. Weiss was also selected to the All-NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey First Team, while senior captain defender Laura Komarek (Plymouth, Minn.) and freshman goaltender Alexa Pujol (New Canaan, Conn.) graced the All-NESCAC Second Team. Weiss was also a finalist for the Laura Hurd Award as the top player in all of NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey. Most recently, Weiss was honored by the College with the Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy as the school's senior female athlete of the year. Trinity, coached by Andrew McPhee (9th Season) finished with an 18-4-4 record, and advanced to the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the sixth time and the fifth year in a row. The Bantams defeated Hamilton, 3-1, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals but lost, 4-3, in overtime against Amherst at Middlebury in the NESCAC Semifinals.
The first skater in the 13-year history of the program to record 100 points over a career, Weiss is the second Bantam in as many years to garner the top award in the NESCAC and the second straight women's ice hockey player to be named as the College's top senior female athlete of the year. Isabel Iwachiw'10 won both in 2010. Weiss, a three-time All-NESCAC First Teamer and a Second Team honoree as a rookie in 2008, had a College-record 22 goals (2nd in NESCAC, 5th in nation), including team-highs of six power-play goals (4th in NESCAC, 11th I nation), two short-handed goals, and five game-winners (2nd in NESCAC, 7th in nation), and added nine assists for a College-record-tying 31 points (3rd in NESCAC, 18th in nation) in 26 games this winter. She was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week once this season, and was the MVP of the Codfish Bowl Tournament at Mass.-Boston. In her unprecedented career, Weiss tallied 62 goals (College-record) and 46 assists for 108 points in 101 games. A graduate of the Georgetown Visitation School, Weiss is majoring in neuroscience at Trinity. She is the daughter of Pam and Bob Weiss.
"A coach could not ask for a more perfect athlete to be the leader of his than Kim Weiss," says McPhee. "Her endless list of awards and achievements is dwarfed by the many great memories that she has created for our program. Kim was the most-feared player by our opponents in every game she played but still came through, particularly when it counted the most."
Komarek, an All-NESCAC, All-New England, and All-American honoree in 2009-10, finished the 2010-11 season with five goals and 11 assists for 16 points (7th in NESCAC, 19th in nation among defenders) in 24 games. In her fine career, Komarek registered 24 goals and a College record 61 assists for 85 points in 102 games. In track and field at Trinity, Komarek holds the College's discus record with a distance of 126'04". An alum of the Blake School, Komarek is majoring in political science at Trinity, has earned NESCAC All-Academic honors twice, was selected as the College's junior and senior female scholar athlete of the year, and received a Bartlett Award for her combined athletic excellence and commitment to community and campus service. She is the daughter of Stacy and Luke Komarek.
Pujol earned the starting role in net for the Bantams early in the season, finishing her rookie campaign with 440 saves for a .940 save percentage (6th in nation) and 28 goals allowed for a 1.39 GAA (5th in nation) with a 13-3-4 record and three shutouts in 20 games and 1,212 minutes in goal. Pujol also plays lacrosse for the Bantams. A graduate of Greenwich Academy, Pujol is majoring in mathematics at Trinity. She is the daughter of Karen and Juan Pujol.