Four Women's Hockey Players Named to All-Ivy League Teams
Josephine Pucci earned an All-Ivy First-Team bid (Gil
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Four members of the Harvard women’s hockey team have received All-Ivy League accolades, the league announced Thursday. Josephine Pucci earned a first-team bid, Liza Ryabkina and Jillian Dempsey were named to the second team and Leanna Coskren received honorable mention accolades for the Crimson.
Pucci, sophomore defender, was Harvard’s lone representative on the All-Ivy first team. Pucci ended the regular season as the top-scoring blue-liner on the Harvard roster with 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points. She was also the highest-rated player on the team, closing the regular season with a +19 rating. In Ivy League action, Pucci recorded three goals and four assists in nine games and was third among Ivy defenders in scoring. Pucci was named as one of three finalists for the ECAC Best Defensive Defenseman award and also saw time with the U.S. National team at the Four Nations Cup competition in November.
Ryabkina, one of three senior captains of the 2010-11 Crimson, earned her first All-Ivy nod with a second-team honor. She finished the regular-season second on the Crimson with 23 points on 11 goals and 12 assists and led the team with six power-play tallies. Ryabkina was tied for eighth in Ivy League scoring, averaging 1.00 points-per-game with seven goals and three helpers in 10 contests. Her seven league goals marked the second-highest total in Ivy play, as did her four power-play scores in Ivy action.
Dempsey, a sophomore forward, earned her second All-Ivy second-team nod after leading the Crimson in scoring with 24 points on 10 goals and 14 assists. Her three game-winning goals represented the second-highest total on the team and her four-assist performance against Colgate Feb. 18 was the highest single-game point total for the Crimson in 2010-11. She tallied nine points on five goals and four assists in 10 Ivy League contests and tied for the Ivy lead with a pair of game-winning scores.
Coskren, also a senior captain of the Crimson, received her second All-Ivy nod with honorable mention accolades. Coskren finished the regular season tied for the team lead in assists with 14 and also netted four goals for 18 points on the season. She had three power-play goals, which ranks third on the Crimson, and ranked tied for 21st in scoring nationally among defensemen. With six points on a goal and five assists, she ranks tied for fourth in scoring among Ancient Eight blue-liners.
Harvard will host St. Lawrence in an ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series at Bright Hockey Center Feb. 25-27. Game one is scheduled for 4 p.m.