Dempsey, Pucci Named to New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team

Jillian Dempsey (left) and Josephine Pucci (right) helped Harvard to a 20-win regular season (Gil Talbot).

Juniors Jillian Dempsey and Josephine Pucci of the Harvard women?s hockey team have been named to the New England Hockey Writers All-Star team. It is Pucci?s second time being named to the squad and Dempsey?s first such honor.  

Dempsey is one of two ECAC forwards named to the team, joining Quinnipiac?s Kelly Babstock. Dempsey had a stellar junior season with the Crimson, leading the team in scoring with 27 goals, 21 assists and 48 points. She was a Patty Kazmaier Award nominee and earned first-team All-ECAC and unanimous first-team All-Ivy League accolades. She was also named a finalist for ECAC Player of the Year. Dempsey scored two hat tricks on the season, including a game where she came one goal short of tying the NCAA record for goals in a contest, netting five against Princeton.

Pucci, an assistant captain of the Crimson in 2011-12, was also a Patty Kazmaier Award nominee and was the lone ECAC defenseman chosen to by the New England hockey writers. She received All-ECAC second-team accolades as a junior and was a finalist for the league?s Best Defensive Defenseman award. She finished the season with 21 points on five goals and 16 assists, and was tenth in the nation in points per game among defensemen, averaging 0.81 per contest. Pucci was the only ECAC defender to be named to the squad.  

2011-12 New England Women?s Division I All-Stars

Genevieve Lacasse, Sr. (Providence)
Florence Schelling, Sr. (Northeastern)
Blake Bolden, Jr. (Boston College)
Kasey Boucher, Sr. (Boston University)
Stephanie Gavronsky, Sr. (Northeastern)
Josephine Pucci, Jr. (Harvard)
Kelly Babstock, So. (Quinnipiac)
Alex Carpenter, Jr. (Boston College)
Kendall Coyne, Fr. (Northeastern)
Jillian Dempsey, Jr. (Harvard)
Casey Pickett, Jr. (Northeastern)
Jenn Wakefield, Sr. (Northeastern)