Maschmeyer, Edney, D'Oench and Mastel represent Harvard on All-ECAC teams after a strong 2013-14. (Photos: Elan Kawesch)
POTSDAM, N.Y. – Four Harvard women's hockey players were honored by the ECAC on Friday at the conference's annual banquet, including Emerance Maschmeyer, who was tabbed as the league's best goaltender. Maschmeyer, who also earned First Team All-ECAC accolades, was joined by three other skaters on all-conference teams, including Sarah Edney, Miye D'Oench and Briana Mastel.
Maschmeyer, also named a Patty Kazmaier Top-10 Finalist and the Co-Ivy League Player of the Year, helped the Crimson (23-5-4, 16-3-3 ECAC) to an Ivy League title and the No. 2 overall seed in the ECAC playoffs. The sophomore netminder, who was the only other finalist for the 2014 ECAC Player of the Year, led the league in save percentage (.947) and sits in the top-3 in both goals against average (1.63 GAA) and win percent (.720) as well.
After being named to the Preseason All-ECAC team at the outset of the 2013-14 campaign, Edney, who also was a finalist for the conference's Best Defensive Defenseman, lived up to the billing and then some. The junior earned Second Team honors after a stellar year along the blue line for the stingy Crimson defense. An ever-present skater, Edney leads the squad with 87 blocked shots on defense, adding 24 points (7-17-24) in the offensive zone. Edney's +34 is tops on the team and is the third highest rating in the conference this season.
Selected to the All-ECAC Third Team, D'Oench has been one of the more dynamic players on the ice this season. The sophomore leads Harvard in points (35), goals (19), shots (117), game winning goals (4) and unassisted tallies (4) this season. D'Oench joined Edney and Maschmeyer as First Team All-Ivy honorees this season as well.
In her rookie campaign, Mastel made her mark in the defensive zone, stepping up to help out a shortened defensive unit. The Wallingford, Mass., native was third on the team with 53 blocks on defense, adding nine assists (0-9-9) offensively as well, earning a +16 on the ice.
The Crimson returns to the ice in the ECAC Semifinals on Saturday as Harvard is set to faceoff with conference rival Cornell for a spot in the conference championship game on Sunday. The Crimson and Big Red will skate at 4 p.m. in Clarkson's Cheel Arena, a showdown that will be featured online on America ONE Sports.