PRINCETON, N.J. – Freshman Becca Gilmore and Sophomore Kat Hughes have earned 2017-18 All-Ivy accolades as announced by the conference today. Gilmore was named Second-Team All-Ivy while Hughes garnered Honorable Mention recognition. Both honors are the first of their respective careers.
Becca Gilmore led the Crimson in goals, assists and points, compiling a stat line of 14-18-32 for her rookie season. The forward's 32 points are the most from a Crimson freshman since the 2004-05 season and she is the first Crimson skater to crack the 30-point threshold since the 2015-16 season.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Gilmore also led the Crimson with 11 multi-point outings, four of which came in the last five games of the regular season. Of the 11 total, she scored three points or more four times and scored two goals or more five times. In her final multi-point outing of the regular season, Gilmore secured both goals for the Crimson in a 2-1 defeat of No. 8/8 St. Lawrence, Harvard's first win over a ranked opponent since February 2016. Three of Gilmore's 14 tallies proved to be game-winners, which ranks second on the team. She's also blocked 25 shots on the Harvard net, which ranks fifth on the team and first among forwards.
The Wayland, Mass. native was named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week twice this season. Gilmore also centered a line that contributed 55 points (24 goals, 31 assists) in 20 games together.
Kat Hughes had a breakout season for the Crimson. She nearly tripled her goal total from last season, leading the team with 14 scores during the 2017-18 campaign. She led Harvard with four game-winning goals, two of which clinched a playoff spot for the Crimson. Her 26 points ranked second on the team and 15th in the conference. Her four GWG were fourth most in the conference and fifth most in the nation. Counting only conference games, Hughes ranked 14th with 19 league points.
Nationally, Hughes ranked in the top-30 of the country in points per game (0.90) among Division I players, and 13th in the league.
Hughes was one of only six ECAC players to score a hat trick this season. She earned ECAC Hockey Player of the Week and was named the NCAA Hockey First Star of the Week after her back-to-back game-winning goals and five-point weekend to send Harvard to the 2018 Playoffs. She put together a career high four-game point streak from Feb. 6-13 and was second on the team with eight multi-point outings.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kristin O'Neill, Cornell (So., F - Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
* Madlynne Mills, Cornell (Fr., F - Sewickley, Pa.)
COACH OF THE YEAR
* Doug Derraugh, Cornell
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
* Kristin O'Neill, Cornell (So., F - Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
Madlynne Mills, Cornell (Fr., F - Sewickley, Pa.)
* Carly Bullock, Princeton (So., F - Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Sarah Knee, Cornell (Sr., D - Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Jaime Bourbonnais, Cornell (So., D - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Mallory Souliotis, Yale (Sr., D - Acton, Mass.)
Marlène Boissonnault, Cornell (Jr., G - Dundee, New Brunswick, Canada)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
Becca Gilmore, Harvard (Fr., F - Wayland, Mass.)
Karlie Lund, Princeton (Jr., F - Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Greta Skarzynski, Yale (Fr., F - Lake Forest, Ill.)
Claire Thompson, Princeton (So., D - Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Stephanie Sucharda, Princeton (Jr., D - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Stephanie Neatby, Princeton (So., G - Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Sam Donovan, Brown (Sr., F - New Brighton, Minn.)
Lenka Serdar, Cornell (Jr., F - Lexington, Mass.)
Kat Hughes, Harvard (So., F - New York, N.Y.)
Christine Honor, Dartmouth (Jr., G - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Gianna Meloni, Yale (Fr., G - Washington, D.C.)
* Unanimous Selection
^ First Team Expanded Due To Tie In Voting