AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Three Amherst College men's and women's ice hockey players were named ECAC All-Stars by a vote of the league's coaches. The Eastern College Athletic Conference named a First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention for the ECAC East and Women's Alliance. Both men's and women's ice hockey finished with 10-12-1 season records.
Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) earned Second Team honors for the Women's Alliance as she concluded her career as Amherst's all-time leading scorer with 139 points in just three seasons. Playing her first collegiate season on a club team, Frisch has helped the varsity program evolve into a competitve squad that posted a trio of league victories. The two-time captain finished her senior season as the team's leading scorer with a record-breaking 66 points on 34 goals and 32 assists. Bolstered by seven games this season with three or more goals, Frisch has remained among the nation's leaders in scoring, ranking second with 2.87 points and 1.39 assists per game, and third with 1.48 goals per game. She is the only woman to tally over 100 points in Amherst hockey history.
Rookie Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) was given Women's Alliance Honorable Mention for her spectacular collegiate debut. After leading the field hockey team in scoring in the fall, Bowe finished ice hockey season with a rookie scoring record of 61 points off an unprecedented 35 goals and 26 assists. Along with Frisch, the pair finished as the Overall Scoring leaders in the Alliance, and Bowe ranks third in the nation in scoring (2.65 ppg) and second in goals per game (1.52). The forward posted a pair of hat tricks, in a single week to power Amherst to a 3-3 overtime tie at archrival Williams before leading the Jeffs to their first-ever Alliance victory, a 5-1 decision over Maine. In addition to her two hat tricks, Bowe also tallied a pair of four-goal games and a five-goal show as Amherst's second all-time leading scorer.
Senior tri-captain Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) earned Honorable Mention recognition from the men's ECAC East coaches. The forward led Amherst with 28 points off 16 goals and 12 assists, including seven power play goals and a pair of game-winners. Noone jumpstarted the season with a hat trick in a 5-0 season opener at St. Anselm that rocketed the Jeffs into the top of the league standings early in the season. Noone concludes his collegiate career with 140 points off 62 goals and 78 assists.
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