Gretchen Bowe Named ECAC Rookie of the Week
Co-Captain Jess Frisch Earns ECAC Honor Roll Distinction

AMHERST, Masachusetts -- A pair of women's hockey players earned recognition from the ECAC as they led the Lord Jeffs in a 2-0 week that featured Amherst's first-ever ECAC Alliance league victory in the three-year history of the varsity program. All previous wins had come against non-conference competition.

Gretchen Bowe (Hampstead, NH) was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week for a four goal-two assist week. The forward posted a goal and an assist in a non-league matchup at Trinity before exploding for a hat trick to power Amherst to its historic 5-1 victory over Maine. Bowe is Amherst's third leading scorer with 10 points (7g, 3a) after leading the field hockey team with 20 points (9g, 2a) in her rookie season.

Senior Jess Frisch (Bethesda, MD) earned ECAC Honor Roll distinction for a 9-point week, posting a hat trick and a pair of assists at Trinity before notching a goal and three assists against Maine. The Co-Captain is Amherst's all-time leading scorer with 89 points in just over two seasons, including 16 (8g, 8a) so far in four games this year.

Amherst women's ice hockey is off to its best start ever, entering the holiday break with a 2-2 record, 1-2 in the ECAC Alliance. The Jeffs rise to fourth place in the league as they post a 22-18 goal advantage after four games. Amherst has forced rival goalies to make 135 saves while notching 126 of its own. Amherst is currently under the first-year direction of Head Coach Kay Cowperthwait.

Meanwhile men's ice hockey has also enjoyed success early, currently ranked second in the ECAC East with a 4-2 record. Senior Tri-Captain Mike Noone (Swampscott, MA) is the league's second leading scorer with 8 points (5g, 3a), while netminder Chris Addesa (Andover, MA) stands atop the overall goalkeeping standings, allowing an average of 1.65 goals per game with a .944 save percentage. The junior is second in the league with a 1.48 GAA and 95.3% save efficiency.

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