2006-07 Amherst Women's Hockey Milestones

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finished with a 20-7-3 overall record (10-3-3 NESCAC), the best in program history
  • Defeated Williams College 5-4 in overtime during regular season for program’s first win over the Ephs
  • Qualified for NESCAC Tournament as No. 3 seed, marking the first home postseason game in program history
  • Defeated Williams for second time of season, winning 3-2 in overtime of NESCAC quarterfinals
  • Defeated Bowdoin for the first time in program history, winning 3-2 in overtime of the NESCAC semifinals to advance to the NESCAC Championship game
  • Won program’s first NESCAC Championship with a 2-1 triple-overtime win over Middlebury, marking the first win over the Panthers in program history and also the longest game in women’s college hockey history
  • Advanced to the Frozen Four in program’s first NCAA tournament appearance after a 2-1 win over RIT
  • Lost in the National Semifinals to defending National Champion and undefeated SUNY Plattsburgh, 3-1
  • Finished eighth in the nation in scoring defense (1.93) and ninth in scoring margin (1.57), power-play percentage (19.6) and team winning percentage (.717)
  • Finished with NESCAC’s third best scoring average (3.5 g/gm) and second best scoring defense (1.93 g/gm)

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Head Coach Jim Plumer

  • NESCAC Coach of the Year
  • Finalist for American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Women’s Hockey Coach of the Year
  • Led team to best season in program history

Senior Defender Rachel Simon (West Orange, NJ)

  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

Senior Goaltender Lindsay Grabowski (Princeton, NJ)

  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

    Senior Forward Meg Dickoff (Minnetonka, MN)
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

    Senior Forward Kirsten Forsberg (Kenilworth, IL)
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

    Junior Defender Katharine Kelly (Shorewood, WI)
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

    Junior Forward Natanya Khazzam (Montreal, QC)
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

Junior Forward Meg Quinn (Wakefield, MA)

  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic

Sophomore Forward Tarasai Karega (Detroit, MI)

  • First-Team All-NESCAC
  • Led the nation in game winning goals (8) and finished tied for fifth in power-play goals (8)
  • Led the NESCAC in goals (20), game-winning goals (8) and power-play goals (8)
  • Finished second in the NESCAC in points (37), fourth in power-play points (14) and tied for eighth in assists (17)
  • USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week Runner-up for the period ending March 7

Sophomore Forward Anna MacLean (Edina, MN)

  • Finished third in the NESCAC in short-handed points (2) and power-play points (14), fifth in goals (15), sixth in points (32) and tied for eighth in assists (17)
  • USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week Runner-up for the period ending March 7

Sophomore Forward Lindsey Harrington (Westford, MA)

  • Finished tied for fifth in NESCAC in goals per game (0.60) and tied for 10th in points per game (0.97)
  • Named NESCAC Player of the Week for period ending November 27

First-year Goaltender Krystyn Elek (Summerville, SC)

  • Named to All-America East Second Team (only first-year named to an All-America team)
  • NESCAC Rookie of the Year
  • First-Team All-NESCAC
  • Finished third in the nation in save percentage (.939), sixth in goals-against average (1.64) and 13th in winning percentage (.688)
  • Set NESCAC Tournament Record for saves in a game (65) and saves in a tournament (127)
  • Led the NESCAC in save percentage and finished second in goals-against average and third in winning percentage
  • Featured in “Faces in the Crowd” section of April 16 issue of Sports Illustrated
  • Named USCHO.com Defensive Player of the Week for period ending March 7
  • Named NESCAC Player of the Week for period ending March 5
  • Named NESCAC Player of the Week for period ending January 18

First-year Forward Kate Dennett (Highland Ranch, CO)

  • Finished seventh in the nation in first-year points per game (.97) and tied for 13th in game-winning goals (4)
  • Finished second in NESCAC in power-play points (15), sixth in power-play goals (6), eighth in assists(17), and 10th in points (29) and game-winning goals (4)
  • Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week for period ending February 26

First-year Defender Kirsten Dier (Appleton, WI)

  • First-Team All-NESCAC
  • Finished 15th in the nation in defensive points per game (.77)
  • Finished third in NESCAC in defensive scoring (23) and eighth in power-play points (13)

First-year Forward Michelle McGann (New Berlin, WI)

  • Finished 16th in the nation in first-year points per game (.79)
  • Finished fourth in the NESCAC in assists (19)



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