Stevens earns second ECAC East laurel in four weeks, lands on honor roll

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's ice hockey senior goaltender Erin Stevens (Watertown, Conn./Connecticut Polar Bears) was recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for the second time in four weeks on Monday, landing on the ECAC East Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Stevens was one of just three ECAC East players to land on the honor roll in the 12-team conference, while three others earned major weekly accolades. Stevens was previously lauded as the ECAC East Goalie of the Week on Nov. 12.

Stevens averaged 43.5 saves while recording a .946 save percentage and a 2.51 goals-against average in two games last week in addition to setting the school record for career saves, finishing the week with 1,892. In a 2-0 loss at Salve Regina University on Friday, Stevens made 46 stops while holding the Seahawks to nearly half their scoring average entering the game and allowing just one even-strength goal. Salve Regina had averaged 3.7 goals, good for second in the ECAC East.

In a 3-2 loss at the College of the Holy Cross on Saturday, Stevens had 41 stops, helping the Purple Knights stand tied with the Crusaders until Holy Cross scored a power-play marker in the final two minutes.

For the season, Stevens averages 37.9 saves while turning in a 3.15 GAA and a .924 save percentage, all three of which would be career bests. She stands first in the ECAC East in saves (303), a figure that places her third in NCAA Division II/III, while sitting sixth in the league in save percentage. Stevens is 108 stops shy of 2,000 for her career, a plateau only 22 players in the history of Division II/III women's ice hockey have reached.

The Purple Knights, who are 1-7 overall and in the league, break from conference play when they face the State University of New York at Potsdam on both Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.