2019-20 Women's Ice Hockey Outlook

2019-20 Women's Ice Hockey Outlook

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach:
Chris Donovan (20th Year)
Assistant Coaches: Madelena DeThomasis '13 (2nd Year), Kate Talbot '05 (8th Year), Megan Doherty '21 (1st Year), Leon Lifschutz (8th Year)

LAST YEAR
2018-19 Overall Record:
7-17-1
2018-19 NEWHA Record: 4-11-1

THIS YEAR
Returners:
18
First-Years: 5

FAST FACTS
This year is the first in which the New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) is an active Division I member, as recognized by the NCAA, with the NEWHA including two Division I programs and four Division II squads, including Saint Michael's ... top four point scorers return, as do eight of top nine ... nine different goal scorers are back ... six of last year's seven defenders return, as does one of the Purple Knights' two starting goalies from 2018-19 ... 13 skaters who appeared in at least 22 games return ... eight losses came by three goals or fewer ... allowed three goals or less in 11 contests ... 18 of 23 players have college experience.

KEY DATES
Saint Michael's opens the season with eight straight NEWHA games, all coming during two-game weekend series, beginning at Post University on Friday and Saturday ... the Purple Knights host their next six outings ... varsity newcomer Long Island University visits Cairns Arena on Nov. 1-2, 2019 NEWHA Tournament runner-up Franklin Pierce University comes to the town the following weekend, and defending NEWHA postseason champion Saint Anselm College caps the run on Nov. 15-16 ... after the eight straight conference games, the Purple Knights play eight straight non-league contests before finishing the regular season with 12 of their final 13 games in league ... each of the Purple and Gold's four contests with NEWHA foe Sacred Heart University take place in the second semester ... the NEWHA Tournament begins on Feb. 18 and 19 with first-round games for the lowest four seeds, while Saint Anselm is the predetermined host of the Final Four on Feb. 22-23.

SENIORS (6)

  • Arianna Boscia (Cranston, R.I./La Salle Academy), defense | 25 games | 6 goals | 7 assists | 2 power-play goals | 1 shorthanded goal
  • Torrie Gray (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North), defense | captain | 25 games | 3 assists | +2 rating
  • Jordan Monbouquette (Wayland, Mass./Lawrence Academy), forward | alternate captain | 25 games | 9 goals (team leader) | 2 power-play goals | 3 game-winning goals
  • Amanda Nelson (White River Junction, Vt./Hartford), defense | 25 games
  • Vika Simons (Essex Junction, Vt./Minnesota Duluth Club), goalie | 2018-19 NEWHA All-Rookie Team | 13 games in 1st year of varsity college ice hockey | 12 starts | .912 save percentage | 3.68 GAA | 35.0 saves per game | 2 shutouts
  • Alissa Sullivan (Hingham, Mass./Hingham), defense | 2nd-year captain | 25 games | 1 goal | 6 assist | 1 power-play goal

JUNIORS (9)

  • Elena Avradopoulos (Northboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional), forward | 16 games
  • Lizzie Blanchard (New Bedford, Mass./New Bedford), forward | 25 games | 1 goal | 1 assist
  • Alyssa Cimino (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley), goalie | 3 games | 1 start | 68:28 | 35 saves
  • Abby Dirks (Danvers, Mass./Pingree School), defense | 24 games
  • Krista Ferrari (Dunstable, Mass./East Coast Wizards), forward | alternate captain | 24 games | 5 goals | 4 assists | 217 faceoff wins (team leader)
  • Maddie Gervais (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic), forward | 22 games | 4 goals | 10 assists (team leader)
  • Courtney Kelly (Arlington, Mass./Boston Jr. Shamrocks), defense | 25 games | 3 goals | 9 assists | 1 shorthanded goal
  • MacRae McCarthy (Ithaca, N.Y./Syracuse Nationals), forward | 25 games | 2 assists
  • Riley Nichols (Gilford, N.H./Tilton School), forward | 25 games | 2 goals | 4 assists

SOPHOMORES (3)

  • Gabriella Dicomitis (Warwick, R.I./Williston Northampton School), goalie | did not make any appearances
  • Jenna Harrison (Kitchener, Ontario/Wellesley), forward | 25 games | 9 assists | 46.3% on faceoffs (team leader)
  • Erica Pareja (Odenton, Md./Washington Pride), forward | 15 games

FIRST-YEARS (5)