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2008 Team MVP Mel Brunet
Women's Hockey Concludes Season at Annual Banquet

March 29th, 2008

ASTON, Pa. - Freshman goaltender Mel Brunet (Sudbury, ONT) was awarded for her play in the 2007-07 season. The first award Mel earned was the Most Valuable Player in the Playoffs.  Mel posted an outstanding .960 save percentage in the 3-1 loss to Utica College in the Quarterfinals of the ECAC West Playoffs.  She made multiple stops in the final period to give the Knights a chance to tie the game at 2.  On her second strut to the podium, Brunet was honored with the acclaimed Most Valuable Player of the Year award.  On her way to being named the ECAC Rookie of the Year, Mel posted a .939 save percentage while sporting a 2.54 GAA. 


Freshman forward Jessica Schroeder (Sudbury, ONT) was awarded the teams' Offensive Player of the Year for 2007-08.  On the season, Jessica notched 18 goals and 9 assists for 27 points.  Six of her 18 goals came on the power play, 2 others were game winners.  The 4 time ECAC Player of the Week was also named to the ECAC All-Rookie team.     


Senior Captain Sam May (Whitestone, NY) was the recipient of the Knights' 2007-2008 St. Francis and Clare Award. This award, which is presented to the individual who made significant contributions to the well-being of the team in terms of attitude, improvement and leadership, is one of the highest honors to be given to a Knight.


Defenseman of the Year award was presented to a very deserving player, Robyn Armstrong (Sudbury, ONT).  Armstrong concluded a career high season in points and goals, with 8 goals and 16 assists for 24 points. Four of her 8 goals came on the power play, 2 of which were game winners.  The defensive specialist blocked numerous shots for the Knights as they went down the important stretch of games.  Robyn was named to the ECAC West First team, which names her as one of the top 2 defenseman in the league.


The 7th man award, which is given annually to the unexpected player that contributes everything for the benefit of the team, was senior Jessica McAllister, (Philadelphia, Pa). Jessica played in every game this season and was instrumental in the come from behind tie with Cortland in the last 25 seconds of the game down 4-2.  On a designed play, the Knights won the face-off towards the net, McAllister assisted on Jessica Schroeder's rebound goal with less than 3 seconds to go. 


Arguably the most emotional banquet in recent memory, the Knights said good bye to their seniors that help build this program to where it is today.  All 8 seniors will demonstrate their hard work off the ice by walking through graduation together on May 17th, 2008.



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