Ten Panthers named to NEHC All-Academic Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Ten members of the Plymouth State University women's ice hockey team were honored by the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) when the league announced its All-Academic team recipients on Thursday.
Seniors Caitlin Connor (Bow, N.H.), Eleanor Hudson (Baltimore, Md.), Maddie Kabasakalian (Kent, Conn.), Sydney Linnick (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and Alie Louie (Mount Laurel, N.J.), juniors Gabbie Igo (Phoenix, Arix.) and Marykate Thompson (Glastonbury, Conn.) and sophomores Hannah Bradshaw (Traverse City, Mich.), Zoë Killisch (Vienna, Austria) and Kassidy Lyons (Upper Blackville, New Brunswick) were all honored for the Panthers.
To be eligible for All-Academic recognition a student-athlete must have completed one full year at their current institution (freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible) and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 after the completion of the fall academic semester. A total of 98 student-athletes from the league earned the honor, with athletes representing all ten member institutions. Norwich, Salem State and Southern Maine tied for the most athletes recognized with 14 honorees each.
Plymouth State finished with an 8-17-2 overall record and went 5-9-2 in conference play to earn the seventh seed for the NEHC Tournament. The Panthers skated to a 2-1 upset win over second seeded Castleton in the quarterfinal round before falling to eventual champion and #7-nationaly ranked Norwich in the semifinals. The playoff win was the program's second in school history, with both coming within the last three years.
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