POTSDAM Two Clarkson University womens hockey players are among 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award, which goes to the top player in NCAA Division I womens hockey.
Senior Jamie Lee Rattray, who is tied for the national lead in scoring with 55 points, is joined by sophomore defenseman Erin Ambrose, who leads defensemen in goals (13), assists (35) and points (48).
Joining the Clarkson duo among the finalists are goalie Emerance Maschmeyer (Harvard) and forwards Brittany Ammerman (Wisconsin), Kelly Babstock (Quinnipiac), Christine Bestland (Mercyhurst), Rachael Bona and Hannah Brandt (Minnesota), Sara Lefort (Boston) and Jillian Saulnier (Cornell.).
Ambrose was also named as a finalist Thursday for the ECAC Hockey womens Best Defensive Defenseman Award, joining Harvards Sarah Edney and Cornells Alyssa Gagliardi.
The Kazmaier Award will be giving out on March 22 during the Frozen Four weekend and the ECAC Hockey awards will be given out next week during the conference championships.
n SUNY Potsdam freshman Jordan Ott was named the ECAC West Rookie of the Year, highlighting three Bears who made the all-conference womens hockey team.
Ott set a school record with 36 points, finishing with 22 goals, including nine power-play goals. She ranks second nationally in goals per game (0.92) and power-play goals.
Senior captain Amanda Lucky earned honorable mention status. She has three goals and 22 assists this season. Goalie Abby Tardelli, a Potsdam native, made the all-rookie team. She has a 2-5 record with a 3.79 goals-against average and an .892 save percentage.