Photos courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications and Harvard Athletic Communications
PRINCETON, N.J. -- Cornell junior forward Jill Saulnier (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and Harvard sophomore goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer (Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada) were named Ivy League Women's Ice Hockey Co-Player of the Year when the League announced its annual awards on Thursday.
It is the fifth consecutive year that a Cornell player has earned at least a share of the League's Player of the Year award. Saulnier, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2011-12, had 17 points in 10 Ivy contests this season. Named one of 10 finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award on Thursday, her 10 assists were most in the League, going along with seven goals. Overall, she has 46 points on 23 goals and 23 assists, making her 1.59 points per game third-best in the nation.
Maschmeyer was the League's Rookie of the Year a year ago. Also named a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, she is the first goaltender to earn Player of the Year honors since Brown's Ali Brewer won Co-Player of the Year honors in 2000. It is the fifth time that a goalie has earned the honor and she is just the third individual joining Brewer and Yale's Laurie Belliveau, who won the award three times (1995, 1996, 1998). She is just the third women's ice hockey player in League history to win top rookie and top player honors in consecutive years, joining Cornell's Catherine White (2008-09 and 2009-10) and Harvard's Jennifer Botterill (1998-99 and 1999-2000).
Nationally, Maschmeyer is ninth in the nation in goals against average at 1.60 and fourth in save percentage with a .948. Inside the League, she has a 1.32 GAA and a .953 save percentage, both best in the League.
Cornell's forward Hanna Bunton (Belleville, Ontario, Canada) was named the League's Rookie of the Year. Bunton led all freshman with nine points in League games this season, accumulating three goals and six assists in 10 contests. Overall, she has 17 points in 27 games.
Saulnier and Maschmeyer were unanimous First-Team All-Ivy selections along with Cornell senior defender Alyssa Gagliardi (Raleigh, N.C.). Gagliardi is tied for sixth in the nation in points by a defenseman at 0.83 per contest. She has eight goals and 16 assists in 29 games this season.
There were seven first-team selections due to ties in the voting. Also earning first-team honors were Cornell junior forward Emily Fulton (Stratford, Ontario, Canada), Dartmouth sophomore forward Lindsay Allen (Toronto), Harvard sophomore forward Miye D'Oench (New York) and Harvard sophomore defender Sarah Edney (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada).
Earning second team honors were Cornell senior forward Jessica Campbell (Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada), Harvard junior forward Hillary Crowe (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Harvard sophomore forward Mary Parker (Milton, Mass.), Princeton senior forward Denna Laing (Marblehead, Mass.), Princeton senior defender Rose Alleva (Red Wing, Minn.), Yale senior defender Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), and Brown senior netminder Aubree Moore (Bowie, Md.).
2013-14 WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY ALL-IVY
CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Jill Saulnier, Cornell (Jr., F - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Emerance Maschmeyer, Harvard (So., G - Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Hanna Bunton, Cornell (Fr., F - Belleville, Ontario, Canada)
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
Emily Fulton, Cornell (Jr., F - Stratford, Ontario, Canada)
*Jill Saulnier, Cornell (Jr., F - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)
Lindsey Allen, Dartmouth (So., F - Toronto)
Miye D'Oench, Harvard (So., F - New York)
*Alyssa Gagliardi, Cornell (Sr., D - Raleigh, N.C.)
Sarah Edney, Harvard (Jr., D - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
*Emerance Maschmeyer, Harvard (So., G - Bruderheim, Alberta, Canada)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Jessica Campbell, Cornell (Sr., F - Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Hillary Crowe, Harvard (Jr., F - Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Mary Parker, Harvard (So., F - Milton, Mass.)
Denna Laing, Princeton (Sr., F - Marblehead, Mass.)
Rose Alleva, Princeton (Sr., D - Red Wing, Minn.)
Tara Tomimoto, Yale (Sr., D - Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Aubree Moore, Brown (Sr., G - Bowie, Md.)
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Phoebe Staenz, Yale (Fr., F - Zurich)
Hayleigh Cudmore, Cornell (Sr., D - Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
Cassandra Poudrier, Cornell (So., F - Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Canada)
Marissa Gedman, Harvard (Jr., D - Framingham, Mass.)
Lauren Slebodnick, Cornell (Sr., GK - Manchester, N.H.)
^The number of forwards on the first and second teams expanded to four due to ties in voting