ARMY ROTC PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Alina Mueller - Northeastern
Junior Forward; Winterthur, Switzerland
Alina Mueller led the NCAA with 12 assists, 16 points, six
power-play assists and six power-play points in just seven
games over the month of February, lifting Northeastern
into the Hockey East semifinals and to the top ranking
in the country. She recorded at least one point in six of
her seven games, including a four-assist outing on Feb.
5 and a five-point night on Feb. 6. On February 26, she
was named a Top 10 Finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award,
given to the nation’s top player, for the second year in a
row and was named a finalist for Hockey East Player of the
Year on March 1. Mueller is also one of just two unanimous
selections to the Hockey East All-Star First Team.
Runner-up: Chloe Aurard, Northeastern
PRO AMBITIONS ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
Brooke Becker - Providence
Defense; Orchard Park, N.Y.
Becker tied for the lead among all league rookies with five
assists and six points, doing so in three fewer games than
anyone else in Hockey East. The defender’s six points
were the most of any rookie blueliner in the nation. Her
two power-play assists were also most among all first-year
league players. Becker enjoyed two multi-point outings,
including a three-point (1g, 2a) night on February 28 to
help lead the Friars past Boston University in the Hockey
East Quarterfinals, the programs first-ever postseason
win over the Terriers. Her first assist set up the decisive
tally in that contest.
Runner-up: Catherine Foulem, Boston University
HOCKEY EAST GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH
Aerin Frankel - Northeastern
Junior; Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Frankel continued to rewrite the record books in the month
of February, setting new Northeastern overall career records
for wins (74) and shutouts (27). She posted her 25th
blank sheet in Hockey East play on February 6, setting a
new conference career mark. The senior netminder posted
three shutouts, allowing just four goals in seven appearances,
and league the nation in goals against average
(0.57), save percentage (.972), wins (7), and shutouts (3.)
On February 26, she was named a Top 10 Finalist for the
Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the nation’s top player,
and a finalist for Hockey East Player of the Year on March
1. Frankel was also named a First Team Hockey East All-
Star for the third year in a row.
Runner-up: Samantha Carpentier-Yelle, UConn