Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Coyne Named February Warrior Player of the Month
Boston College's Newkirk Tapped Top Rookie, Burt is Best Goalie
Senior Forward; Palos Heights, Illinois
Kendall Coyne led the nation in scoring in February, racking up 18 points and a national-best 13 goals in just eight games. She found the back of the net in seven of her eight contests during the month, including five games with multiple goals and one hat trick in a quarterfinal game against Providence. She netted the game-winning goal in the Beanpot semifinals to push the Huskies into the championship game and scored seven points (5g, 2a) in a playoff series to propel her squad into the WHEA semifinal weekend.
Runner-up: Megan Keller, Boston College (So., D; Farmington Hills, Mich.)
Forward; Scottsdale, Arizona
Newkirk picked up 17 points in the month of February, leading all freshman in the NCAA in scoring. She netted six goals and dished out 11 helpers on the month. The 11 assists ranked second in the country among all skaters in the country, behind only teammate Megan Keller. She recorded at least one point in eight of her team's nine games, all victories, and registered five multi-point games, including five points in a two-game playoff series.
Runner-up: Alyson Matteau, Maine (Fr., D; Mirabel, Quebec)
Sophomore; Lynn, Massachusetts
Burt continued her record-breaking sophomore campaign in February, setting all-time program marks in single-season shutouts (12) and career shutouts (22) in just her second year. She captured the Bertagna Award as the statistical goaltending leader in the Beanpot, pitching two blank sheets as the Eagles claimed the fifth title in program history. In one week, she backboned BC to two wins over No. 6 Northeastern, stopping 22 shots for a shutout in the Beanpot title game and turning in a 27-save performance just three days later against the Huskies.
Runner-up: Elaine Chuli, UConn (Sr., G; Waterford, Ont.)