Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Victoria Bach Named Player of the Month
Watts Wins Best Rookie Again; Frankel Earns Top Goaltender Honors
Senior Forward; Milton, Ontario
Victoria Bach led the country in several offensive categories over the month of November, including goals (13), points (21) goals per game (1.62), points per game (2.62), hat tricks (2), plus-minus (+17), shots on goal (61), and shots on goal per game (7.62). She posted four multi-goal games, the most of any player in the nation, and found the back of the net 11 times at even strength. She scored two game-winning goals and assisted on another.
Runner-up: Caitrin Lonergan, BC (So., F; Roslindale, Mass.)
Freshman Forward; Toronto, Ontario
Daryl Watts continued her torrid start to her NCAA career in November, ranking third in the country in scoring with 19 points (7g ,12a). She led the nation with 12 helpers and 1.50 assists per game in the month. Watts finished second in scoring among all league skaters, putting up 11 points (6g, 5a) in conference play in just four games. The freshman forward was named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Week on Nov. 6 for the third week in a row after racking up six points (2g, 4a) in two games.
Runner-up: Maureen Murphy, PC (Fr., F; Buffalo, N.Y.)
Freshman; Briarcliff Manor, New York
Aerin Frankel stepped into the Northeastern net in November and appeared in six games, claiming a 3-2-1 record that included handing then-undefeated #1 Wisconsin its first loss of the season. Frankel earned the second-best save percentage (.950) and goals against average (1.60) in Hockey East over the month of November. Those numbers were tops among netminders who played at least 51% of her team's minutes. She allowed more than one two goals just once, and pitched two shutouts, the most blank sheets of any WHEA backstop in November.
Runner-up: Samantha Ridgewell, MC (Jr., G; Outlook, Sask.)