Toronto’s Sophie Jaques has received the Patty Kazmaier Award as the highest participant in ladies’s NCAA Division 1 hockey.
Jaques is the primary Ohio State participant to earn the honour and simply the second defender because it was established in 1998.
She helped the Buckeyes to a 33-5-2 document and a berth into Sunday’s NCAA nationwide championship recreation towards Wisconsin.
Jaques led all NCAA defenders in factors (48), objectives (24), power-play objectives (9) and factors per recreation (1.23) by way of 40 video games.
Edmonton ahead Danielle Serdachny from Colgate College and Swiss ahead Alina Mueller at Northeastern had been finalists for the award introduced Saturday in Duluth, Minn., through the ladies’s Frozen 4.
Jaques, on the Buckeyes’ prime defensive pairing, helped Ohio State maintain opponents to 1.75 objectives per recreation.
Jaques additionally blocked 55 pictures this season.
The 22-year-old is pursuing a grasp’s diploma in civil engineering at Ohio State.
2022 award finalist
The award is called in honour of the late Patty Kazmaier, who performed for Princeton from 1981 to 1986.
She died at age 28 of a blood illness.
Jaques was among the many three Kazmaier finalists final 12 months.
“Receiving this award is one thing I by no means even may have imagined was doable,” Jaques mentioned in an announcement from Ohio State.
“I’m grateful to be a recipient of an award named after the unimaginable athlete, scholar and human being, Patty Kazmaier.
“Whereas that is a person award, I’ve been supported by an entire workforce of individuals all through this season and my profession at Ohio State, and I owe this all to my coaches and teammates over the past 5 years.”
Earlier Canadian winners of the 25-year-old award:
- Jennifer Botterill (2001, 2003)
- Sara Bauer (2006)
- Sarah Vaillancourt (2008)
- Vicky Bendus (2010)
- Jamie Lee Rattray (2014)
- Ann-Renee Desbiens (2017)
- Daryl Watts (2018)
- Loren Gabel (2019)
- Elizabeth Giguere (2020)
The award winner is chosen by a 13-member panel of Division 1 ladies’s hockey coaches, media, and a member of USA Hockey.