Yale Tied for Best in League with 16 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selections

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The Yale lineup. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

All Four Seniors Honored

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team had 16 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Tuesday. Yale tied Union for the most selections among the league's 12 teams, making this the second season in a row Yale has led the league. The Bulldogs' honorees included all four members of the Class of 2012: forward Lauren Davis (Morrison, Colo.), defenseman Heather Grant (Toronto, Ont.), forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) and goalie Genny Ladiges (Almonte, Ont.). That quartet combined for 15 All-Academic Team selections during the past four years.

Players are eligible for the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team if they earned a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have an average GPA of 3.00 over the past three semesters.

The complete list of Yale's honorees and their majors:

  • Erin Callahan *** (Kenilworth, Ill./Wisconsin Wild/New Trier), Jr., Political science
  • Jenna Ciotti ** (Manotick, Ont./Ottawa Senators/St. Mark), So., Psychology
  • Lauren Davis **** (Morrison, Colo./Colorado Select/St. Mary's Academy), Sr., Political science
  • Paige Decker ** (New Preston, Conn./Conn. Polar Bears/Westminster School), So., American studies
  • Emily DesMeules *** (North Pomfret, Vt./North American Hockey Academy), Jr., Political science
  • Heather Grant **** (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Aeros/Lawrence Park), Sr., History of science, history of medicine
  • Aleca Hughes **** (Westwood, Mass./Conn. Stars/Hotchkiss), Sr., American studies
  • Lynn Kennedy * (Markham, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros/Markham District), Fr., Undeclared
  • Genny Ladiges *** (Almonte, Ont./Ottawa Jr. Capitals/Almonte and District), Sr., Psychology
  • Jaimie Leonoff * (Montreal, Que./Belle Tire/Pomfret), Fr., Undeclared
  • Jen Matichuk ** (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School), Jr., Film studies
  • Patricia McGauley ** (Wilcox, Sask./Regina Rebels/Athol Murray College of Notre Dame), So., Psychology
  • Danielle Moncion ** (Round Lake Center, Ont./Deerfield), Jr., Environmental studies
  • Kelsey Summers * (West Bloomfield, Mich./Little Caesars/Marian), Fr., Undeclared
  • Natalie Wedell *** (Arden Hills, Minn./Mounds View), Jr., Economics
  • Alyssa Zupon *** (Basking Ridge, N.J./N.J. Rockets/Pingry), Jr., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

* times honored in career

2011-12 ECAC Hockey All Academic Selections by School
Yale, Union 16
Cornell, Dartmouth 15
Clarkson, Quinnipiac 14
Princeton, Rensselaer 13
St. Lawrence 12
Brown 11
Harvard 9
Colgate 6

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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