February 28, 2013

Leonoff Named Second Team All-Ivy League

Sophomore Goaltender Posted Fourth Best Save Total in School History

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montreal, Que.), who posted the fourth-best single season save total and sixth-best single season save percentage in school history this past year, has been named second team All-Ivy League. The league made the announcement Thursday.

Leonoff was a major reason why the Bulldogs made dramatic improvements over their 2011-12 season. She raised her save percentage from .865 to .925 while lowering her goals-against average from 6.55 to 2.83. Her save percentage has her ranked 13th in the country right now, and it was 16 percentage points away from the Yale record (.941, Jackee Snikeris '11 in 2010-11).

Only one goaltender in the country currently has more saves than Leonoff (944). That total placed her fourth on Yale's all-time list, trailing only three totals posted by Laurie Belliveau '98 (including the school record, 1,321 saves in 1996-97). Leonoff was particularly proficient at home, averaging 36.2 saves per game at Ingalls Rink (33.5 on the road). She also got better as the season wore on, posting a .933 save percentage and a 2.37 goals-against average from the start of December through the end of the year.

In addition to her own stats, Leonoff also helped backstop a Yale penalty kill unit that ended the season killing off 39 of the last 40 penalties.

In Ivy League games, Leonoff had a .915 save percentage and a 3.12 goals-against average. She started nine of the team's 10 games vs. Ivy opponents, making 45 saves at Dartmouth Feb. 12 and 44 saves vs. Harvard Nov. 3.

A resident of Jonathan Edwards College, Leonoff attended Pomfret and played for Detroit Belle Tire before coming to Yale.

The All-Ivy League team is selected by a vote of the league's eight coaches.

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

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