Zingler Earns ECAC Player of the Week Honors

Jan. 22, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A finalist for the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Competition, senior forward Sheila Zingler (Wausau, Wisc.) has been stating her case for inclusion in that event lately with a nine-game point scoring streak. Now she can add ECAC Player of the Week to her resume, as Zingler was picked for that award after a five-point weekend against Cornell and Colgate.

Zingler scored three goals, including the game-winning goal on Friday and the game-tying goal on Saturday, and added two assists as Yale beat the Big Red 5-1 and tied the Raiders 2-2 in overtime. Her three goals came on just five shots and she did not incur a penalty all weekend. She was +5 for the two games and is at +17 for the year.

Zingler has 15 points (7-8-15) during her nine-game streak and a career-high 11 goals and 21 points for the season. She has been held without a point in only four of Yale's 20 games this year. She is tied for seventh all-time at Yale in assists (43) and is 10th in points (75).

Zingler and her linemates, sophomore forward Crysti Howser (Wilmette, Ill.) and senior forward Jenna Spring (Cranbrook, B.C.), have combined for 41 points in the last eight games.

This marks the first time a Bulldog has been named ECAC Player of the Week since Erin Duggan `06 won the award Jan. 17, 2006.

Yale returns to action vs. Brown at Ingalls Rink Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

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

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