Hamblett, Evangelista Named to All-NEHC Team

Hamblett, Evangelista Named to All-NEHC Team

Hamblett, Evangelista Named All-NEHC

            GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine seniors Jensen Hamblett (Hinesburg, Vt.) and Britney Evangelista (North Smithfield, R.I.) were among the players honored Thursday when the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) announced its women's awards and all-conference teams for the 2018-19 season.

            Selected by the league's head coaches, Hamblett was named to the All-NEHC first team and Evangelista earned a spot in the All-NEHC second team.  Hamblett, receiving the first postseason honor of her career, is the first USM player to be picked for the all-conference first team since Holly Manning back in the 2002-2003 season.  Evangelista is receiving her second all-conference honor after being picked for the all-conference third team as a sophomore in 2016-17.

            "Brit has been such an amazing player for us and she is a big reason for our team's success," commented head coach John Lauziere.

            "Jensen has been the leader on our blue line and her ability to create offense has really shown this year," continued Lauziere.  "I'm very proud of both of them for receiving these honors and for what they have done to improve our program."

            Hamblett is second on the Huskies' scoring list with four goals and a team-high 11 assists for 15 points in 25 games.  She leads the team with three power-play goals and had the game-winning goal in USM's win over New England College last weekend.

            The program's all-time career save percentage leader, Evangelista has compiled a 1.87 goals against average in 14 games this season.   She had a .945 save percentage, a 5-3-6 record and two shutouts during the regular season.  Evangelista was named the NEHC Goaltender of the Week on four occasions this season, and six times in her career.

            Southern Maine opens the 2019 NEHC postseason tournament as the number four seed and hosts fifth-seeded Johnson and Wales University in a quarterfinal round game at the USM Ice Arena on Saturday (4 p.m.).  The postseason home game is the Huskies first since the 2009 playoffs.

 

2018-19 New England Hockey Conference Awards and All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year
Amanda Conway, Norwich University

Goaltender of the Year
Emily Lambert, Norwich University

Rookie of the Year
Shana Cote, Suffolk University

Coach of the Year
Taylor Wasylk, Suffolk University

 

First Team All-Conference

Forward

Amanda Conway, Norwich University

Forward

Sophie McGovern, Norwich University

Forward

Tess Adams, Suffolk University

Defense

Samantha Benoit, Norwich University

Defense

Jensen Hamblett, University of Southern Maine

Goaltender

Emily Lambert, Norwich University

 

Second Team All-Conference

Forward

Jocelyn Forrest, Castleton University

Forward

Adrieana Rossini, Norwich University

Forward

Jane Morrisette, UMass Boston

Defense

Madison Duff, Suffolk University

Defense

Robyn Foley, Norwich University

Goaltender

Britney Evangelista, University of Southern Maine

 

Third Team All-Conference

Forward

Alyssa Hulst, Norwich University

Forward

Aimee Briand, Castleton University

Forward

Shana Cote, Suffolk University

Defense

Arielle Gallucci, UMass Boston

Defense

Casey Traill, Castleton University

Goaltender

Rylie Willis, Castleton University Goaltender

 

Kristen Caporusso, Suffolk University

 

All-Rookie Team

Forward

Shana Cote, Suffolk University

Forward

Haley Poloskey, Suffolk University

Forward

Maddie Moell, Norwich University

Defense

Madison Duff, Suffolk University

Defense

Ryanne Mix, Castleton University

Goaltender

Jasmine Mucci, Johnson & Wales University

 

 

 

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