Five Women's Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors, Quizon Is Player Of The Year

March 2, 2005

3/2/05 - Five members of the Middlebury College women's hockey team were named to the All-NESCAC team today. Senior Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.), juniors Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Kate Kogut (Springfield, Mass.), along with sophomore Emily McNamara (N. Hampton, N.H.) were all selected to the first-team, while sophomore Shannon Tarrant (Brookfield, Conn.) earned second-team honors. Quizon was also deemed the league's Player of the Year. The five are preparing to lead the Panthers into this weekend's NESCAC semifinals at Bowdoin College.

Quizon is the second Panther to win Player of the Year honors after Angela Kapus garnered the honor in '03. She is also a first-team All-NESCAC selection for the second straight season, earning second-team All-American honors in '04. The junior leads the NESCAC and ranks third in the nation with 1.96 points/game this season. She also tops NESCAC players with 1.32 assists/game, ranking second nationally. Quizon has 16 goals and 33 assists for 49 points on the season, with six power play and three game-winning goals.

Earning first-team honors for the second consecutive season was Gifis. The senior earned second-team All-American honors last season, and ranks second on the team this year in points with 40, to go along with 24 goals and 16 assists. Her 0.96 goals/game leads the NESCAC, while placing her fourth among the nation's leaders. She also leads the league and the nation with nine power play goals on the season.

Kogut is the league's first-team All-NESCAC goaltender for the second straight season. She has a 14-3-1 record on the year, ranking second in the NESCAC with a 1.49 GAA and a .924 save percentage to go along with her six shutouts.

Defenders McNamara and Tarrant also earned spots on the All-NESCAC teams. The duo helped lead a Middlebury defense that allowed just 1.36 goals/game this season, killing .922 of its opponents power plays.   McNamara earns her first post-season accolade as she was selected to the All-NESCAC first team. The sophomore defender has played in all 25 games this season, earning seven goals and seven assists for 14 points on the season.

Tarrant was a second-team selection on the league's all-conference team. A first-team All-American and All-NESCAC selection last season, the sophomore has appeared in all 25 games this season. She owns six goals and 16 assists for 22 points in '04-'05.