Quizon Is National Player of the Year, Midd. Earns Four All-Americans

March 16, 2006

Four members of the Middlebury College women's hockey team were named to the All-American team by the AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association). Senior Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.), senior Kate Kogut (Springfield, Mass.), junior Shannon Tarrant (Brookfield, Conn.) and first-year player Annemarie Cellino (W. Seneca, N.Y.) were all honored. The four players helped lead Middlebury to its third consecutive NCAA title, and fifth national title overall, with a 3-1 win over Plattsburgh last weekend.

Quizon earned first-team honors for the second straight year after being named to the second-team during her sophomore season. The senior also became the fourth Panther to win the National Player of the Year award, following Sylvia Ryan in '00, Michelle Labbe in '01 and Angela Kapus in '03. Quizon had another stellar season for the Panthers, scoring 21 goals and adding 19 assists for 40 points on the year. After suffering a knee injury in the NESCAC title win over Bowdoin, Quizon came back two weeks last with gutsy performances as she scored a goal in both the semifinals and finals to help lead Middlebury to a pair of wins. She ends her career with 107 assists and 169 points, putting her third and fifth respectively on Middlebury's all-time lists. The senior also scored 64 goals in 112 games over her four years at Middlebury.

Tarrant earns second-team honors for the second consecutive season after being named to the first-team in her rookie campaign. The junior is a mainstay on the Panther blue line, allowing the defense to give up just 1.37 goals/game this season, ranking them third nationally. They also boasted the nation's best penalty kill percentage at .955, allowing just seven power play goals on the year. Tarrant scored five goals and dished out 18 assists for 23 points over her 28 games played.

Kogut was the backstop of the Middlebury defense, starting 23 of 29 games this season. She sported a 21-2 record with a 1.68 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. Kogut was unbeatable in the NCAA semifinals and finals, stopping 47 of 49 shots she faced. She ends her career at Middlebury with a 62-6-4 record, to go along with a 1.39 GAA and a .926 save percentage, second-best in school history.

Cellino had an amazing rookie season at Middlebury, leading the team with 26 goals and 21 assists for 47 points. Her .93 goals/game put her third nationally, while her 1.63 points/contest was eighth-best. The rookie was dangerous on the penalty kill, registering seven short handed goals this season. Cellino was equally as tough on the power play, scoring a team high eight goals this season, second nationally.