Three Women's Hockey Players Earn NESCAC Honors - Cellino Is Player Of The Year, McNally Is Rookie

March 6, 2008

Three members of the Middlebury College women's hockey team were honored today by the NESCAC. Junior Annmarie Cellino (W. Seneca, N.Y.) earned first-team honors and was named the Player of the Year, rookie Anna McNally (St. Paul, Minn.) was named Rookie of the Year and was a first-team selection, while senior Karen Levin (Morton Grove, Ill.) also earned first-team honors.

Cellino earns NESCAC Player of the Year honors after another impressive season. The junior led the league with 1.78 points/game and 1.26 assists/game. She has scored a dozen goals in 23 games for a team-high 41 points this season. Cellino is now a two-time first team selection after earning second-team honors her rookie season, when she was the rookie of the year.

McNally was named the league's rookie of the year after scoring more goals than any other player in the league this season. The first-year player has scored 19 goals in 22 games, to go along with 17 assists for 36 points on the season. She also leads the team with four shorthanded goals.

Levin earns first-team honors on defense for the Panthers. The senior helped anchor a defense that allowed a league-best 1.00 goals/game this season, with the conference's second-ranked penalty kill. She is currently third on the team with seven goals and 17 assists for 24 points on the season.