Three Women's Hockey Players Earn NESCAC Honors

March 6, 2014

Three members of the Middlebury College women’s hockey team have earned All-NESCAC honors. First-year player Carly Watson (Montpelier, Vt.) earned a spot on the first team, while senior Jennifer Krakower (Montreal, Que.) and junior Annabelle Jones (Homer, N.Y.) were both named to the second team. The group are awaiting a potential NCAA Tournament bid when the selections are announced on Monday, March 10th.

Watson had an impressive rookie season on the Panther blue line, owning one goal and 19 assists for 20 points in 25 games. She leads the NESCAC with .76 assists/game and .56 power play points/game in ’13-’14. She is second among all defenders with .80 points/game, while ranking third among first-year players. Watson is ranked in the top-10 nationally in points/game for defenders and rookies. This season, she enjoyed four and six-game points streak, including a four-assist effort in a February 4th win over Utica.

Krakower earned a spot on the second-team on defense, owning eight goals and nine assists for 17 points. All of her eight goals came on the power play, where she led the NESCAC with .32 power play points/game. Those eight power play goals place her fifth nationally and first in the league. She is currently second in the NESCAC with .52 power play points/game, while holding down the third spot with .68 points/game among defenders. Krakower also had a big game against Utica, scoring a season-high two goals in the victory. She has played in 111 games at Middlebury, owning 18 goals and 42 assists for 60 points.

Jones also earned a spot on the second-team, starting 18 games between the pipes this season. She currently owns a 12-2-4 record with a 1.51 goals against average and a .936 save percentage. Jones has four shutouts this season to go along with a winning percentage of .778. She leads the NESCAC in GAA and winning percentage, while ranking second in save percentage. Her GAA and winning percentage are both in the top 10 nationally. She earned three shutouts in a five-game stretch this season, going 4-0-1 during that time.