March 4, 2010

Victoria Vigilanti Named Finalist For Two ECAC Postseason Awards

HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) of the Quinnipiac University women's ice hockey team has been named a finalist for the 2009-10 ECAC Goaltender of the Year as well as being named a finalist for the ECAC Rookie of the Year. Vigilanti is one of three finalists for each award as selected by the Leagues' coaches.

Vigilanti finished the season ranked first amongst all conference goaltenders in save percentage with a .957 mark in ECAC play. She finished second in goals against average behind Clarkson junior Lauren Dahm with a 1.15. The freshman also recorded four shutouts in conference play with two of them coming in the month of February. Vigilanti's efforts in net were recognized more than any other conference goaltender throughout the 2009-10 season, as she earned ECAC Goaltender of the Week on four separate occasions this year.

Amongst the rookie class, Vigilanti led all conference rookies in save percentage (.957) and goals against average (1.15). She also topped all rookies in win percentage (.659) as she recorded an 11-4-7 record in ECAC play. Vigilanti ranks second amongst all conference rookies in saves as she stopped 559 shots in 1301 minutes of ECAC-play between the pipes. Her efforts in net for the Bobcats earned Vigilanti the ECAC Rookie of the Week award on three different occasions.

The rookie netminder served as the backbone for the Bobcats as they tallied their most successful season in program history. The team posted their best overall and conference record, as well as earning their first ECAC postseason berth and hosting the first playoff game in the program's nine-year history. For Quinnipiac, Vigilanti concludes her freshman season ranking first all-time in season save percentage (.950), goals against average (1.25), wins (18) and shutouts (5).

Also nominated for the Goaltender of the Year award is Clarkson junior Lauren Dahm and Cornell sophomore Amanda Mazzotta. Rookie of the Year nominees include Cornell defenseman Lauriane Rogeau, and Harvard forward Jillian Dempsey.