Kelly Babstock Named To 2010-11 New England Division I Women's Hockey All-Star Team

HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named to the 2010-11 New England Division I Women's Hockey All-Star Team, as announced by the committee on Wednesday, Mar. 30. The recipients, consisting of six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders, were chosen by administrators and members of the media.

Babstock, who is one of only two freshmen to be honored with a selection, joins three other ECAC Hockey skaters on the All-Star Team. The award is well deserved, as the freshman was named ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year at season's end. Babstock was also named to the All-League First-Team, as well as the All-Rookie Team. She finished the 2010-11 season as the ECAC Hockey leader in goals (30), assists (29) and points (59).

Babstock was a two-time ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week recipient and a five-time Rookie of the Week award winner. She also received Quinnipiac University accolades throughout the season, as she was named Quinnipiac Female Athlete of the Month for the months of November, December, and February.

Joining Babstock on the All-Star team are goaltenders Molly Schaus (Boston College) and Jackee Snikeris (Yale), as well as defenders Catherine Ward (Boston University), Courtney Birchard (New Hampshire), Amber Yung (Providence) and Josephine Pucci (Harvard). The five other forwards are Marie-Philip Poulin (Boston University), Mary Restuccia (Boston College), Jenn Wakefield (Boston University), Kelli Stack (Boston College) and Kelly Foley (Dartmouth).

Head Coach Mark Hudak from Dartmouth was named Coach of the Year, while Kelli Stack was named Player of the Year.

2010-11 New England Women's Division I All-Stars

Goalies
Molly Schaus, Sr. (Boston College)
Jackee Snikeris, Sr. (Yale)

Defense
Catherine Ward, Sr. (Boston University)
Courtney Birchard, Sr. (New Hampshire)
Amber Yung, Sr. (Providence)
Josephine Pucci, So. (Harvard)

Forwards
Kelly Babstock, Fr. (Quinnipiac)
Marie-Philip Poulin, Fr. (Boston University)
Mary Restuccia, Jr. (Boston College)
Jenn Wakefield, Jr. (Boston University)
Kelli Stack, Sr. (Boston College)
Kelly Foley, Jr. (Dartmouth)

2010-11 New England Hockey Awards

Coach of the Year
Mark Hudak (Dartmouth)

Player of the Year
Kelli Stack, Sr., F (Boston College)