Quinnipiac Women's Ice Hockey's Kelly Babstock Named Rookie Of The Year & Most Valuable Player At Annual Banquet
HAMDEN, Conn. - Freshman forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was named both the Quinnipiac women's ice hockey Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player at the team's annual end-of-the-year banquet on Sunday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. Junior defender Bethany Dymarczyk (Hamden, Conn.) was named the team's most Outstanding Defensive Player and senior Kelley Davies (Chesapeake, Va.) received the Coaches Award. Junior defender Melissa Perry (Chelsea, Mich.) was named the team's Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Babstock had the most productive season in program-history, breaking the program's single season goals, assists, and points records. The freshman finished with 30 goals and 29 assists for 59 points, ranking first on the team, as well as first among all ECAC Hockey skaters, in all three categories. Her tremendous on-ice performance earned her the title of both ECAC Hockey Rookie and Player of the Year honors, as well as being named to the All-League First Team and All-Rookie Team. She was named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week on two separate occasions, and was named Rookie of the Week five times. Babstock was one of only two freshmen named to the New England Division I Women's Ice Hockey All-Star Team and was honored with Quinnipiac Female Athlete of the Month honors in three separate months (November, December, February).
Dymarczyk finished with career-highs in assists (18) and points (24). Her 24 points had her ranked fourth on the team overall and sixth among all ECAC Hockey defenders. Her plus-21 mark was third-best on the team and sixth-best among ECAC Hockey defenders. Dymarczyk returns as the team's top-scoring defender, as she has tallied 13 goals and 29 assists for 41 points in her career.
Davies was honored with the Coaches' Award following a great season both on and off the ice. The senior contributed three goals and six assists on the season, finishing her career with 15 goals and 17 assists for 32 points. She was a leader off the ice as a main contributor and organizer of the team's many community service projects.
Perry was named the team's Student-Athlete of the Year, as she currently holds a team-high 3.818 cumulative grade point average with a major in physical therapy. The junior scored two goals and added two assists on the year, increasing her career-totals to three goals and 13 assists for 16 career-points.
All-Time Program Award Winners
Year Most Valuable Player Rookie of the Year Coaches' Award Best Defensive Player
2001-02 Mel Courtemanche Caitlin Peters Mel Courtemanche
2002-03 Mel Courtemanche Cara Constantine Candace Boyles
2003-04 Vicky Graham Erin Sweet Sarah Campbell
2004-05 Caitlin Peters Gillian Gallagher Karrah Stephen
& Natashia Pellatt
2005-06 Vicky Graham Kathryn Dallimore Karrah Stephen
2006-07 Jennifer MacLean Ashley Jaffray Karrah Stephen
2007-08 Elyse Cole Trudy Reyns
2008-09 Janine Duffy Chelsea Illchuk Jennifer Skelley Trudy Reyns
2009-10 Kallie Flor Victoria Vigilanti Kelsey Britton Jordan Elkins
2010-11 Kelly Babstock Kelly Babstock Kelley Davies Bethany Dymarczyk