College Hockey:
Harvard Puts 4 on Patty Kazmaier Nominee List

Harvard leads the way with four nominees among the 45 names unveiled Wednesday as candidates for the 2010 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, the prize for the nation’s top women’s college hockey player.

Forwards Kate Buesser and Liza Ryabkina, defender Leanna Coskren and goaltender Christina Kessler represent the Crimson on the list, which will be pared to the top 10 on March 2.

A 13-member selection committee will choose the winner, whose name will be unveiled March 20 on the Minnesota campus during the women’s Frozen Four. The three finalists will be named on March 9.

Six nominees are back from last year’s list: Connecticut defender Cristin Allen, Boston University forward Melissa Anderson, Clarkson goaltender Lauren Dahm, Syracuse goaltender Lucy Schoedel, Clarkson forward Dominique Thibault and Dartmouth forward Amanda Trunzo.

Clarkson, Cornell, Mercyhurst, Minnesota and New Hampshire have three nominees each.

The full list:

Cristin Allen, D, sr., Connecticut
Melissa Anderson, F, sr., Boston University
Jenni Bauer, G, jr., Niagara
Vicki Bendus, F, jr., Mercyhurst
Courtney Birchard, D, jr., New Hampshire
Emmanuelle Blais, F, sr., Minnesota-Duluth
Bailey Bram, F, so., Mercyhurst
Kate Buesser, F, jr., Harvard
Leanna Coskren, D, jr., Harvard
Lauren Dahm, G, jr., Clarkson
Brianna Delaney, F, so., Robert Morris
Kate Dunlop, F, sr., Sacred Heart
Lauren Fontaine, F, jr., Sacred Heart
Laura Fortino, D, fr., Cornell
Laura Fridfinnson, F, jr., Minnesota-Duluth
Laura Gersten, D, sr., Rensselaer
Caitlin Hogan, F, sr., St. Cloud State
Christina Kessler, G, sr., Harvard
Bray Ketchum, F, jr., Yale
Genevieve Lacasse, G, so., Providence
Hokey Langan, F, fr., Ohio State
Micaela Long, F, sr., New Hampshire
Felicia Nelson, F, sr., St. Cloud State
Sara O’Malley, F, jr., Robert Morris
Sarah Parsons, F, sr., Dartmouth
Kelly Paton, F, sr., New Hampshire
Noora Rty, G, fr., Minnesota
Lauriane Rougeau, D, fr., Cornell
Liza Ryabkina, F, jr., Harvard
Jesse Scanzano, F, jr., Mercyhurst
Florence Schelling, G, so., Northeastern
Anne Schleper, D, so., Minnesota
Lucy Schoedel, G, sr., Syracuse
Britney Selina, F, sr., Clarkson
Britni Smith, D, sr., St. Lawrence
Jaclyn Snikeris, G, jr., Yale
Natalie Spooner, F, so., Ohio State
Katie Stewart, F, sr., Colgate
Dominique Thibault, F, sr., Clarkson
Allie Thunstrom, F, sr., Boston College
Zuzana Tomcikova, G, so., Bemidji State
Amanda Trunzo, F, jr., Dartmouth
Sonja van der Bliek, G, jr., Rensselaer
Emily West, F, jr., Minnesota
Catherine White, F, so., Cornell

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