College Hockey:
Mercyhurst’s Bestland earns CHA player of the year honors

The CHA announced its year-end award winners on March 7, with Mercyhurst junior forward Christine Bestland earning player of the year and top scorer laurels.

Lindenwood freshman Nicole Hensley took home rookie of the year honors, Syracuse junior Akane Hosoyamada was named the league’s top defenseman and Syracuse’s Paul Flanagan garnered coach of the year honors.

Mercyhurst senior Stephanie Ciampa took the regular-season goaltending trophy, while Syracuse senior Holly Carrie-Mattimoe was named the individual sportsman of the year. Syracuse junior Margot Scharfe was also honored as the best defensive forward.

The league also named two All-Conference Teams and an All-Rookie Team.

2013 CHA First Team All-Conference

Player's Name
Christine BestlandFJr.Mercyhurst
Shelby BramFSo.Mercyhurst
Rebecca VintFSo.Robert Morris
Akane HosoyamadaDJr.Syracuse
Vaila HigsonDSo.Mercyhurst
Kallie BilladeauGJr.Syracuse

2013 CHA Second Team All-Conference

Player's Name
Alison WickenheiserFSo.Lindenwood
Tenecia HillerFSr.RIT
Nicole FerraraFSo.Syracuse
Margot ScharfeFJr.Syracuse
Molly ByrneDSo.Mercyhurst
Jamie JoslinDSr.Robert Morris
Nicole HensleyGFr.Lindenwood

2013 CHA All-Rookie Team

Player's Name
Emily JanigaFFr.Mercyhurst
Jenna DingeldeinFFr.Mercyhurst
Shannon YoxheimerFFr.Penn State
Lauren KilroyDFr.Mercyhurst
Nicole RenaultDFr.Syracuse
Nicole HensleyGFr.Lindenwood

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  • Powers

    Hensley over Binnington for second team? Ridiculous.

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