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 Räty, 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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