Mercyhurst leads the way at CHA awards banquet

Mercyhurst captain Emily Janiga was the big winner at the CHA awards banquet on Thursday (photo: Mercyhurst Athletics).

Three Mercyhurst players took home individual honors at the annual College Hockey America awards banquet on Thursday.

Emily Janiga was named Player of the Year and CHA scoring champion after collecting 20 goals among 31 points for the Lakers.

Molly Byrne earned Best Defenseman honors and Amanda Makela took home the CHA Goaltending Trophy.

RIT’s Lindsay Grigg was tabbed Best Defensive Forward, Syracuse’s Stephanie Grossi won Rookie of the Year laurels and Paul Flanagan from Syracuse was named Coach of the Year.

In addition, RIT’s Taylor Thurston picked up the Individual Sportsmanship Award and Penn State earned the Team Sportsmanship Award.

The CHA also announced its two All-Conference Teams and All-Rookie Team.

2014-15 CHA All-Conference First Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Shara JasperFLindenwood
Emily JanigaFMercyhurst
Melissa PiacentiniFSyracuse
Molly ByrneDMercyhurst
Nicole RenaultDSyracuse
Nicole HensleyGLindenwood

2014-15 CHA All-Conference Second Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Rebecca VintFRobert Morris
Laura BowmanFPenn State
Jenna DingeldeinFMercyhurst
Mikaela LowaterDRobert Morris
Akane HosoyamadaDSyracuse
Jennifer GilliganGSyracuse

2014-15 CHA All-Rookie Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
Sarah RobelloFMercyhurst
Stephanie GrossiFSyracuse
Alysha BurrisFSyracuse
Christa VuglarDRIT
Bella SuttonDPenn State
Hannah EhresmannGPenn State