The USA Hockey Foundation today announced the 10 finalists for the 2018 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.
The honor is bestowed annually upon the top player in NCAA Division I women’s hockey, and this year will be unveiled at a brunch ceremony at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday, March 17, as part of the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four weekend hosted by the University of Minnesota.
|Victoria Bach||F||Sr.||Boston University|
|Brittany Howard||F||Sr.||Robert Morris|
|Caitrin Lonergan||F||So.||Boston College|
|Toni Ann Miano||D||Sr.||Boston College|
|Daryl Watts||F||Fr.||Boston College|
The selection process commenced earlier this month when NCAA Division I women’s hockey coaches were asked to nominate players for the award. Players who were nominated by multiple coaches were then placed on an official ballot, which was sent back to the coaches to vote for the top 10 finalists.
The independent accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, tabulated the ballots.
The three finalists, including the recipient of the 2018 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, will be chosen by a 13-person selection committee made up of NCAA Division I women’s hockey coaches, representatives of print and broadcast media, an at-large member and representative of USA Hockey. The top three finalists will be announced on Thursday, March 1.