2002–03 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season

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2002–03 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season
CHA Regular season champions
CHA Playoff champions
Conference CHA
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 10
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 10
Record
Overall 25-8-1
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Michael Sisti
Alternate captain(s) Chrissy Yule[1]

The Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team represented Mercyhurst College. The Lakers played in the first season of College Hockey America and CJ Ireland was team captain. In the Lakers first CHA season, the Lakers were 25-8-1. During the regular season, the Lakers finished first in the CHA. The Lakers would proceed to win the conference's playoffs, and finish the year ranked 10th in the national polls. Mercyhurst won the regular-season CHA title with a conference record of 6 wins and 0 losses. In the 6 conference games, the Lakers outscored its opposition by a 26-9 mark.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Players[edit]

  • Desi Clark started eleven games while appearing in twelve. She had eight wins, two losses and one tie. Her goals against average was 1.64 and she had two shutouts. In addition, Clark was a four-time CHA Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Captain CJ Ireland was in her senior year. She scored 43 goals and set a record for most goals scored in one season by a Lakers player (since broken). Her exploits were featured in Sport's Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section (week of April 13).[3] Ireland graduated as the career leader in goals, assists, and points (since broken).[4]
  • Danielle Lansing appeared in 34 games and registered twelve points (five goals and seven assists). During the season, she was honoured as CHA Rookie of the Week on three separate occasions.
  • Sara McDonald appeared in 34 games. Statiscally, she led the Lakers with 16 goals. Overall, she had 26 points and tied for the team lead.
  • Samantha Shirley appeared in 34 games and tied for the team lead with 26 points (15 goals and 11 assists). Statistically, Shirley led the Lakers squad in power play goals (5) and game-winning goals (4). Shirley was named CHA Rookie of the Year and during the season, she was named CHA Rookie of the Week six times.

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; GW = Game Winning Goals; PPL = Power Play Goals; SHG = Short Handed Goals

Player GP G A Pts GW PPL SHG
Sara McDonald 34 16 10 26 3 3 0
Samantha Shirley 33 15 11 26 4 5 0
Jessica Dillabough 34 7 18 25 1 1 0
Chrissy Yule 34 8 16 24 1 3 0
Jennifer Jeffrey 34 7 17 24 2 1 0
C.J. Ireland 34 11 12 23 2 3 1
Lyndsay Barch 34 10 8 18 3 2 0
Randi Pilger 32 6 7 13 2 3 0
Lindsay Dellow 33 3 10 13 0 0 0
Danielle Lansing 34 5 7 12 2 1 0
Britney Millar 34 4 8 12 1 2 0
K.C. Gallo 31 4 5 9 3 2 0
Aimee Collins 33 3 5 8 1 0 0
Tracy Logan 32 2 1 3 0 0 0
Seanna Murphy 25 1 1 2 0 0 0
Christy Vinge 13 0 2 2 0 0 0
Mariann MacDougall 33 0 1 1 0 0 0
Rachelle Haight 6 0 1 1 0 0 0
Elizabeth Betteridge 33 0 1 1 0 0 0
Tiffany Ribble 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natalie Schembri 14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kerry Ryan 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shivaun Siegl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Desirae Clark 12 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Desi Clark, CHA All-Academic Team.[6]
  • CJ Ireland, CHA All-First Team
  • CJ Ireland, CHA All-Academic Team.
  • CJ Ireland, Mercyhurst College Female Student Athlete of the Year.
  • Danielle Lansing, All-CHA Rookie Team.[7]
  • Sara McDonald, CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 11)
  • Sara McDonald, CHA All-Academic Team
  • Sara McDonald, First Team All-CHA
  • Sara McDonald, Division I Academic All-American [8]
  • Tiffany Ribble, NCAA leader, 2002-03 season, Save percentage, .932[9]
  • Tiffany Ribble, NCAA leader, 2002-03 season, Goals Against Average, .932
  • Samantha Shirley, All-CHA Rookie Team
  • Samantha Shirley, CHA All-Tournament Team
  • Samantha Shirley, CHA Rookie-of-the-Year.[10]
  • Chrissy Yule, CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of January 14)
  • Chrissy Yule, CHA All-Tournament Team[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chrissy Yule Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "History of College Hockey America". College Hockey America. Archived from the original on 12 March 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Faces in the Crowd". SportsIllustrated.com. April 13, 2003. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Mercyhurst Lakers Women's Hockey 2002-2003 Statistics: Overall". USCHO.com. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Danielle Lansing Mercyhurst". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Sara McDonald Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  9. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_icehockey_rb/2011/DI.pdf
  10. ^ "Mercyhurst Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Chrissy Yule Player Profile". Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 

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