John Burke led the Engineers to their most successful Division I season in 2008-09. The club finished as the conference’s runner-up at the league tournament (the Engineers defeating Princeton in the quarterfinals, proceeded to beat Harvard in the semifinals with a 3-2 overtime victory) to advance to its first championship appearance. RPI posted an overall record of 19-14-4, including an 11-8-3 ECAC Hockey mark
Freshman Alisa Harrison led the team in points with 31, and in assists with 19. Her 12 goals ranked second. In games against ECAC opponents, Harrison led the team with 19. In addition, she recorded a point in 22 games (seven games were multiple points). From February 14 to March 7, Alisa Harrison went on a six-game scoring streak. Wright was third in the ECAC in scoring by rookies while ranking 15th overall among all players.
Whitney Naslund led the team in goals with 15. Four of said goals came on the power play, and four goals were game-winning goals. Naslund ranked second on the Engineers with 14 assists and 29 points. Against the ECAC, Naslund registered 16 points, and led the team with 9 goals scored against ECAC opponents. Of the 36 games Naslund appeared in, she had a point in 21 games. She was the only player on the team to record two goals in three different games 
Freshman goaltender Sonja van der Bliek played in 35 games and accumulated a record of 18-13-4 record. She also had a 2.10 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. Van der Bliek allowed 75 goals, but registered 820 saves. She spent 2146:29 minutes between the pipes while accumulating five shutouts. Between February 7 and March 7, van der Bliek was in net as RPI had a 7-0-1 record
In the ECAC, she had an 11-8-3 record with a 2.23 goals against average and a .906 save percentage. In the ECAC Hockey goalies, she ranked sixth in GAA and winning percentage, while standing eighth in save percentage. Against ECAC opponents, she had 474 saves while letting in 49 goals. She logged 1315:50 minutes in ECAC games.
Alison Wright was third on the team in scoring with 21 points (8 goals, 12 assists). Wright was the team leader in game-winning goals with four. In addition, she was second in power play goals with three.