2009–10 Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey season

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2009–10 Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey season
Harvard Crimson logo.svg
Beanpot Champions
NCAA Regionals, Lost 6–2 vs. Cornell
Conference 3 ECAC
Home ice Bright Hockey Center
Rankings
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 7
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 4
Record
Coaches and Captains
Head Coach Katey Stone
Captain(s) Cori Bassett
Alternate captain(s) Kathryn Farni

The 2009–10 Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey team represented Harvard University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's hockey season. The team was coached by Katey Stone. Assisting Stone were Joakim Flygh, Melanie Ruzzi and Sara DeCosta. The Crimson captured the program's 13th Beanpot title and earned a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals.[1] Games will be broadcast locally on 95.3 FM WHRB.

Offseason[edit]

  • July 10: A trio of former Harvard All-America skaters have been selected to attend the 2009 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival. The festival will take place Aug. 18-24 in Blaine, Minnesota. The three former Harvard skaters are Caitlin Cahow, Julie Chu and Angela Ruggiero.[2] They are among the 41 players who will participate at the festival. It will serve as the selection for the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team. The national squad will compete in the Qwest Tour that begins Sept. 25 and ends prior to the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. The roster for the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team will be announced on August 24.
  • July 27: For the second consecutive year, several current and former members of the Harvard women’s hockey team will raise money for breast cancer research. The members are competing at the Angela Ruggiero Chowder Cup Tournament, at the Foxboro Sports Center July 30-Aug. 2.
    • Among the Harvard members are: Caitlin Cahow, Kirsten Kester, Sarah Wilson, Kate Buesser, Ashley Wheeler, Jillian Dempsey, Josephine Pucci and Kaitlin Spurling. The team will wear pink uniforms during the tournament, donate time off the ice to take breast cancer research donations.[3]
  • August 12: Harvard senior goaltender Christina Kessler made 25 saves to guide Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team to a 4-0 victory over Sweden at the under-22 selection camp at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary, Alberta.[4]
  • Sept 22: Harvard has been picked to finish second in ECAC Hockey, according to the coaches poll released by the conference. Goaltender Christina Kessler has been named to the ECAC Hockey Preseason All-Conference Team for the second consecutive season. Harvard claimed three first-place votes and 103 points in the poll, finishing second in the preseason poll to St. Lawrence.[5]

Recruiting[edit]

Player Nationality Position Notes
Laura Bellamy  United States Goaltender
Margaret Chute  United States Forward
Jillian Dempsey  United States Forward Boston Bruins John Carlton Award winner in 2009[6]
Hilary Hayssen  United States Defense
Josephine Pucci  United States Defense
Kelsey Romatowski  United States Defense
Kaitlin Spurling  United States Forward Chuck Vernon Award winner as Division I Tournament MVP in 2008, was the 2006 and 2007 Eastern Independent League MVP, was a Salem Evening News All-Star and MVP in 2006 and 2007

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Regular season[edit]

  • October 5: The Harvard women’s hockey team was ranked No. 9 in the country. The USCHO.com officials revealed it in their first Top-10 Women’s Hockey Poll of the season. Harvard accumulated 28 points.[8]
  • November 7: The 10th-ranked Harvard women's ice hockey team had a 3-0 shutout victory over No. 7 St. Lawrence at Bright Hockey Center. The Crimson earned the program's 500th victory.[9]
  • December 10: Seniors Cori Bassett and Anna McDonald and junior Kate Buesser have been selected to the ECAC Hockey All-Star Game roster. The all-star team will play the 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team in an exhibition game Sunday, Jan. 2.[10]
  • December 17: Former Crimson skaters and All-Americans Caitlin Cahow ’07-08, Julie Chu ’06-07 and Angela Ruggiero ’02-04 are among 21 players named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team.[11]
  • December 22: Harvard alumnae Jennifer Botterill '02-03 and Sarah Vaillancourt '08-09 are among 21 players who have been selected to represent Canada's National Women's Hockey Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.[12]
  • February 9: Liza Ryabkina's second-period goal beat Northeastern 1-0, as Harvard claimed the Women's Beanpot.[13] The Crimson prevailed in the Beanpot final for the ninth time in the last 12 years and for the 13th time overall.
  • February 17: Four members of the Crimson are nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. The nominees include: Christina Kessler, Kate Buesser, Liza Ryabkina and Leanna Coskren.[14]
  • February 18: Junior forward Liza Ryabkina will be featured in the Feb. 22 edition of Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd column.[15]
  • February 26: With a 5-1 victory over Princeton, Katey Stone became women's college hockey's all-time winningest coach, surpassing former Minnesota head coach Laura Halldorson.[16]
  • March 4: Katie Buesser has been named a finalist for the ECAC Player of the Year Award.[17]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Class Position Height
18 Cori Bassett Senior Defenseman 5-9
27 Alisa Baumgartner Sophomore Forward 5-5
1 Laura Bellamy Freshman Goaltender 5-8
22 Jen Brawn Senior Defenseman 5-8
20 Kate Buesser Junior Forward 5-6
15 Katharine Chute Junior Forward 5-7
7 Margaret Chute Freshman Forward 5-6
11 Deborah Conway Junior Forward 5-4
24 Leanna Coskren Junior Defenseman 5-5
14 Jillian Dempsey Freshman Forward 5-4
8 Kathryn Farni Senior Defenseman 5-10
23 Randi Griffin Senior Forward 5-6
4 Hilary Hayssen Freshman Defenseman 5-8
21 Whitney Kennedy Sophomore Forward 5-8
35 Christina Kessler Senior Goaltender 5-6
10 Anna McDonald Senior Forward 5-9
2 Josephine Pucci Freshman Defenseman 5-8
5 Kelsey Romatoski Freshman Defenseman 5-2
3 Liza Ryabkina Junior Defenseman/Forward 5-9
17 Kaitlin Spurling Freshman Forward 5-9
19 Amy Uber Junior Forward 5-4
12 Ashley Wheeler Junior Defenseman 5-8

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Skaters[edit]

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Kate Buesser 33 16 24 40 1.2121 14 1 2 0
Jillian Dempsey 33 11 16 27 0.8182 12 1 3 1
Liza Ryabkina 24 15 7 22 0.9167 24 4 5 0
Randi Griffin 33 11 10 21 0.6364 28 4 7 0
Leanna Coskren 33 8 11 19 0.5758 14 3 4 0
Cori Bassett 33 4 15 19 0.5758 26 1 1 0
Anna McDonald 33 6 11 17 0.5152 22 1 1 0
Kathryn Farni 33 1 15 16 0.4848 20 0 1 0
Josephine Pucci 31 4 9 13 0.4194 20 0 1 0
Kaitlin Spurling 33 9 3 12 0.3636 16 4 1 0
Katharine Chute 33 5 5 10 0.3030 18 0 0 0
Kelsey Romatoski 23 1 7 8 0.3478 8 0 0 0
Ashley Wheeler 33 2 3 5 0.1515 26 1 0 0
Margaret Chute 33 1 3 4 0.1212 0 0 0 0
Deborah Conway 31 0 2 2 0.0645 4 0 0 0
Alisa Baumgartner 33 0 2 2 0.0606 12 0 0 0
Hilary Hayssen 33 0 0 0 0.0000 12 0 0 0
Laura Bellamy 18 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Kylie Stephens 3 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Christina Kessler 15 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0

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Goaltenders[edit]

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Ties Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Christina Kessler

Postseason[edit]

On March 13, 2010, the Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey program defeated the Crimson by a score of 6-2[19] to earn its first ever trip to the NCAA Frozen Four.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Laura Bellamy, Bertagna Award (Beanpot's top goaltender)
  • Kate Buesser, ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week of November 16)[20]
  • Kate Buesser, New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team[21]
  • Jillian Dempsey, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of November 16)
  • Jillian Dempsey, Harvard, 2010 ECAC All-Rookie Team[22]
  • Randi Griffin, ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 22)[23]
  • Christina Kessler, Pre-Season All-ECAC Team[24]
  • Anna McDonald, Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[25]
  • Liza Ryabkina, Beanpot Most Valuable Player

All-Ivy honors[edit]

  • Cori Bassett, Senior, Defense, 2010 Honorable Mention
  • Kate Buesser, Forward, Junior, 2010 First Team All-Ivy
  • Leanna Coskren, Defense, Junior, 2010 Second Team All-Ivy
  • Jillian Dempsey, Forward, Freshman, 2010 Second Team All-Ivy
  • Christina Kessler, Goaltender, Senior, 2010 Honorable Mention[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katey Stone". Harvard Crimson Athletics. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090710_harvardusa
  3. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090727_chowdercup
  4. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090812_kesslersweden
  5. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090922_Harvard_ECAC
  6. ^ http://bruins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=449590
  7. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2008-09/releases/20090605signingclass
  8. ^ http://hurstathletics.com/news/2009/10/5/WHOCK_1005094806.aspx
  9. ^ http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/110709aaa.html
  10. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20091210_ECAC_Hockey
  11. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20091217_US_Olympics
  12. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20091222_Team_Canada
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  14. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20100217_Kazmaier_Nominees
  15. ^ http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20100218_Ryabkina_SI
  16. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/members/harvard/20100503_StoneFirstHarvardGazette
  17. ^ http://dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=48905&SPID=4726&DB_OEM_ID=11600&ATCLID=204901123
  18. ^ "Harvard Crimson Women's Hockey 2009-2010 Statistics: Overall". USCHO.com. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  19. ^ http://www.cornellbigred.com/news/2010/3/13/WICE_0313103301.aspx
  20. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/20091611_W_Wkly_Awards
  21. ^ "Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team". ECAC Hockey. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  22. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/20102402_W_All_League_All_Rookie
  23. ^ http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Wkly_Award_Winners_02_22.pdf
  24. ^ http://ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/2009_Women-s_Preseaon_All-League_Team.pdf
  25. ^ http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031010aaa.html
  26. ^ "Freshman Katie Jamieson Receives All-Ivy Accolades". February 25, 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 

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