Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey

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Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey
Current season
University Princeton University
Conference ECAC
Head coach Jeff Kampersal
14 year, 217–170–40
Arena Hobey Baker Memorial Rink
Location Princeton, New Jersey
Colors Orange and Black


NCAA Tournament Appearances

The Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey team represents Princeton University.


On November 24, 1979, the Princeton Tigers played their first varsity game against the University of Pennsylvania.[1] In winter of 1982, Princeton would snap the Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey program's string of six straight Ivy League titles.

In 1987, Mollie Marcoux joined the Princeton Tigers. In her four years with the Tigers, Marcoux would gain eight letters in athletics (in hockey and soccer) and four All-Ivy selections in hockey. Former Princeton player and assistant coach Laura Halldorson would coach the Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey program to the 2004 NCAA title.[2]

On February 26, 2010, Princeton would be part of NCAA ice hockey history. With a 5-1 loss to the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey program, Harvard coach Katey Stone became women's college hockey's all-time winningest coach, surpassing former Princeton player and Minnesota head coach Laura Halldorson. [3]

On December 31, 2010, Rachel Weber made 24 saves as the Tigers upset the fifth ranked Boston College Eagles by a 3-0 margin. It was Weber’s third shutout in four games and her goals against average for the season was lowered to 1.93[4] In three games played between January 3 and 8, 2011, Rachel Weber earned three victories and allowed only one goal. On January 3, she defeated Quinnipiac by a 3-0 tally and shutout Clarkson by a 2-0 score on January 7. The following day, she gave up her only goal of the week in a 3-1 win over St. Lawrence. Her shutout streak spanned six games and lasted 289:43. She is now the owner of the longest shutout streak in ECAC history[5] and the fourth longest in NCAA Division I since the 2000-01 season.

Year by year[edit]

Year Wins Losses Ties Coach Postseason
2009-10 Jeff Kampersall
2008-09 18 11 2 Jeff Kampersall
2007-08 14 12 6 Jeff Kampersall


Notable players[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Amy Bourbeau, 2011 AHCA Assistant Coach Award (inaugural winner)[7]
  • Danielle DiCesare, Forward, Sophomore, 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy
  • Patty Kazmaier, All-Ivy League Honorable Mention honors as a freshman
  • Patty Kazmaier, All-Ivy League Second Team in her sophomore and junior seasons
  • Patty Kazmaier, All-Ivy League First Team and All-Eastern College Athletic Conference First Team as a senior
  • Patty Kazmaier, Ivy League Most Valuable Player (1986)[8]
  • Mollie Marcoux, four-time All-Ivy (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991)
  • Marykate Oakley, Second Team All-Ivy League, 2007–08, Forward, Princeton (Senior)
  • Paula Romanchuk, Forward, Sophomore, 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy
  • Sasha Sherry, Second Team All-ECAC, 2010–11[9]
  • Rachel Weber, Princeton, MLX Skates Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 4, 2011)[4]
  • Rachel Weber, Princeton, MLX Skates Defensive Player of the Week (Week of January 11, 2011)[5]
  • Rachel Weber, Second Team All-ECAC, 2010–11

All-Ivy honors[edit]

  • Sasha Sherry, 2010–11 Second Team All-Ivy
  • Rachel Weber, 2010–11 Second Team All-Ivy[10]
  • Kristen Young, Honorable Mention All-Ivy League, 2007–08, Goaltender, Princeton (Junior) [11]

ECAC honors[edit]

  • Gretchen Anderson, Forward, 2002 All-ECAC North Honorable Mention
  • Katherine Dineen, First Team All-Ivy League, 2007–08, Defenseman, Princeton (Junior)
  • Katherine Dineen, Defense, 2009 First Team All-ECAC[12]
  • Katherine Dineen, 2009 ECAC Best Defenseman[12]
  • Aviva Grumet-Morris, Defense, 2002 ECAC North First Team
  • Jeff Kampersal: 2002 ECAC North Coach of the Year[13]
  • Jeff Kampersal, 2009 ECAC Coach of the Year
  • Katharine Maglione, Defense, 2002 ECAC North All-Rookie Team
  • Mollie Marcoux, All ECAC in 1991
  • Mollie Marcoux, All-ECAC team of the decade (1990 ‘s)
  • Mollie Marcoux, Ivy League's Silver Anniversary ice hockey team (selected in 1999).[14]
  • Sasha Sherry, First Team All-Ivy League, 2007-08, Defenseman, Princeton (Freshman)
  • Sasha Sherry Defense, 2009 First Team All-ECAC
  • Sasha Sherry, Defense, Junior, 2010 Second Team All-Ivy[15]

Prinecton's Patty Kazmaier Award[edit]

Of note, the Tigers also have their own Patty Kazmaier Award. Unlike the NCAA award, this award is given annually to a senior member of the women's hockey team. The criteria includes making the greatest contribution to the program during her career and best exemplifying characteristics such as: loyalty and devotion to Princeton Women's Hockey and determination and perseverance under adverse conditions

Year Winner
2010 Stephanie Denino[16]
2009 Kristen Young[17]
2008 Elizabeth Keady
2007 Kimberly Pearce
2006 Heather Jackson
2005 Katharine Maglione
Rebecca Stewart
2004 Lisa Rasmussen
2003 Andrea Kilbourne
2002 Aviva Grumet-Morris
2001 Abbey Fox
Lauren Hayes
2000 Danielle Holtschlag
1999 Elizabeth Shea
1998 Tamara Orlow
1997 Karen Chernisky
Amanda Pfeiffer
1996 Elizabeth Hill
1995 Katherine Issel
1994 Whitney Rogers
1993 Ella Griffith
1992 Christine Pillsbury
1991 Mollie Marcoux
1990 Eleanor Tydings

Tigers in professional hockey[edit]

Player Team League
Stephanie Denino Montreal Stars CWHL
Megan Van Beusekom-Sweerin Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL

See also[edit]


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