18 Aleca Hughes
18 Aleca Hughes
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Westwood, Mass.
High School: Hotchkiss
Position: F
Previous Team: Connecticut Stars
S/C: R

2010-11 (Junior): Finalist for Hockey Humanitarian Award ... Led team in goals (10).

2009-10 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic … Earned Yale’s Bulldog Award for team spirit … Second on team in goals (9) and points (17) … Tied for third on team in assists (8).

2008-09 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic … Tied for third on team in goals (7) … Fourth on team in assists (9) and points (16) … Incurred just four penalties all season.

USA Hockey: Attended USA Hockey’s Open Olympic Tryouts in summer of 2009. 

Before Yale: Played for the Connecticut Stars for four years, earning two bronze medals and one silver at Nationals ... Also played at Hotchkiss ... Was Hotchkiss team captain and made the All-New England Division I team in 2007-08 ... Was All-Founder's League the two previous years ... Also captained the Hotchkiss field hockey team, and was on lacrosse, softball and track teams ... Father, George, played hockey for Harvard and is seventh on the Crimson's career scoring list (66 goals, 95 assists) … Uncle, Jack, played for Harvard and the NHL's Colorado Rockies ... Mother, Allison, played for BU ... Older brother, George, plays at St. Lawrence... Younger brother, Gunnar, will play at St. Lawrence.

Off the Ice: Member of Berkeley College … American studies major … Coaches Yale Youth Hockey team … Organized bone marrow donor drive and “Goals for Mandi” fundraiser for teammate Mandi Schwartz in her battle with cancer at the Chowder Cup tournament in the summer of 2010 … Event raised more than $5,800 … Also organized the Nov. 12, 2010 “White Out for Mandi” fundraiser at Ingalls Rink, raising more than $15,500 … Serves as Yale women’s ice hockey team’s representative for Yale Athletic Department’s Thomas W. Ford ’42 Community Outreach Program … Takes part in Yale Athletics’ Kiphuth Leadership Academy ... Member of Athletes in Action, a group of Christian athletes that meets weekly and performs community service initiatives.