32 - Jackee Snikeris
Jackee Snikeris
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: Taft School
Position: G
Previous Team: Connecticut Polar Bears
S/C: L

Notes: Set Yale career records for save percentage, goals-against average and shutouts ... Has four of the top seven single-season goals-against averages in Yale history ...  Has four of the top eight single-season save percentage marks in Yale history ... Career save percentage of .931 broke the school record in that category (.915, Sarah Love ’06) by 16 points ... Career goals-against average of 2.12 broke the school record in that category (2.61, Shivon Zilis ’08) by nearly half a goal ... 2,092 career saves place her fifth on Yale’s all-time list.

2010-11 (Senior): Patty Kazmaier Award nominee ... .941 save percentage set the school record in that category ... 1.98 goals-against average ranks third on Yale's single season list, trailing only her own 1.67 mark from 2008-09 and the 1.978 mark posted by June Mendoza ’80 in 1978-79 ... Three shutouts ... Career-high 49 saves vs. BC ... Played her best down the stretch, as Yale vied for an ECAC Hockey playoff spot despite missing two key defensemen due to season-ending injuries ... Had three shutouts in her final seven games, stopping 202 out of 211 shots in that span for a .957 save percentage and a 1.27 goals-against average ... Made 32 or more saves four times in final seven games ... Played through an injury, suffered in the third game of the year, that cost her seven games.

2009-10 (Junior): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Patty Kazmaier Award nominee ... First team All-Ivy League ... First Yale player to be named first team All-Ivy since 2003-04, and the fourth different player (all goalies) to earn first team All-Ivy honors in Yale history ... Team MVP ... Save percentage of .927 (740 saves, 58 goals allowed) placed her 10th in the country ... Lowered her season goals-against average to 2.47 by allowing only 33 goals in her last 16 games (2.05 GAA), posting a .943 save percentage in that span ... Selected to ECAC Hockey All-Star team and made 10 saves in one period of exhibition game vs. Team USA ... ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week Jan. 25 after 1-0 shutout of St. Lawrence gave Bulldogs their first win over the Saints in history (had been 0-35-1) ... Broke Yale career record for shutouts with her 13th on Jan. 30, in just her 49th career game, and had four shutouts for the season ... Had a streak of 10 straight games with 30 or more saves, including 46 vs. Cornell Feb. 13 to tie previous career high.

2008-09 (Sophomore): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... Team Tri-MVP ... Lowest goals-against average in Yale history (1.67) ... Tied Yale single-season shutout record (five, including three in a row near end of season) ... .934 save percentage ... Posted back-to-back-to-back shutouts at end of season, going 266:23 without allowing a goal until the streak was snapped in the final period of the final game ... Limited to 15 games by injury and illness.

2007-08 (Freshman): ECAC Hockey All-Academic ... Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... Set Yale single-season goals-against average record (2.18) ... Had fourth-best single-season save percentage in school history (.921), placing 12th in the country in that category ... Four shutouts placed her one shy of school record and were the most ever for a Yale freshman ... ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week Jan. 28, ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week Nov. 5 ... Seven-time ECAC Hockey Weekly Honor Roll selection ... Had a streak of 130:21 without allowing a goal, including back-to-back shutouts of Niagara and Cornell in January ... Had a shutout in her second career start, 3-0 at Brown Nov. 3 ... Posted a 7-5-3 record ... Made career-high 46 saves in playoff game at St. Lawrence ... Got better as season wore on, stopping 261 of 279 shots (.935) and posting a 1.86 goals-against average in her final 10 games.

USA Hockey: Attended USA Hockey Under-22 Select Team tryouts in spring of 2008 ... Selected for USA Hockey's Warren Strelow Goaltending Camp three times ... Five-time USA Hockey player development camp pick.

Before Yale: All-New England in 2006-07 for Taft ... Two-time All-Founders League selection ... Captain as a senior ... Team won Founders League title her junior year ... Team advanced to New England quarterfinals her freshman year ... Won Taft's Patsy K. Odden Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship ... Also played for Connecticut Polar Bears ... Easton Skills Overall Best Goaltender and Breakaway Competition winner at 2007 US Nationals ... MVP of 2007 St. Jerome Tournament ... 2006 Beantown Classic Best Goaltender and first team all tournament selection ... 2005 Beantown Classic MVP, Best Goaltender and first team all-tournament selection.

Off the Ice: Member of Branford College ... History of science/history of medicine major, pre-med ...Volunteers at a local hospice each week ... Graduate of Yale Athletics Department's Kiphuth Leadership Academy ... Volunteers with Yale's Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraiser ... Has taught sports skills and fitness lessons at a homeless shelter and also to local youths at Yale Athletics Youth Days.

Nickname: Snik, Doodle
Best present you ever received: My beagle Sawyer
Pre-game routine: Listen to music, visualize, play hacky sack
Favorite quote: "Don't tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring in the ship."
Favorite athlete: Martin Brodeur
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? My grandparents' house in Minnesota

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