Yale Tied for Best in League with 16 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selections

The Yale lineup. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale lineup. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

All Four Seniors Honored

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team had 16 student-athletes named to the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Tuesday. Yale tied Union for the most selections among the league's 12 teams, making this the second season in a row Yale has led the league. The Bulldogs' honorees included all four members of the Class of 2012: forward Lauren Davis (Morrison, Colo.), defenseman Heather Grant (Toronto, Ont.), forward Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) and goalie Genny Ladiges (Almonte, Ont.). That quartet combined for 15 All-Academic Team selections during the past four years.

Players are eligible for the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team if they earned a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have an average GPA of 3.00 over the past three semesters.

The complete list of Yale's honorees and their majors:

  • Erin Callahan *** (Kenilworth, Ill./Wisconsin Wild/New Trier), Jr., Political science
  • Jenna Ciotti ** (Manotick, Ont./Ottawa Senators/St. Mark), So., Psychology
  • Lauren Davis **** (Morrison, Colo./Colorado Select/St. Mary's Academy), Sr., Political science
  • Paige Decker ** (New Preston, Conn./Conn. Polar Bears/Westminster School), So., American studies
  • Emily DesMeules *** (North Pomfret, Vt./North American Hockey Academy), Jr., Political science
  • Heather Grant **** (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Aeros/Lawrence Park), Sr., History of science, history of medicine
  • Aleca Hughes **** (Westwood, Mass./Conn. Stars/Hotchkiss), Sr., American studies
  • Lynn Kennedy * (Markham, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros/Markham District), Fr., Undeclared
  • Genny Ladiges *** (Almonte, Ont./Ottawa Jr. Capitals/Almonte and District), Sr., Psychology
  • Jaimie Leonoff * (Montreal, Que./Belle Tire/Pomfret), Fr., Undeclared
  • Jen Matichuk ** (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School), Jr., Film studies
  • Patricia McGauley ** (Wilcox, Sask./Regina Rebels/Athol Murray College of Notre Dame), So., Psychology
  • Danielle Moncion ** (Round Lake Center, Ont./Deerfield), Jr., Environmental studies
  • Kelsey Summers * (West Bloomfield, Mich./Little Caesars/Marian), Fr., Undeclared
  • Natalie Wedell *** (Arden Hills, Minn./Mounds View), Jr., Economics
  • Alyssa Zupon *** (Basking Ridge, N.J./N.J. Rockets/Pingry), Jr., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

* times honored in career

2011-12 ECAC Hockey All Academic Selections by School
Yale, Union 16
Cornell, Dartmouth 15
Clarkson, Quinnipiac 14
Princeton, Rensselaer 13
St. Lawrence 12
Brown 11
Harvard 9
Colgate 6

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity