Bulldogs Place 18 on ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team

The Yale women's ice hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The Yale women's ice hockey huddle. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Six Seniors Honored, Including Four Who Earned Honor All Four Years

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team had 18 student-athletes named to the 2012-13 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Wednesday. Yale's 18 selections were the second-most in the conference. The Bulldogs' honorees included six members of the Class of 2013: goaltender Erin Callahan (Kenilworth, Ill.), defenseman Emily DesMeules (North Pomfret, Vt.), Jen Matichuk (St. Albert, Alta.), Danielle Moncion (Round Lake Center, Ont.), Natalie Wedell (Arden Hills, Minn.) and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.). That group combined for 22 All-Academic Team selections during the past four years. Callahan, DesMeules, Wedell and Zupon earned the award all four years.

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

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

  • Hanna Åström * (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden/German School of Stockholm/Ormsta/SDE), Fr., Undeclared
  • Erin Callahan **** (Kenilworth, Ill./Wisconsin Wild/New Trier), Sr., Political Science
  • Paige Decker *** (New Preston, Conn./Conn. Polar Bears/Westminster School), Jr., American Studies
  • Emily DesMeules **** (North Pomfret, Vt./North American Hockey Academy), Sr., Political Science
  • Ashley Dunbar * (Hillsborough, N.J./N.J. Colonials/Lawrenceville), Jr., History of Science, History of Medicine
  • Janelle Ferrara * (Winthrop, Mass./Assabet Valley/Rivers), Fr., Undeclared
  • Rachelle Graham * (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats/Korah Collegiate and Vocational), Fr., Undeclared
  • Jamie Haddad * (Wilbraham, Mass./Assabet Valley/Deerfield), Fr., Undeclared
  • Aurora Kennedy * (Mississauga, Ont./Toronto Aeros), Jr., Environmental Studies
  • Lynn Kennedy ** (Markham, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros/Markham District), So., Undeclared
  • Jaimie Leonoff ** (Montreal, Que./Belle Tire/Pomfret), So., Undeclared
  • Jen Matichuk *** (St. Albert, Alta./Edge School), Sr., Film Studies
  • Patricia McGauley *** (Wilcox, Sask./Regina Rebels/Athol Murray College of Notre Dame), Jr., Psychology
  • Stephanie Mock * (Cape Coral, Fla./Mid Fairfield Connecticut Stars/Hotchkiss), So., Psychology
  • Danielle Moncion *** (Round Lake Center, Ont./Deerfield), Sr., Environmental Studies
  • Tara Tomimoto *** (Calgary, Alta./Calgary Bruins/West Island College), Jr., Economics
  • Natalie Wedell **** (Arden Hills, Minn./Mounds View), Sr., Economics
  • Alyssa Zupon **** (Basking Ridge, N.J./N.J. Rockets/Pingry), Sr., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

* times honored in career

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