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19 Bulldogs Make ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team; Ferrara Earns Commissioner’s Level

Janelle Ferrara. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Janelle Ferrara. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Three Seniors Honored

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team had 19 student-athletes named to the 2014-15 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league on Monday. This year, the league also announced the first "Commissioner's Level" of recognition, designed to honor the top scholar on each team. That went to junior forward Janelle Ferrara (Winthrop, Mass.), a psychology major. She has been on the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team all three years of her career.

The Bulldogs' 2014-15 All-Academic Team honorees included three seniors: goaltender Jaimie Leonoff (Montréal, Qué.), forward Stephanie Mock (Cape Coral, Fla.) and defenseman Madi Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.). The senior class combined for 10 All-Academic Team selections during their careers. Leonoff won 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.

Starting this season, one student-athlete from each men's and women's institution who has attained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.75 on a 4.00 scale or has an average GPA of 3.75 for the past three semesters will be recognized as a "Commissioner's Level" selection. Ferrara earned that honor for Yale.


The complete list of Yale's All-Academic Team honorees and their majors:

  • Hanna Åström *** (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden/Ormsta/SDE/German School of Stockholm), Jr., Psychology
  • Kara Drexler * (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Anaheim Lady Ducks/Mira Costa), Fr., Undeclared
  • Janelle Ferrara *** (Winthrop, Mass./Assabet Valley/Rivers), Jr., Psychology
  • Abby Gahm ** (Eagle River, Alaska/Team Pittsburgh/Brewster), So., Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
  • Kaitlin Gately * (Hingham, Mass./Assabet Valley/Milton Academy), Fr., Undeclared
  • Rachelle Graham *** (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats/Korah Collegiate and Vocational), Jr., Environmental studies
  • Jamie Haddad *** (Wilbraham, Mass./Assabet Valley/Deerfield), Jr., Economics
  • Jaimie Leonoff **** (Montreal, Que./Belle Tire/Pomfret), Sr., Political science
  • Hanna Mandl ** (Nobleton, Ont./Brampton Jr. Thunder/King City Secondary), So., Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
  • Kate Martini ** (King City, Ont./Toronto Aeros/Country Day), Jr., History of science, medicine, and public health
  • Stephanie Mock *** (Cape Coral, Fla./Mid Fairfield Connecticut Stars/Hotchkiss), Sr., Psychology
  • Emily Monaghan * (Calgary, Alta./Edge School for Athletes), Fr., Undeclared
  • Madi Murray * (Medicine Hat, Alta./Edge School for Athletes), Sr., Anthropology
  • Courtney Pensavalle * (Winchester, Mass./Team Pittsburgh/Noble and Greenough), Fr., Undeclared
  • Mallory Souliotis * (Acton, Mass./Assabet Valley/Noble and Greenough), Fr., Undeclared
  • Gretchen Tarrant ** (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial), So., Undeclared
  • Brittany Wheeler * (Maple Grove, Minn./Jr. White Caps/Benilde-St. Margaret's), Fr., Undeclared
  • Grace Wickens * (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros/St. Clement's), Fr., Undeclared
  • Krista Yip-Chuck * (Whitby, Ont./Whitby Jr. Wolves/All Saints), So., History of science, medicine, and public health

* times honored in career


Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity