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Ferrara, Murray, Souliotis Earn All-Ivy League Honors

Janelle Ferrara, Eden Murray, Mallory Souliotis. (photos by David Silverman, DSPics.com)
Janelle Ferrara, Eden Murray, Mallory Souliotis. (photos by David Silverman, DSPics.com)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Three members of the Yale women's ice hockey team were honored Thursday as the Ivy League announced its postseason awards: sophomore defenseman Mallory Souliotis (Acton, Mass.) was named second team All-Ivy League, while senior forward Janelle Ferrara (Winthrop, Mass.) and sophomore forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.) received Honorable Mention All-Ivy League recognition. All three players played key roles in helping Yale to the second-best offense in Ivy games this past season (3.00 goals per game).

The honor for Souliotis caps a breakthrough campaign, as she led Yale in points with 25 -- a 16-point improvement over her total from a year ago. Her assist total of 18 places her seventh on Yale's single-season assists list. She had 10 points (2-8-10) in Ivy League games, second most among Ivy defensemen. Her assist total in league games was tied for second.

Souliotis, who incurred just three penalties all year, is a biomedical engineering major in Silliman College at Yale and was an ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team honoree last year. She is a graduate of Noble and Greenough, where was a second team 2013-14 NEPSAC Division 1 All-Star. She also played for Assabet Valley, winning National Championships at the U12 and U19 levels.

Ferrara, Yale's captain, led the Bulldogs in goals with 12. That was twice as many as she had scored in any previous season, and five of those goals came in Ivy League games. That placed her in a tie for fifth in the league in that category. She incurred only one penalty all year and scored at least one point in 10 of Yale's final 14 games.

A psychology major in Silliman College, Ferrara is a three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team honoree and earned Commissioner's Level recognition last season. She is a graduate of Rivers and also played for Assabet Valley prior to coming to Yale. She has attended multiple USA Hockey development camps.

Murray finished second on the team in points with 23 and assists with 16. She established career highs in all three scoring categories. She tied for fifth in the league with 10 points (4-6-10) in Ivy games. She had six multiple-point games this season, including two against Ivy teams (Brown and Harvard).

Murray, who has been a part of multiple Hockey Canada development team camps, is a member of Trumbull College. She is the younger sister of former Yale defenseman Madi Murray '15. She graduated from Edge School for Athletes and played for the Hockey Canada Under-18 Team prior to coming to Yale.

The All-Ivy League team is selected by a vote of the league's eight coaches.

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

FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY^
*Laura Stacey, Dartmouth
Sydney Daniels, Harvard
*Karlie Lund, Princeton
Michelle Picard, Harvard
*Kelsey Koelzer, Princeton
Emerance Maschmeyer, Harvard
Kimberly Newell, Princeton

SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY^
Hanna Bunton, Cornell
Taylor Woods, Cornell
Miye D'Oench, Harvard
Hilary Lloyd, Princeton
Cassandra Poudrier, Cornell
Mallory Souliotis, Yale
Paula Voorheis, Cornell

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY
Karly Heffernan, Harvard
Eden Murray, Yale
Janelle Ferrara, Yale
Micah Hart, Cornell
Stephanie Sucharda, Princeton

*Unanimous Selection
^Teams expanded due to ties in voting