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

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)

All Five Seniors Honored

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team had 19 student-athletes named to the 2015-16 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league Thursday. The league also announced the "Commissioner's Level" of recognition, designed to honor the top scholar on each team. That went to sophomore forward Kaitlin Gately (Hingham, Mass.), a political science major, who has the team's top grade-point average.

The Bulldogs' 2015-16 All-Academic Team honorees included all five seniors: forward Hanna Åström (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden), forward Janelle Ferrara (Winthrop, Mass.), goaltender Rachelle Graham (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), forward Jamie Haddad (Wilbraham, Mass.) and defenseman Kate Martini (King City, Ont.). The senior class combined for 19 All-Academic Team selections during their careers. Åström, Ferrara, Graham and Haddad 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.


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

  • Hanna Åström **** (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden/Ormsta/SDE/German School of Stockholm), Sr., Psychology
  • Jordan Chancellor * (Ramsey, Minn./Minnesota Ice Cats/Blake), Fr., Undeclared
  • Kara Drexler ** (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Anaheim Lady Ducks/Mira Costa), So., Economics
  • Janelle Ferrara **** (Winthrop, Mass./Assabet Valley/Rivers), Sr., Psychology
  • Abby Gahm *** (Eagle River, Alaska/Team Pittsburgh/Brewster), Jr., Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
  • Kaitlin Gately ** (Hingham, Mass./Assabet Valley/Milton Academy), So., Political science
  • Rachelle Graham **** (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats/Korah Collegiate and Vocational), Sr., Environmental studies
  • Jamie Haddad **** (Wilbraham, Mass./Assabet Valley/Deerfield), Sr., Economics
  • Hanna Mandl *** (Nobleton, Ont./Brampton Jr. Thunder/King City Secondary), Jr., Molecular, cellular and developmental biology
  • Kate Martini *** (King City, Ont./Toronto Aeros/Country Day), Sr., History of science, medicine, and public health
  • Emily Monaghan ** (Calgary, Alta./Edge School for Athletes), So., Economics
  • Kyra O'Brien * (Burlington, Ont./Burlington Jr. Barracudas/Nelson), Fr., Undeclared
  • Courtney Pensavalle ** (Winchester, Mass./Team Pittsburgh/Noble and Greenough), So., Sociology
  • Mallory Souliotis ** (Acton, Mass./Assabet Valley/Noble and Greenough), So., Biomedical engineering
  • Gretchen Tarrant *** (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial), Jr., Political science
  • Brittany Wheeler ** (Maple Grove, Minn./Jr. White Caps/Benilde-St. Margaret's), So., Ecology & evolutionary biology
  • Grace Wickens ** (Toronto, Ont./Toronto Jr. Aeros/St. Clement's), So., Psychology
  • Julia Yetman * (Pierrefond, Qué./Dawson College Blues/Kuper Academy), Fr., Undeclared
  • Krista Yip-Chuck ** (Whitby, Ont./Whitby Jr. Wolves/All Saints), Jr., Sociology

* times honored in career


Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity