May 11, 2012
The Boston University women's ice hockey team honored the 2011-12 Terriers at its annual banquet at the Metcalf Trustee Center on Sunday, May 6.
Seniors Kasey Boucher, Jenn Wakefield, Carly Warren and Tara Watchorn were honored by their teammates and coaches for their contributions to the program. Over the past four years, BU has won two Hockey East championships and advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of the last three seasons.
Wakefield and sophomore Marie-Philip Poulin were co-recipients of the team’s Most Valuable Player Award. Wakefield was a Hockey East First-Team All-Star and the Hockey East Scoring Champion. The senior forward led the Terriers with 29 goals and 57 points and was also named a New England All-Star and the Hockey East Tournament MVP. She became the first skater in Hockey East history to score 100 career goals and the second league skater to reach the 200-point plateau.
Poulin missed 18 games in the first semester because of injury, but she made an immediate impact upon her return in January. She played in 16 games and scored at least one point in 13 of her last 14 games. She was the Hockey East Player of the Month for March and ended the season on a six-game point streak (7g, 9a). Poulin finished the season with 25 points (11g, 14a).
Two Terriers won the Friends of Hockey Unsung Hero Award, as sophomore Louise Warren and junior Jill Cardella each shared the honor. Warren appeared in all 38 games and set career highs in goals (8), assists (10) and points (18) while taking just five penalties for 10 minutes all season. She also finished with a plus-4 rating and recorded a point in four of her last five games. This is the second straight season Warren has been named an unsung hero.
Cardella also appeared in all 38 games and will return as one of two players to have played in every game over the last three seasons. She collected 11 goals and added 10 assists for 21 points, improving her numbers from last season in all three of those categories. She scored a point in four of her last five games and centered the Terriers’ top line throughout the last half of the season.
Junior forward Shannon Mahoney was recognized as the most improved player after she set career highs in both goals (3) and points (4). Mahoney was a consistent presence in the lineup, as she played in all 38 games and logged important minutes for the Terriers.
Junior goaltender Alissa Fromkin earned the Academic Honors Award for the second straight season, while sophomore goaltender Braly Hiller won the Caroline Bourdeau Spirit Award. Poulin and sophomore goaltender Kerrin Sperry were each named the Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year.
Along with the yearly awards, head coach Brian Durocher announced that Poulin and Cardella will be co-captains of the 2012-13 Terriers. Poulin served as an assistant captain this past season.