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Marcia LaPlante
Player Profile:
Marcia LaPlante 2907277
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Waasis, New Brunswick
High School: St. Mark’s

Career Honors:
2016 Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year
2016 Patriot League Rookie of the Year
2016 NFHCA All-Region Second Team
2016 All-Patriot League First Team
2016 Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week - 10/11, 10/18
2016 Patriot League Rookie of the Week - 9/27, 10/25
2016 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
2016 NFHCA National Academic Squad

2016 (Freshman)

  • Posted the highest save percentage in the nation at .817
  • Named the Patriot League’s Goalkeeper of the Year and Rookie of the Year
  • First team All-Patriot League selection
  • Named second team Longstreth/NFHCA All-Northeast Region
  • Tabbed as the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week (10/11, 10/18)
  • Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (9/27, 10/25)
  • Posted a goals against average of 1.81 on the season while holding a record of 8-8
  • Made her collegiate debut against Columbia (9/4)
  • Earned her first career win in her first-ever start against UMass Lowell (9/9)
  • Posted a season-high 17 saves in the Patriot League Semifinal game against American (11/4)
  • Notched a pair of shutouts on the year against Lafayette (10/8) and Bucknell (10/15)
  • Registered double-digit saves on five separate occasions
  • Backstopped the Crusaders to a crucial shootout victory over Bucknell (10/15), making four stops on five shootout attempts from the Bison
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned NFHCA National Academic Squad Honors

Before Holy Cross

  • A three-year member of the varsity ice hockey team at St. Mark’s School under head coach Casey Pickett, and a two-year member of the varsity ice hockey team at Oromocto High
  • Named All-Independent School League Honorable Mention in 2016
  • In goal, held a 1.63 goals against average and notched 18 shutouts for a 32-29-7 overall record
  • Held a 1.37 goals against average with eight shutouts for a 15-7-2 record her senior year
  • Named Rookie of the year at Oromocto (2012)
  • Named team MVP at St. Mark’s (2015 and 2016)
  • Played in the Winter Games and  for three years at the Atlantic Challenge Cup for Team New Brunswick
  • Played club hockey for the East Coast Wizards under head coach Hayley Moore
  • Also played two years of varsity field hockey at St. Mark’s and two years of varsity field hockey at Oromocto High
  • St. Mark’s team was New England Champions in 2014
  • Earned Most Improved Player award (2014) and named to the Field Hockey Coaches Association National Squad
  • Additionally played one year of varsity softball, earning the team’s Most Improved Player award in 2016

 Personal

  • Daughter of Gilles and Denise LaPlante
  • Has two brothers (Julien and Joel)
  • Has one sister (Nathalie) who currently plays field hockey and ice hockey at the University of New Brunswick 
  • Has not yet declared a major
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