Kara Violette Named To Division II/III All-New England Team

Holy Cross Athletics   03-31-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior co-captain forward Kara Violette has been named to the Division II/III All-New England Team, as voted on by the New England Hockey Writers Association. This is the first time Violette has received this accolade, as she becomes just the fourth Crusader to earn the honor. The honorees will be recognized at a banquet on April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass at 6:00 p.m.

Violette earned the conference’s Player of the Year award, becoming just the second Crusader to do so, while also picking up first team All-NEHC accolades this season. She finished the year ranked sixth in the NEHC with 35 points in 27 games played, leading the team with 19 goals and 16 assists. She tallied four game-winning goals for the Crusaders, as her 19 goals ranked third in the league.

Violette notched at least one point in 16 out of 27 games this season, helping Holy Cross achieve a 22-5 overall record and finish third in the conference regular season with a 14-3 NEHC mark. Violette led the Crusaders to their ninth-straight appearance in the NEHC Open Tournament title game and 12th all-time appearance to the championship. She registered the tying goal with 14 seconds left to play in the third period to bring to game to overtime before Holy Cross suffered a 3-2 loss to St. Anselm to end their season.

Violette closed the year tied for seventh all-time in the program’s history with 45 career goals and tied for ninth all-time with 93 career points. This marks Violette’s fourth major career accolade, as she was also named to the ECAC East All-Rookie team as a freshman.


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