Women's Ice Hockey Wraps Up 2012-2013 Season

Overall: 16-6-5 (9-4-5 ECAC East); Last Week: 2-1-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 4, Nichols 1, Burrillville, R.I., 2/20
Holy Cross 4, Sacred Heart 1, ECAC Open Tournament, Bridgeport, Conn., 2/23
Saint Anselm 4, Holy Cross 3, Overtime, ECAC Open Championship, Bridgeport, Conn. 2/24
Schedule: Season is complete. 

  • The Holy Cross women's ice hockey team wrapped up the 2012-2013 campaign last week, falling in the final of the ECAC Open Tournament to Saint Anselm on Sunday (2/24) by a tally of 4-3 in overtime. The Crusaders finish the season with an overall record of 16-6-5 and 9-4-5 in ECAC East action.
  • The ECAC Open Championship marked the fourth straight year the Crusaders have faced off against the Hawks in the season finale. After defeating Saint Anselm in 2010 and 2011, the Hawks have won the last two ECAC Open titles. This year, sophomore Franny Nicholson netted just her second goal of the season with 2:37 remaining in overtime to defeat the Crusaders in heartbreaking fashion.
  • Sophomore Francesca Panarelli (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was named to the ECAC Women's East All-Conference Hockey second team for her performance on defense this season. Panarelli finished the season as the top Holy Cross defensive points scorer, tallying four goals and a career-high 13 assists for a career-high 17 points. She was fifth overall in points on the team. The sophomore tied her career-high with three points in Holy Cross's 3-0 victory over Castleton State on Feb. 15, posting a goal and two assists in the game. Last season, Panarelli was named to the ECAC Women's East All-Rookie team after leading all freshmen in team scoring with four goals and 12 assists. She now has eight goals and 25 assists for 33 career points.
  • Senior Caroline English (Dorchester, Mass.) finished her Holy Cross career with 104 points in 102 games. This is the fifth season in a row a Crusader has reached 100 career points. English is now sixth all-time in program history in points, third in assists (68), sixth in game-winning goals (9), and10th in goals (36) and power play goals (10).
  • Sophomore Rebecca Fleming (Newton, Mass.) led the team with career-high statistics in all three offensive categories this season. She totaled 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points. She also led the team with four game-winning goals, tying her for seventh in the Holy Cross single-season record book.
  • Freshman Kati Goguen (Acton, Mass.) was the top rookie scorer this season with six goals and seven assists for 13 points. She was named ECAC East Rookie of the Week three times and was second on the team with four power play goals on the year. Senior Rebecca O'Quinn (Arlington, Mass.) led the team in the category with five. Sophomore goaltender Alexandra Stevenson (Norwood, N.Y.) was also recognized by the league three times this season as Goalie of the Week. Stevenson finished with a record of 6-3-4 with a .938 save percentage and 1.54 goals-against average. Her save percentage places her second in Holy Cross single-season history while she is now fourth in single-season goals-against average.
  • Fellow sophomore goaltender Krista Manzanares (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) also found her way into the record books his season. She finished with a record of 10-3-1 with a .926 save percentage and 1.67 goals-against average, placing her fifth and sixth in the single-season record book, respectively. Manzanares was also named ECAC East Goalie of the Week once this season. Bothe Manzanares and Stevenson each made exactly 301 saves on the season, tying them for 10th in single-season history.
  • Manzanares is now first in program history in career save percentage (.930) and career goals-against average (1.53). Stevenson is third (.922) and fifth (2.00), respectively. Manzanares moves up to a tie for fifth in career wins (16) and Stevenson is seventh (12). Stevenson is now fifth in career saves (520), while Manzanares is seventh (437).
  • The Crusaders scored six power play goals at home this season. Every time the Holy Cross women's hockey team scored a power play goal in the Hart Center money pledged also went to PINK Revolution, an alliance of dedicated individuals with a unified commitment to those touched by breast cancer. Its mission is to support early detection and prevention strategies, fund clinical research advancements and promote survivorship programs in Central Mass. through its affiliation with the UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center. For more information and to donate, go here: http://www.powerplaypointsforpink.com/.