Feb. 28, 2013
2013 Patty Kazmaier Top-10 Finalists
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sophomore Alex Carpenter was named one of the Top-10 finalists for the 2013 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as announced by the USA Hockey Foundation on Thursday. Carpenter and Northeastern’s Kendall Coyne are the Hockey East representatives in this year’s field.
The Top-3 finalists will be chosen by a 13-member selection committee that is composed of Division I women’s hockey coaches, print and broadcast media, an at-large member, and a representative of USA Hockey. The final three nominees will be announced on Thursday, March 7 with the winner being presented the Award at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center on Saturday, March 23 in Minneapolis.
Carpenter, the native of North Reading, Mass., led the Hockey East in scoring this season with 67 points - a 2.03 points per game average. She recorded her 100th career point against Connecticut on Feb. 17 and her 50th career goal at Providence on Feb. 19 en route to setting a BC record for single-season scoring. The sophomore forward boasts career totals of 52 goals and 54 assists in 68 games played. Carpenter is a student mentor to a 4th grader from a local school and she also participates in the Newton Skate with Special Athletes.
Former Eagle Kelli Stack is the only member of the BC women’s hockey program to be a Top-3 finalist as she claimed the honor in 2011.
ABOUT THE PATTY KAZMAIER MEMORIAL AWARD
An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually presented to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Selection criteria includes outstanding individual and team skills, sportsmanship, performance in the clutch, personal character, competitiveness and a love of hockey. Consideration is also given to academic achievement and civic involvement.