Anastos, Boyles, Pfalzer and Wasylk Honored by WHEA
March 5, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Andie Anastos was named to the Pro Ambitions All-Rookie team, junior Emily Pfalzer earned the WHEA Best Defenseman Award, senior Taylor Wasylk was tabbed Gladiator Best Defensive Forward and graduate student Corinne Boyles earned Hockey East Goaltending Champion accolades, as announced by Hockey East on Wednesday.
Anastos finished the regular season with 35 points (14-21-35) and leads all conference rookies in points per game (1.03). Her 14 goals are tied for tops among Hockey East freshmen, while her 21 assists rank first. Her 35 points also leads all conference freshmen, and are eight more than second place Victoria Andreakos (11-16-27) of Vermont.
One of two unanimous All-Rookie selections, Anastos was named WHEA Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month three out of five possible months this season, taking home the award in October, November and February. She was assessed just one penalty all season, on Oct. 20, and maintains a plus-21 rating. She is second behind Haley Skarupa in points for the Eagles, and leads the team in assists.
As a team, the Boston College Eagles allowed a league-low 1.67 goals per game in WHEA play this season, backstopped by Hockey East Goaltending Champion Boyles. The Wheaton, Ill. native, who won the award for the second straight season, went 15-2-1 in league play, with a 1.52 goals against average and a .945 save percentage. Her 1.60 overall GAA ranks eighth in the nation, while she boasts the fifth-best save percentage (9.44) in the country.
On BC’s blue line, Pfalzer was selected as the recipient of the Best Defenseman Award after recording 24 points (6g, 18a) and a plus-24 rating. Pfalzer ranks fifth all-time among BC defensemen with 59 career points. Up front, Wasylk earned the Gladiator Best Defensive Forward award. Offensively, Wasylk set new career-highs in assists (18) and points (29) and has notched 95 points (47 goals, 48 assists) in her career.
The Eagles return to action Saturday, March 8 when they play Vermont in the WHEA semifinals at 1:30 p.m.
List of awards:
2013-14 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team
D: Heather Mottau, NU
Sportsmanship Award: Haley Frade, PC (runner-up: Danielle Rancourt, UVM)