Six players who have distinguished themselves on the ice in 2013-14 have been named finalists for the 2014 Laura Hurd Award, given annually to the best NCAA Division III women's ice hockey player in the country. The list of finalists includes two players who led their teams into the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship in Plattsburgh, NY, this weekend. They are Sydney Aveson, a senior goaltender from Plattsburgh State, and Tori Charron, a senior forward from Norwich University.
Sponsored by the American Hockey Coaches Association, the Hurd Award honors the memory of former Elmira College standout Laura Hurd. A 2005 graduate of Elmira, and a four-time All-American, Hurd died in an automobile accident shortly after graduation. She was the recipient of the AHCA Player of the Year Award in 2005.
The recipient of this year's Hurd Award will be announced this Thursday evening during the student-athlete banquet at the NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship in Plattsburgh, NY.
Finalists for the 2013-14 Laura Hurd Award
AHCA Women's Ice Hockey College Division Player of the Year
Sydney Aveson, Senior, Goaltender, Plattsburgh State
(West Covina, California)
2013-14 ECAC West Player of the Year
Cristina Bravi, Senior, Forward, Williams College
2013-14 NESCAC Player of the Year
Tori Charron, Senior, Forward, Norwich University
2013-14 ECAC East Player of the Year
Michelle Greeneway, Sophomore, Forward, Lake Forest College
2013-14 NCHA Player of the Year
Cristina Masten, Senior, Forward, Bethel College
(Fergus Falls, Minnesota)
2013-14 MIAC Player of the Year
Cassandra Salmen, Senior, Forward, UW-Stevens Point
2013-14 WIAC Player of the Year
* Repeat finalist
|Previous Winners of the Laura Hurd Award
AHCA Women’s Ice Hockey College Player of the Year
|2002||Sarah Moe||Gustavus Adolphus||Forward|
|2007||Andrea Peterson||Gustavus Adolphus||Defense|