Women's Ice Hockey Set to Start 2006-07 Campaign With 14 Letterwinners and Six Newcomers


Rachel Stemerman '09 (photo) posted some outstanding numbers in goals during her rookie year and is one of 14 letterwinners back for the 2006-07 season. With 11 games involving a need to make 40 saves or more, Stemerman collected 717 saves on the year, an average of 35.9 saves a contest. She also led the NESCAC in save percentage with .924. Both these figures eclipsed the team marks set by Emma DeSimone '01 who had a 32.3 save average in 1999-00 and a .922 save percentage in 1997-98. The team's top offensive threat last year was Hannah Jackson '09, as she posted nine goals along with three assists for 12 points. Right behind was Adrienne Shea '08 with 11 points (5-6-11). The influx of six first-year players will improve the team's depth as they comprise a lineup with three forwards, two defenders and a goaltender. The Cardinals will hope to show more consistency as the team showed the ability to play toe-to-toe with some of the top teams in the country a year ago. The squad dropped a pair of three-goal decisions vs. national champion Middlebury and split a pair of one-goal games with 14-11-1 Williams. The squad opens the new year with a pair of road games at Trinity Fri. and Sat., Nov. 17 and 18.