A New Yorker received the highest honor in ice hockey in NCAA Division I.
Aerin Frankel of Westchester County, a senior goalkeeper from Northeastern University in Boston, received the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award for best player in D-I women's hockey over the weekend.
Frankel led the nation in every statistical goalkeeping category, including goals against average (0.81), savings percentage (0.965), goalkeeper win percentage (0.891), and failures (nine) as she led her team to a national runner-up and 22-2-1 record, tape.
Frankel was also named Hockey East Player and Goalkeeper of the Year. She was only the fourth goalkeeper to ever win the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.
Frankel is four-time Hockey East Player of the Week, three-time Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week, two-Time Hockey East Goalkeeper of the Month, and also receives monthly monthly accolades as two-time WHCA National Goalkeeper of the Month in January and February.
During her career, Frankel started 96 out of 101 games she appeared in, setting a 74-17-8 record with 28 shutouts and a savings of 0.947 percent. In almost 6,000 minutes, she has allowed 137 goals for one goal against the average of 1.37 percent over four years.
Frankel, who lives at Briarcliff Manor, attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua before moving to Shattuck-Saint Mary, where she took her to three U.S. national hockey titles – one U-16, two U- 19th
"I'm so excited for Aerin that she worked very hard to get to this point." Northeastern head coach Dave Flint said.
"She's set up numbers this season that should never be touched and she's been a big part of our run to the national championship game this season. Myself and the entire northeastern community are so proud of her."
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