Five Mustangs Earn All-Conference, Wittman Co-POTY, Kendrick ROTY

Five Mustangs Earn All-Conference, Wittman Co-POTY, Kendrick ROTY

ANNVILLE, Pa. - The Stevenson women's ice hockey team had five players named to the Middle Atlantic Confernce (MAC) All-Conference teams, including senior Kellen Wittman who was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year and freshman Nikki Kendrick who was named the Rookie of the Year announced by the league on Tuesday. The five selections were the second most behind Manhattanville's seven.

In two seasons in the league, the Mustangs have had 13 all-conference selections, two offensive players of the year and two rookies of the year. There have also been four first team selections, six second team honorees, and three honorable mention selections.

Both Wittman and Kendrick were named to the First Team while senior Allie Sabatini and sophomore Casey Storck earned Second Team honors. Junior Annie Smyth-Hammond was an honorable mention selection. It is the second all-conference selection for Sabatini, who was named honorable mention a season ago.

Wittman ranked tied for fourth in league play with 11 points but shared the lead with seven goals. She netted a league-best four power play goals. Overall, Wittman finished the season with 30 points on 19 goals and 11 assists. She netted nine power play goals, which set the single season record and ranked tied for third in Division III. Wittman ranked 17th in the nation with 1.30 points per game and eighth with 0.83 goals per game.

Kendrick ranked tied for second in the league with 12 points in conference play, netting six goals and dishing out six assists, which led all rookies. Overall, she set the Stevenson rookie record with 27 points on 12 goals and 15 assists, the latter ranking tied for fourth in program history. Kendrick netted seven power play goals, which ranks tied for sixth in Division III, while her 1.08 points per game ranks seventh amongst rookies.

Sabatini recorded three assists on the season with two of them coming in league play. She played in 24 of the team's 25 games on defense. Sabatini finished the season with 13 blocked shots and was whistled for just one penalty.

Storck was the second highest scoring defenseman in the conference, recording six assists in conference play, a mark that ranks tied for third. Four of those assists came on the power play. Overall, Storck finished with 13 points on three goals and 10 assists. She totaled 12 blocked shots.

Smyth-Hammond played in three of the six conference games and led the conference during league play with a 1.22 goals against average and a .958 save percentage. She finished with a 2-0-1 mark in conference play, posting a pair of shutouts.