Awards Showered on Women's Hockey Team

Inaugural season yields 9 honors for coach & players

The Suffolk women's hockey team picked up nine awards from the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) for its first varsity season, highlighted by Shana Cote's Rookie of the Year nod and Taylor Wasylk's Coach of the Year recognition.

Only regular-season champion Norwich, which picked up 10 accolades, had more honors than Suffolk.

Wasylk spent an entire year recruiting for the 2018-19 season and built a 22-player roster; 17 were first-year student-athletes.

In its inaugural season, the team put together 15-8-2 overall record and a 10-4-2 league ledger, good for the second seed in the upcoming NEHC postseason tournament. Her peers recognized the first-year head coach was by for her efforts on and off the ice,. 

The team Wasylk assembled produces the second-best offense in the league at 2.88 goals per game and holds its opponents to just 2 goals per game, making the blue-and-gold's defense the third-best among its conference competition. 

A number of individual standout performances also were recognized, as five Rams combined for eight all-league honors.