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2002–03 Mercyhurst Lakers
CHA Regular season champions
CHA Playoff champions
Conference CHA
Ranking
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 10
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 10
2002–03 Record 25-8-1
Head Coach Michael Sisti
Alternate captains Chrissy Yule[1]
Seasons
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The Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey team represented Mercyhurst College. The Lakers played in the first season of College Hockey America and CJ Ireland was team captain. In the Lakers first CHA season, the Lakers were 25-8-1. During the regular season, the Lakers finished first in the CHA. The Lakers would proceed to win the conference's playoffs, and finish the year ranked 10th in the national polls. Mercyhurst won the regular-season CHA title with a conference record of 6 wins and 0 losses. In the 6 conference games, the Lakers outscored its opposition by a 26-9 mark.

Regular seasonEdit

PlayersEdit

  • Desi Clark started eleven games while appearing in twelve. She had eight wins, two losses and one tie. Her goals against average was 1.64 and she had two shutouts. In addition, Clark was a four-time CHA Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Captain CJ Ireland was in her senior year. She scored 43 goals and set a record for most goals scored in one season by a Lakers player (since broken). Her exploits were featured in Sport's Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd section (week of April 13).[2] Ireland graduated as the career leader in goals, assists, and points (since broken).[3]
  • Danielle Lansing appeared in 34 games and registered twelve points (five goals and seven assists). During the season, she was honoured as CHA Rookie of the Week on three separate occasions.
  • Sara McDonald appeared in 34 games. Statiscally, she led the Lakers with 16 goals. Overall, she had 26 points and tied for the team lead.
  • Samantha Shirley appeared in 34 games and tied for the team lead with 26 points (15 goals and 11 assists). Statistically, Shirley led the Lakers squad in power play goals (5) and game-winning goals (4). Shirley was named CHA Rookie of the Year and during the season, she was named CHA Rookie of the Week six times.

Player statsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; GW = Game Winning Goals; PPL = Power Play Goals; SHG = Short Handed Goals

Player GP G A Pts GW PPL SHG
Sara McDonald 34 16 10 26 3 3 0
Samantha Shirley33 15 11 26 4 5 0
Jessica Dillabough34 7 18 25 1 1 0
Chrissy Yule34 8 16 24 1 3 0
Jennifer Jeffrey34 7 17 24 2 1 0
C.J. Ireland34 11 12 23 2 3 1
Lyndsay Barch34 10 8 18 3 2 0
Randi Pilger32 6 7 13 2 3 0
Lindsay Dellow33 3 10 13 0 0 0
Danielle Lansing34 5 7 12 2 1 0
Britney Millar34 4 8 12 1 2 0
K.C. Gallo 31 4 5 9 3 2 0
Aimee Collins 33 3 5 8 1 0 0
Tracy Logan32 2 1 3 0 0 0
Seanna Murphy25 1 1 2 0 0 0
Christy Vinge13 0 2 2 0 0 0
Mariann MacDougall33 0 1 1 0 0 0
Rachelle Haight6 0 1 1 0 0 0
Elizabeth Betteridge33 0 1 1 0 0 0
Tiffany Ribble23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natalie Schembri14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kerry Ryan22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shivaun Siegl1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Desirae Clark12 0 0 0 0 0 0
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Desi Clark, CHA All-Academic Team.[5]
  • CJ Ireland, CHA All-First Team
  • CJ Ireland, CHA All-Academic Team.
  • CJ Ireland, Mercyhurst College Female Student Athlete of the Year.
  • Danielle Lansing, All-CHA Rookie Team.[6]
  • Sara McDonald, CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 11)
  • Sara McDonald, CHA All-Academic Team
  • Sara McDonald, First Team All-CHA
  • Sara McDonald, Division I Academic All-American [7]
  • Samantha Shirley,All-CHA Rookie Team
  • Samantha Shirley,CHA All-Tournament Team
  • Samantha Shirley, CHA Rookie-of-the-Year.[8]
  • Chrissy Yule, CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of January 14)
  • Chrissy Yule, CHA All-Tournament Team[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Chrissy Yule Player Profile. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 22 April 2010.
  2. Faces in the Crowd. SportsIllustrated.com (April 13, 2003). Retrieved on 28 April 2010.
  3. Hall of Fame. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 22 April 2010.
  4. Mercyhurst Lakers Women's Hockey 2002-2003 Statistics: Overall. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 21 April 2010.
  5. Player Profile. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 28 April 2010.
  6. Danielle Lansing Mercyhurst. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 8 April 2010.
  7. Sara McDonald Player Profile. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 20 April 2010.
  8. Mercyhurst Player Profile. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 8 April 2010.
  9. Chrissy Yule Player Profile. Mercyhurst Athletics. Retrieved on 22 April 2010.
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