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Harvard Crimson 2009–10 Harvard Crimson
Beanpot Champions
NCAA Regionals, Lost 6-2 vs. Cornell
Conference ECAC
Ranking
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 5
USCHO.com/CBS College Sports 9
2009–10 Record
Head Coach Katey Stone
Captain Cori Bassett
Alternate captains Kathryn Farni
Arena Bright Hockey Center
Seasons
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The 2009–10 Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey team will represent Harvard University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I women's hockey season. The team will be coached by Katey Stone. Assisting Stone will be Joakim Flygh, Melanie Ruzzi and Sara DeCosta. The Crimson the Crimson captured the program's 13th Beanpot title and earned a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals.[1] Games will be broadcasted locally on 95.3FM WHRB.

OffseasonEdit

  • July 10: A trio of former Harvard All-America skaters have been selected to attend the 2009 USA Hockey Women’s National Festival. The festival will take place Aug. 18-24 in Blaine, Minnesota. The three former Harvard skaters are Caitlin Cahow, Julie Chu and Angela Ruggiero.[2] They are among the 41 players who will participate at the festival. It will serve as the selection for the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team. The national squad will compete in the Qwest Tour that begins Sept. 25 and ends prior to the start of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. The roster for the 2009-10 U.S. Women’s National Team will be announced on August 24.
  • July 27: For the second consecutive year, several current and former members of the Harvard women’s hockey team will raise money for breast cancer research. The members are competing at the Angela Ruggiero Chowder Cup Tournament, at the Foxboro Sports Center July 30-Aug. 2.

Among the Harvard members are: Caitlin Cahow, Kirsten Kester, Sarah Wilson, Kate Buesser, Ashley Wheeler, Jillian Dempsey, Josephine Pucci and Kaitlin Spurling. The team will wear pink uniforms during the tournament, donate time off the ice to take breast cancer research donations.[3]

  • August 12: Harvard senior goaltender Christina Kessler made 25 saves to guide Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team to a 4-0 victory over Sweden at the under-22 selection camp at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary, Alberta.[4]
  • Sept 22: Harvard has been picked to finish second in ECAC Hockey, according to the coaches poll released by the conference. Goaltender Christina Kessler has been named to the ECAC Hockey Preseason All-Conference Team for the second consecutive season. Harvard claimed three first-place votes and 103 points in the poll, finishing second in the preseason poll to St. Lawrence.[5]

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 5: The Harvard women’s hockey team was ranked No. 9 in the country. The USCHO.com officials revealed it in their first Top-10 Women’s Hockey Poll of the season. Harvard accumulated 28 points.[6]
  • November 7: The 10th-ranked Harvard women's ice hockey team had a 3-0 shutout victory over No. 7 St. Lawrence at Bright Hockey Center. The Crimson earned the program's 500th victory.[7]
  • December 10: Seniors Cori Bassett and Anna McDonald and junior Kate Buesser have been selected to the ECAC Hockey All-Star Game roster. The all-star team will play the 2010 U.S. Women’s National Team in an exhibition game Sunday, Jan. 2.[8]
  • December 17: Former Crimson skaters and All-Americans Caitlin Cahow ’07-08, Julie Chu ’06-07 and Angela Ruggiero ’02-04 are among 21 players named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team.[9]
  • December 22: Harvard alumnae Jennifer Botterill '02-03 and Sarah Vaillancourt '08-09 are among 21 players who have been selected to represent Canada's National Women's Hockey Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C.[10]
  • February 9: Liza Ryabkina's second-period goal beat Northeastern 1-0, as Harvard claimed the Women's Beanpot.[11] The Crimson prevailed in the Beanpot final for the ninth time in the last 12 years and for the 13th time overall.
  • February 17: Four members of the Crimson are nominees for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. The nominees include: Christina Kessler, Kate Buesser, Liza Ryabkina and Leanna Coskren.[12]
  • February 18: Junior forward Liza Ryabkina will be featured in the Feb. 22 edition of Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd column.[13]
  • February 26: With a 5-1 victory over Princeton, Katey Stone became women's college hockey's all-time winningest coach, surpassing former Minnesota head coach Laura Halldorson.[14]
  • March 4: Katie Buesser has been named a finalist for the ECAC Player of the Year Award.[15]

StandingsEdit

Conference Overall
GP W L T PTS GF GA GP W L T GF GA
Cornell 22 14 2 6 34 31 17 8 6
Clarkson 22 14 5 331 37 22 105
Harvard 22 13 6 3 29 31 20 6 5
Quinnipac 22 11 4 7 29 37 19108
Rensselaer 22 11 7 4 26 36 16 15 6
Princeton 22 11 7 4 26 31 13 14 4
St. Lawrence 22 11 83 25 37 16 14 7
Colgate 22 8 10 420 36 12 20 4
Dartmouth 22 9 12 119 28 12 14 2
Yale 22 8 13 117 29 10 16 3
Brown 22 118 3 5 28 3 21 4
Union 22 120 1 3 34 5 28 1
[16]

RosterEdit

Number Name Class Position Height
18 Cori BassettSenior Defenseman 5-9
27 Alisa BaumgartnerSophomore Forward 5-5
1 Laura BellamyFreshman Goaltender 5-8
22 Jen BrawnSenior Defenseman 5-8
20 Kate BuesserJunior Forward 5-6
15 Katharine ChuteJunior Forward 5-7
7 Margaret ChuteFreshman Forward 5-6
11 Deborah ConwayJunior Forward 5-4
24 Leanna CoskrenJunior Defenseman 5-5
14 Jillian DempseyFreshman Forward 5-4
8 Kathryn FarniSenior Defenseman 5-10
23 Randi GriffinSenior Forward 5-6
4 Hilary HayssenFreshman Defenseman 5-8
21 Whitney KennedySophomore Forward 5-8
35 Christina KesslerSenior Goaltender 5-6
10 Anna McDonaldSenior Forward 5-9
2 Josephine PucciFreshman Defenseman 5-8
5 Kelsey RomatoskiFreshman Defenseman 5-2
3 Liza RyabkinaJunior Defenseman/Forward 5-9
17 Kaitlin SpurlingFreshman Forward 5-9
19 Amy UberJunior Forward 5-4
12 Ashley WheelerJunior Defenseman 5-8

ScheduleEdit

Day Date Opponent Time Score
Fri 10/30/2009 @ Colgate 7:00 ET
Sat 10/31/2009 @ Cornell 3:00 ET
Fri 11/06/2009 Clarkson 7:00 ET
Sat 11/07/2009 St. Lawrence 4:00 ET
Fri 11/13/2009 Quinnipiac 7:00 ET
Sat 11/14/2009 Princeton 4:00 ET
Wed 11/18/2009 New Hampshire 7:00 ET1-1
Fri 11/20/2009 @ Yale 7:00 ET
Sat 11/21/2009 @ Brown 4:00 ET
Wed 11/25/2009 Dartmouth 7:00 ET
Fri 12/04/2009 Minnesota 7:00 ET
Sat 12/05/2009 Minnesota 7:00 ET
Tue 12/08/2009 Connecticut 7:00 ET
Fri 01/08/2010 @ Princeton 3:00 ET
Sat 01/09/2010 @ Quinnipiac 4:00 ET
Fri 01/15/2010 Cornell 7:00 ET
Sat 01/16/2010 Colgate 4:00 ET
Fri 01/22/2010 Union 7:00 ET 4-0
Sat 01/23/2010 Rensselaer 4:00 ET
Fri 01/29/2010 @ Dartmouth 3:30 ET
Sat 01/30/2010 Providence 4:00 ET 2-1
Tue 02/02/2010 Boston College 5:00 ET
Fri 02/05/2010 Brown 7:00 ET
Sat 02/06/2010 Yale 4:00 ET
Tue 02/09/2010 Northeastern 5:00/8:00 ET (1)1-0[17]
Fri 02/12/2010 @ Rensselaer 7:00 ET
Sat 02/13/2010 @ Union 4:00 ET 2-1
Fri 02/19/2010 @ St. Lawrence 7:00 ET
Sat 02/20/2010 @ Clarkson 4:00 ET

[18]

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

SkatersEdit

Player Games Goals Assists Points Points/game PIM GWG PPG SHG
Kate Buesser3316 24 40 1.2121 14 1 2 0
Jillian Dempsey33 11 16 27 0.8182 12 1 3 1
Liza Ryabkina24 15 7 22 0.9167 24 4 5 0
Randi Griffin33 11 10 21 0.6364 28 47 0
Leanna Coskren33 8 11 19 0.5758 14 3 4 0
Cori Bassett33 4 15 19 0.5758 26 1 1 0
Anna McDonald33 6 11 17 0.5152 22 1 1 0
Kathryn Farni33 1 15 16 0.4848 200 1 0
Josephine Pucci 31 4 9 13 0.4194 20 0 1 0
Kaitlin Spurling33 9 3 12 0.3636 16 4 1 0
Katharine Chute33 5 5 10 0.3030 18 0 0 0
Kelsey Romatoski 23 1 7 8 0.3478 8 0 0 0
Ashley Wheeler33 2 3 5 0.1515 26 1 0 0
Margaret Chute33 1 3 4 0.1212 0 0 0 0
Deborah Conway 31 0 2 2 0.0645 4 0 0 0
Alisa Baumgartner 33 0 2 2 0.0606 12 0 0 0
Hilary Hayssen33 0 0 0 0.0000 12 0 0 0
Laura Bellamy18 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Kylie Stephens3 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
Christina Kessler15 0 0 0 0.0000 0 0 0 0
[19]

GoaltendersEdit

Player Games Played Minutes Goals Against Wins Losses Ties Shutouts Save % Goals Against Average
Christina Kessler

PostseasonEdit

On March 13, 2010, the Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey program defeated the Crimson by a score of 6-2[20] to earn its first ever trip to the NCAA Frozen Four.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Laura Bellamy, Bertagna Award (Beanpot's top goaltender)
  • Kate Buesser, ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week of November 16)[21]
  • Kate Buesser, New England Hockey Writers All-Star Team[22]
  • Jillian Dempsey, ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of November 16)
  • Randi Griffin, ECAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 22)[23]
  • Christina Kessler, Pre-Season All-ECAC Team[24]
  • Anna McDonald, Frozen Four Skills Competition participant[25]
  • Liza Ryabkina, Beanpot Most Valuable Player

All-Ivy honorsEdit

  • Cori Bassett, Senior, Defense, 2010 Honorable Mention
  • Kate Buesser, Forward, Junior, 2010 First Team All-Ivy
  • Leanna Coskren, Defense, Junior, 2010 Second Team All-Ivy
  • Jillian Dempsey, Forward, Freshman, 2010 Second Team All-Ivy
  • Christina Kessler, Goaltender, Senior, 2010 Honorable Mention[26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Katey Stone. Harvard Crimson Athletics. Retrieved on 16 April 2010.
  2. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090710_harvardusa
  3. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090727_chowdercup
  4. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090812_kesslersweden
  5. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20090922_Harvard_ECAC
  6. http://hurstathletics.com/news/2009/10/5/WHOCK_1005094806.aspx
  7. http://www.ncaa.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/110709aaa.html
  8. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20091210_ECAC_Hockey
  9. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20091217_US_Olympics
  10. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20091222_Team_Canada
  11. http://gonu.com/whockey/2010/wh10-28.shtml
  12. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20100217_Kazmaier_Nominees
  13. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/releases/20100218_Ryabkina_SI
  14. http://www.ecachockey.com/women/members/harvard/20100503_StoneFirstHarvardGazette
  15. http://dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=48905&SPID=4726&DB_OEM_ID=11600&ATCLID=204901123
  16. http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/standings
  17. http://gonu.com/whockey/2010/wh10-28.shtml
  18. http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2009-10/schedule
  19. Harvard Crimson Women's Hockey 2009-2010 Statistics: Overall. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 5 August 2010.
  20. http://www.cornellbigred.com/news/2010/3/13/WICE_0313103301.aspx
  21. http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/20091611_W_Wkly_Awards
  22. Cunningham, Parsons Named to All-New England Team. ECAC Hockey (30 March 2010). Retrieved on 12 April 2010.
  23. http://www.ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/Weekly_Awards/Women-s_Wkly_Award_Winners_02_22.pdf
  24. http://ecachockey.com/women/2009-10/2009_Women-s_Preseaon_All-League_Team.pdf
  25. http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/031010aaa.html
  26. Freshman Katie Jamieson Receives All-Ivy Accolades (February 25, 2010). Retrieved on 6 April 2010.

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