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Lauren Slebodnik
Position Goaltender
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
ECAC Team Cornell
Pro Career 2010 – present

Playing careerEdit

Prior to joining Cornell, Slebodnik competed for the Cushing Academy. Slebodnick was a two-time winner of the team’s Defensive Award at Cushing. In addition, she was team captain. As a junior, she was awarded the team’s sportsmanship award. In the summer of 2010, she was selected to attend the Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp as one of the top United States goaltenders eligible for international play.[1]

Cornell Big RedEdit

On January 7 and 8, 2011, Cornell freshman goaltender Lauren Slebodnik earned two shutouts in her first two career starts. [2] On January 7, she made her NCAA debut by shutting out Yale by a 5-0 margin. With Cornell dressing just 12 skaters, she stopped all 23 Yale shots. The following night, Slebodnik shut out the Brown Bears by a 3-0 mark. Cornell only dressed 11 skaters for the game and she stopped all 15 shots.

In January 2011, for the second time in three weeks, Slebodnik was named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week. She claimed the honor after another week that saw her post a pair of shutouts in three games, including a 3-0 victory versus Number Four ranked Mercyhurst on Jan. 18. The shutout victory versus Mercyhurst marked the first time in nearly two years that the club was shut out. In addition, it was the first time since October of 2005 that Mercyhurst had been shutout during the regular season.

She made 24 saves in the victory versus Mercyhurst. She followed by making 12 saves on 13 shots on Janjuary 21 in a 6-1 win against Colgate. The following day, she finished her week with her fourth shutout of the year in six starts. She made 14 saves in a 5-0 whitewashing of Colgate.

Slebodnick has filled in for junior Amanda Mazzotta during the month of January while Mazzotta is out with an injury. With Mazzotta, the goaltending duo has coupled to claim five of the nine goaltender of the week awards handed out by the league during weeks that Cornell has played.[3]

In three games contested between February 7 and 11, 2012, Slebodnick started and won all three games for Cornell. She made 19 saves between the pipes in a 5-1 win versus No. 5 Mercyhurst. On February 10, she earned a shutout against the Brown Bears, stopping 23 shots. Versus the Yale Bulldogs, she only h ad to stop nine shots to help the Big Red clinch the ECAC Hockey title. With her performances, her goals-against average is first overall in the NCAA, while gaining five consecutive wins. [4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • ECAC MLX Skates Rookie of the Week (Week of January 11, 2011)
  • ECAC MLX Skates Rookie of the Week (Week of January 25, 2011)


  • ECAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week of February 13, 2012)[6]


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