ALBANY, N.Y. - ECAC Hockey has announced its women’s individual award winners, honoring six student-athletes and one coach for their extraordinary accomplishments in 2019-20.
Best Defenseman: Jaime Bourbonnais (Cornell)
The senior takes home this prestigious award for the second consecutive season after leading the league’s defenseman in scoring. She recorded 25 points (5G, 20A) during league contests, leading the Big Red to a 19-0-3 mark in ECAC Hockey play.
Best Forward: Elizabeth Giguere (Clarkson)
The nation’s leading goal-scorer, Giguere has found the back of the net 36 times this season, averaging exactly a goal per-game. She’s also added 29 assists for 65 points (1.81 per-game), which places her third in the country.
Rookie of the Year: Gabrielle David (Clarkson)
David had an outstanding freshman campaign for the Golden Knights, moving into second place in the programs freshman scoring record book behind only teammate Elizabeth Giguere. She’s recorded 14 goals and 24 assists to lead the nation’s rookies with 38 points.
Coach of the Year: Doug Derraugh (Cornell)
Derraugh received this honor for the second straight season after leading the Big Red to an undefeated mark in ECAC Hockey play, the first time in program history they’d done so. They’ve maintained their place atop the national polls since mid-February, currently riding a 21 game unbeaten streak.
MAC Goaltending Goalie of the Year: Lindsay Browning (Cornell)
The junior put together one of the best seasons for a goaltender in Big Red history, as she leads the nation in GAA (0.88), winning percentage (.919), and shutouts (11). She became the first Cornell goaltender to go undefeated in league play, going 19-0-3 after starting every game in net.
Player of the Year: Elizabeth Giguere
The junior also earns Player of the Year status, as she followed up back-to-back All-American seasons with an even better effort in 2019-20. She was particularly strong in clutch situations, as her 10 game-winning goals paced not only the league, but all the nation’s skaters.
Student-Athlete of the Year: Lucy Burton (Yale)
The definition of a model student-athlete, Burton was outstanding both on and off the ice in 2019-20. She carries a 3.65 GPA as a Biomedical Engineering major at Yale, while also volunteering in numerous ways including the Yale Alzheimers Buddy Club, the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital, and more.