MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Junior forward Amanda Conway (Methuen, Mass.) won her second straight New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) Player of the Year award on Thursday afternoon as part of the annual conference postseason awards.
Sophomore goalie Emily Lambert (Riverview, Mich.) became the first player in program history to earn Goalie of the Year of the year honors as well as Norwich took two of the four major awards.
They were joined by six other Cadets that received postseason honors after Norwich completed sixth undefeated NEHC regular season in the last nine years and won its eighth regular season title.
Seniors Adrieana Rossini (Malden, Mass.) and Robyn Foley (Goulds, Newfoundland and Labrador) were named to the NEHC Second Team, while junior forward Alyssa Hulst (Scarborough, Maine) was named to the NEHC Third Team.
Freshman forward Maddie Moell (Clarence Center, N.Y.) rounded out the Norwich selections on the All-Rookie team.
Conway leads NCAA Division III with 27 goals this season to go along with 11 assists for 38 points. She led the conference with 20 goals and 11 assists for 31 points. She earned five NEHC Player of the Week awards en route to earning the league's top honor for the second year in a row. Norwich has now had seven NEHC Player of the Year award winners and Conway is just the second two-time honoree, joining Tori Charron '14 as the only players to accomplish the feat.
Conway became the eighth player in program history to reach the 100-career-points milestone earlier this year. She has 81 goals and 44 assists for 125 points in 78 career games played. She already ranks second all-time in program history for goals and third for points.
Lambert led the NEHC in all goaltending categories with 0.63 goals against average and a .961 save percentage. She went 8-0-0 in league games and posted three shutouts. Overall, she went 11-4-1 with a 1.43 goals against average and a .937 save percentage to rank in the top 25 nationally in each category. She earned one NEHC Goalie of the Week honor this season.
McGovern earned NEHC All-Conference honors for the third straight season after being named to the Rookie Team as a freshman and the Second Team last season. McGovern scored 11 goals with 14 assists for 25 points overall, while scoring an even 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points in NEHC play.
Benoit earned NEHC First Team All-Conference honors for the first time in her career after being named to the Rookie Team last year. She led all NEHC defensemen with five goals and 12 assists for 17 points in league games. Benoit has totaled 50 career points in 56 games and is on pace to become just the second NU defenseman to tally 100 or more points.
Rossini is now a three-time NEHC All-Conference selection after being named to the Second Team this season and Foley earned the honor for the second straight season.
Rossini ranked second in the NEHC in scoring behind Conway with eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points. Her 18 assists lead the team and she became the ninth player in program history to record 100 career points this season. She was named the NEHC Player of the Week once this season.
Foley had a goal and 13 assists for 14 points in NEHC games this season to rank second in the league behind Benoit. She has eight goals and 50 assists for 58 career points in 110 career games.
Hulst earned NEHC All-Conference recognition for the first time in her career with her third team selection. Hulst had six goals and 12 assists for 18 points in league play this season. She ranked fifth on the team in total points with six goals and 14 assists for 20 points.
Moell rounded out Norwich's NEHC All-Conference selections with a Rookie Team nod. She totaled three goals and five assists for eight points to rank fifth in the league in points by freshmen. Moell earned one NEHC Rookie of the Week selection on the season.
Norwich's eight NEHC All-Conference selections ranked second behind first-year program Suffolk University, who led the conference with nine honorees.
Norwich's four first team selections by far and away led the conference with Southern Maine and Suffolk each having one.
The Cadets earned the No. 1 seed for the NEHC Tournament for the ninth straight season with a 15-0-1 league record this season. Norwich is 141-5-5 over the last nine seasons in NEHC contests.
Norwich (18-5-2) will begin its quest for its ninth overall and third straight NEHC Tournament title on Saturday at 3 p.m. when it hosts Salem State in Kreitzberg Arena.