NCAA women's hockey: Cornell's Kristin O'Neill breaks program record to lead this week's three stars
Women’s hockey players from north of the border posted stellar efforts and swept NCAA stars of the week honors.
1.) Kristin O’Neill, Cornell
The sophomore forward had a tremendous week, notching seven points in wins against Syracuse, Dartmouth and Harvard. She broke the program record for career short-handed goals (7) at Syracuse and added in an assist as well. Against the Big Green, the Oakville, Ontario native had the primary assist on the game winner and scored the insurance goal. Versus Harvard, she once again had a short-handed strike to total eight in her career while logging in two assists. She is tied for first in the nation in short-handed goals this season (3). Overall this season, she has 24 points on nine goals and 15 assists.
2.) Stephanie Neatby, Princeton
The Toronto, Ontario native posted back-to-back shutouts this weekend against Brown and Yale. The sophomore netminder had the best save percentage and goals against in the nation with 46 saves. On Friday she stopped all 25 shots she faced in a 4-0 win over Brown and followed that up with a 21-save performance over Yale. On the season she has a 1.96 goals-against average with a .927 save percentage.
3.) Maggie Knott, Mercyhurst
The sophomore forward had two goals and four assists during a weekend sweep of RIT, moving the Lakers into the top spot in the CHA standings. The Smiths Falls, Ontario native had a goal and two assists in Mercyhurst’s 7-2 win on Friday, then added another goal and assist as the Lakers shut-out the Tigers, 4-0. On the season, she now has 20 points on 8 goals and 12 assists.