The 10 finalists for the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award were announced Thursday.
The award, given annually to the top player in Division 1 women's hockey, is named in honor of Patty Kazmaier-Sandt, who passed away in 1990 at the age of 28. This year's finalists include 7 forwards and 2 defenesmen. North Dakota's Shelby Amsley-Benzie is the only goalie among the ten.
#1 Boston College and #2 Minnesota each have three finalists. The Eagles are represented by forwards Alex Carpenter and Haley Skarupa and defenseman Emily Pfalzer. The three Gophers are forwards Hannah Brandt, a 2014 top-three finalist, and sophomore Dani Cameranesi along with senior defenseman Rachel Ramsey.
The 10 finalists will be cut to three on March 5th. A winner will be announced March 21 in Minneapolis prior to the national championship game at Ridder Arena.
Clarkson forward Jamie Lee Rattray won the 2014 Patty Kazmaier Award.
The 10 finalists (in alphabetical order):
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (North Dakota)
Hannah Brandt (Minnesota)
Dani Cameranesi (Minnesota)
Alex Carpenter (Boston College)
Kendall Coyne (Northeastern)
Brianne Jenner (Cornell)
Emily Pfalzer (Boston College)
Marie-Phillip Poulin (Boston University)
Rachel Ramsey (Minnesota)
Haley Skarupa (Boston College)