Boston College junior forward Alex Carpenter was named the 2015 recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top women's college hockey player at a ceremony held at the University of Minnesota's McNamara Alumni Center on Saturday morning.
Carpenter led the nation in goals(37), assists(44) and points (81). In 37 games this season, Carpenter registered multi-point games 25 times, and a single point in nine games, being held off the scoresheet in only three games. She becomes the first player from Boston College to win the award. "It took a lot of hard work and determination on and off the ice and to represent Boston College like this is unbelievable," said Carpenter after winning the award.
The award was a bit bittersweet for Carpenter, after her Eagles lost in last night's Frozen Four semifinal to Harvard, but Carpenter said she was still proud to represent Boston College by winning the award, and that, in her opinion, winning the Kazmaier was a "team award".
Our colleagues at BC Interruption have more on Carpenter's award win.