Schoeneberger Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College

Schoeneberger Honored as NESCAC Player of the Week for Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn.-- Connecticut College senior forward Sam Schoeneberger of Vernon, Conn. has been honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Hockey Player of the Week.

Schoeneberger scored the difference making power-play goal with 4:46 remaining in 1-0 victory at Trinity College in the first round of the 2013 NESCAC Championship Saturday. It was her seventh goal of the season and 14th marker of her career.

"Sam has had a huge impact on our team this season," Connecticut College Head Women's Hockey Coach Kristin Steele said.  "She has stepped up her game and is clearly playing the best hockey of her career.  We have been impressed with both Sam's willingness to step into a leadership role and her undeniable ability to provide energy and motivation in the locker room. Over the course of the season, she has been asked to fill different roles, from defense, to wing, to center. She has taken it in stride and raised her level of play each time."

The Camels (14-11-1), who have already set a program record with their 14 wins, advance to the semifinal round for the second time. They will visit top-seeded Middlebury College Saturday in a 1:00 p.m. NESCAC Semifinal match up in the Green Mountain State.

The winner will meet either Bowdoin or Amherst College Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the final which carries an automatic berth in the 2013 NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Championship.

The Camels and Panthers (17-6-2) split in their two-game series played in New London back in the first week of February.