NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's hockey team will open the 2015-16 season Friday, November 20 with a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC game against Amherst College here at Dayton Arena.
The Camels finished 12-10-3 last season, securing the program's first home playoff game in program history.
The Camels return six of the top seven scorers to the team from a year ago. Junior Steph Izzi (West Cornwall, Conn.) potted seven power play goals to lead the NESCAC and rank seventh in the nation. Izzi (16 goals, 12 assists) and classmate Ashley Anctil of Manchester, N.H. (17 goals, 11 assists) are the team's leading active scorers with 28 points each.
Sophomore Kate Kohl (Chelmsford, Mass.) enjoyed a productive rookie season on the forward line, scoring seven goals and assisting on five others to rank third on the team in offensive production with 12 points.
Senior Jillian Dahrooge (pictured) of Charlton, Mass. provides plenty of energy and experience to this group of forwards.
On the blue-line, juniors Julie Beattie (2 goals, 6 assists, Livonia, Mich.) and Cassie Hunter (5 goals, 5 assists, Gilford, N.H.) are both proven performers with plenty of big game experience.
Strong goaltending has been a hallmark for this program. The Camels celebrated the announcement of graduating goaltender Kelsie Fralick's signing with the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League.
Junior Katherine Chester (Mendham, N.J.) has been impressive when provided the opportunity to showcase her skills. In 13 games played between the pipes, Chester has posted an extraordinary 1.54 goals against average to go along with a .926 save percentage.