ADRIAN, Mich. – Senior forward Alison Butler of the Saint Anselm College women's hockey team was honored as a CCM East Region Second Team All-American on Thursday evening at the 2017 NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship banquet.
Butler became the seventh different player in program history to earn All-American honors and the ninth All-American at Saint Anselm. She is the third All-American for Saint Anselm in the last two seasons, joining classmates Alex Starzyk and Martha Findley, who received the honor last season.
In her senior season, Butler tallied 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points in 27 games to help the Hawks to New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) regular season and NEHC Open championships. Her 28 points are a single-season program record, while her 39 points rank fifth all-time at Saint Anselm. Butler had eight multi-point performances this past season, including four with at least four points.
Also a First Team All-NEHC selection, Butler tied for the NEHC lead with 39 points and led the conference in points per game (1.44), assists (28) and power-play points (17). Nationally, the senior ranked 10th in points per game, fourth in assists per game (1.04), sixth in assists (28) and 12th in power-play goals (6).
In the regular-season finale at Southern Maine, Butler became the seventh player in program history to hit the 100-point milestone as the Hawks wrapped up the regular-season NEHC title. She finished her career in the program's top 10 in points (8th, 101), goals (9th, 46), assists (t-8th, 55) and game-winning goals (7th, 10).