MANCHESTER, N.H. – Maddie Scavotto '19, a four-year member of the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey program, was nominated for the NCAA's annual Woman of the Year award.
Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year award recognizes graduating female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. She is one of only 131 nominees from NCAA Division II.
In May, Scavotto was the recipient of the Chancellor's Award at the institution's 126th Commencement exercises, issued to the Saint Anselm graduate with the highest academic average. Scavotto, a double major in Psychology and Spanish, recorded the College's first 4.0 grade point average since the 1990's.
Off the ice, Scavotto tutors students in the Academic Resource Center in Spanish, psychology and writing. She has also participated in the College's successful Relay for Life fundraiser and is an active member of the college's AVERT committee, the Assault & Violence Education and Reporting Team.
Prior to her senior season, Scavotto was selected as a Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B. Scholar. The grant, issued annually to an incoming senior, provided the rising senior with a full-tuition scholarship. The award's recipient is one that "must demonstrate concern for and assistance to others, potential for leadership, and a love of learning, while participating in the life of the college."
A goaltender for the women's ice hockey program, Scavotto appeared in 55 career games for the Hawks, playing over 3,300 minutes in goal and is the team's all-time record holder with with a 1.09 career goals-against average and a 93.3% save percentage. She is tied for third all-time with 43 victories in goal, registering only six losses and six ties in her entire career.
Scavotto recorded a 1.21 goals-against average as a senior, ranking second nationally (National Collegiate women's ice hockey), ranking seventh in the nation with a 93.7% save percentage. Ranked third nationally in winning percentage (14-2-1), she backstopped the Hawks to their first-ever New England Women's Hockey Alliance Championship title on Feb. 24, turning aside 21 shots,
Ranked fourth all-time with 831 saves between the pipes, Scavotto was the College's first Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America pick since 1986, receiving the prestigious award as a junior. A fixture on the Saint Anselm Dean's List, she was named Most Valuable Player of the New England Hockey Conference Open Tournament in 2017 and that same season was named an American Hockey Coaches Association All-American Scholar.
Across four seasons, Scavotto helped the Hawks to an overall record of 89-15-8 (.830) since the start of the 2015-16 campaign.