MANCHESTER, N.H. – Six members of the Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team were named to the All-New England Women's Hockey Alliance (NEWHA) Teams on Wednesday, headlined by first-team selections Megan Klaus and Kaitlyn Spillane and Co-Rookie of the Year Katy Meehan.
In addition to Klaus and Spillane being named to the First Team, Maddie Scavotto, Jackie Guy and Kaley Campbell earned spots on the Second Team. Meehan also landed a spot on the All-Rookie Team, with Guy representing the Hawks on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Klaus was the NEWHA's top-scoring defenseman over the course of the regular season, recording 23 points on five goals and 18 assists. She finished in the league's top-15 in several categories, including leading the way in power-play points (5-11-16), and was seventh overall in assists. To date, Klaus ranks sixth in all of NCAA Divisions I and II in points per game among defensemen (0.85).
Spillane logged her third-straight season with at least 20 points in her senior campaign, totaling 25 points on 11 goals and 14 assists in 22 games during the regular season to rank the top-25 nationally in points per game (23rd, 1.14). Despite missing five games, the senior finished 11th in the NEWHA in points and was also in the top-15 in goals, assists, power-play points, power-play goals and game-winning goals. In 102 career games, Spillane sits five points shy of the 100-point milestone with 42 goals and 53 assists.
Scavotto earned a Second-Team nod on the back of going 10-2-3 in 15 starts for the Hawks as a junior. She owns a 0.99 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in nearly 1,000 minutes in net, while leading all of NCAA Divisions I and II in both categories. Her seven shutouts rank fourth nationally, trailing three goaltenders with at least twice as many starts. Scavotto is on pace to become the first Saint Anselm goaltender to post a GAA under 1.00 since Jen Taylor did so in 2006-07 (0.67).
Guy helped the Hawks post the top goals-against average in Divisions I and II this season, allowing exactly one goal per game. She also chipped in offensively with a career-high five goals and nine assists for 14 points while going +20. Her 14 points put her in a tie for ninth in the NEWHA in points by a defenseman.
Campbell enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, racking up a team-best 30 points with 11 goals and 19 assists in 24 games. Her average of 1.25 points per game put her 14th nationally while her mark of 0.79 assists per game sits 12th-best. In the NEWHA, Campbell ranks sixth in points per game, 12th in goals, tied for fifth in assists and second in power-play points (6-7-13). She registered at least one point in 17-of-24 games she played in to date.
During her standout rookie season, Meehan has a team-high 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points to her credit, while ranking seventh in the country in points per game by freshmen skaters (1.08). Her per-game average of 1.08 points stands 26th in Divisions I and II and she is tied for 19th nationally in goals per game (0.58). Within the NEWHA, Meehan is tied for fourth in goals and eighth in points. Her 28 points are the most by a Saint Anselm rookie since Rosemarie Giarrusso had 29 in 2009-10.
Saint Anselm, which won the NEWHA regular-season title by one point over Holy Cross, hosts the NEWHA Tournament this weekend at Sullivan Arena. The Hawks will face the winner of Wednesday night's first-round game between Franklin Pierce and Saint Michael's at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 in the second semifinal.