Castleton’s women’s hockey team finished the 2014-15 season with a 14-12-2 record and advanced to the ECAC East Championship game for the second time in school history. However, it’s been the team’s performance off the ice that’s truly been impressive this year. Rachel Elliott of Essex Junction, was one of the squad’s 18 players selected to the ECAC Women’s East All-Academic Team on Monday.
A total of 140 student-athletes from 14 institutions earned All-Academic honors this year led by Castleton, which set a school-record with 18 selections. Seniors Brie Narodowy, Samantha McNeil, Molly Howard, Emily Raber, Jessica Spidle and Paula Stephens headlined the Spartans nominations. They were joined on the squad by juniors Jess Cameron, Anna Daniels, Rachel Elliott, Rachel Bombardier and Sam Pion as well as sophomores Ally Brandland, Rachael Brazil, Lisa Buratynski, Sabrina Hosner, Lisa Kilroy, Ashley Pelkey and Hannah Wright.
To be named to the ECAC Women’s East All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic year at their current institution and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.