ANNVILLE, Pa. - For the third time this season, the Stevenson women's ice hockey team swept the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Players of the Week as senior Chelsea Ellis was named the Offensive Player of the Week while junior Caitie Darosa was named the Defensive Player of the Week announced by the league on Monday.
It is the first weekly honor for Ellis in her career while Darosa earns her third honor this season. As a team, the Mustangs have had six offensive players of the week and six defensive players of the week in the MAC this season.
Ellis netted her first career hat trick and finished with a career-high five points as she also dished out a pair of assists in an important 7-3 United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) win over Neumann. The senior also went 29-for-48 at the faceoff dot in the two-game sweep versus the Knights. Ellis has seven points in her last five games.
In net, Darosa stopped 26-of-27 shots in her lone star of the week, a 3-1 win over Neumann that jumped the Mustangs ahead of the Knights in the UCHC standings. The junior stopped 14-of-15 shots in the third period, while also stopping all seven shots on the Stevenson penalty kills. Darosa in unbeaten in her last five starts, and has posted a 4-1-1 record in her last six.
Stevenson concludes the regular season with a two-game series to decide the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) champion at Manhattanville beginning on Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m. The Valiants currently hold the sixth and final UCHC playoff spot.