Patty Kazmaier Award

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Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
SportIce hockey
Awarded forTop player in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey.[1]
First award1998
Most recentSophie Jaques

The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is given to the top female college ice hockey player in the United States. The award is presented during the women's annual ice hockey championship, the Frozen Four. The award was first presented in 1998.

The award is named in honor of the late Patty Kazmaier-Sandt, a four-year varsity letter winner and All Ivy League honoree for the Princeton University women's ice hockey team from 1981 through 1986. She also played field hockey and lacrosse. She died on February 15, 1990, at the age of 28 from a rare blood disease. Patty was the daughter of Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier.

Award winners[edit]

Year Winner Position School Hometown
1998 Brandy Fisher Forward New Hampshire Potsdam, New York
1999 A.J. Mleczko Forward Harvard Nantucket, Massachusetts
2000 Ali Brewer Goaltender Brown Racine, Wisconsin
2001 Jennifer Botterill Forward Harvard Ottawa, Ontario
2002 Brooke Whitney Forward Northeastern Snohomish, Washington
2003 Jennifer Botterill Forward Harvard Ottawa, Ontario
2004 Angela Ruggiero Defense Harvard Panorama City, California
2005 Krissy Wendell Forward Minnesota Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
2006 Sara Bauer Forward Wisconsin St. Catharines, Ontario
2007 Julie Chu Forward Harvard Bridgeport, Connecticut
2008 Sarah Vaillancourt Forward Harvard Sherbrooke, Quebec
2009 Jessie Vetter Goaltender Wisconsin Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
2010 Vicki Bendus Forward Mercyhurst Wasaga Beach, Ontario
2011 Meghan Duggan Forward Wisconsin Danvers, Massachusetts
2012 Brianna Decker Forward Wisconsin Dousman, Wisconsin
2013 Amanda Kessel Forward Minnesota Madison, Wisconsin
2014 Jamie Lee Rattray Forward Clarkson Kanata, Ontario
2015 Alex Carpenter Forward Boston College Cambridge, Massachusetts
2016 Kendall Coyne Forward Northeastern Palos Park, Illinois
2017 Ann-Renée Desbiens Goaltender Wisconsin La Malbaie, Quebec
2018 Daryl Watts Forward Boston College Toronto, Ontario
2019 Loren Gabel Forward Clarkson Kitchener, Ontario
2020 Élizabeth Giguère Forward Clarkson Quebec City, Quebec
2021 Aerin Frankel Goaltender Northeastern Briarcliff Manor, New York
2022 Taylor Heise Forward Minnesota Lake City, Minnesota
2023 Sophie Jaques Defense Ohio State Toronto, Ontario

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners
Harvard 6
Wisconsin 5
Northeastern 3
Clarkson 3
Minnesota 3
Boston College 2
Brown 1
Mercyhurst College 1
Ohio State University 1
New Hampshire 1

Finalists by school[edit]

School Winners
Minnesota 10
Minnesota-Duluth 7
Wisconsin 5
Mercyhurst College 4
Boston College 3
Harvard 3
New Hampshire 3
Northeastern 4
Boston University 2
Brown 2
Clarkson 2
Dartmouth 2
Cornell 1
North Dakota 1
Ohio State 1
St. Lawrence 1
Providence 1
Yale 1
Colgate University 1

Winners by state/province[edit]

State/Province Winners
Ontario 8
Wisconsin 4
Massachusetts 3
Quebec 3
Minnesota 2
New York 2
California 1
Illinois 1
Minnesota 1
Washington 1


Year Finalist School Finalist School
1998 Laurie Belliveau Yale Sarah Hood Dartmouth
1999 Ali Brewer Brown Nicki Luongo New Hampshire
2000 Sara DeCosta Providence Tara Mounsey Brown
Carisa Zaban New Hampshire
2001 Tammy Shewchuk Harvard Courtney Kennedy Minnesota
2002 Ronda Curtin Minnesota Carly Haggard Dartmouth
2003 Angela Ruggiero Harvard Jenny Potter Minnesota Duluth
2004 Chanda Gunn Northeastern Jenny Potter Minnesota Duluth
2005 Natalie Darwitz Minnesota Caroline Ouellette Minnesota Duluth
2006 Sabrina Harbec[2] St. Lawrence Riitta Schaublin Minnesota Duluth
2007 Meghan Agosta[3] Mercyhurst Sara Bauer Wisconsin
2008 Meghan Agosta[4] Mercyhurst Kim Martin Minnesota Duluth
2009 Meghan Agosta[5] Mercyhurst Sarah Vaillancourt Harvard
2010 Kelly Paton[6] New Hampshire Noora Räty Minnesota
2011 Meghan Agosta Mercyhurst Kelli Stack Boston College
2012 Jocelyne Lamoureux North Dakota Florence Schelling Northeastern
2013 Megan Bozek Minnesota Noora Räty Minnesota
2014 Hannah Brandt Minnesota Jillian Saulnier Cornell
2015 Hannah Brandt Minnesota Marie-Philip Poulin Boston University
2016 Alex Carpenter Boston College Ann-Renee Desbiens Wisconsin
2017 Cayley Mercer Clarkson Lara Stalder Minnesota Duluth
2018 Victoria Bach Boston University Loren Gabel Clarkson
2019 Megan Keller Boston College Annie Pankowski Wisconsin
2020 Alina Muller Northeastern Abby Roque Wisconsin
2021 Grace Zumwinkle Minnesota Daryl Watts Wisconsin
2022 Gabbie Hughes Minnesota Duluth Sophie Jaques Ohio State
2023 Alina Mueller Northeastern Danielle Serdachny Colgate

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award". Retrieved 2013-03-24.
  2. ^ "USA Hockey". Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2011-02-04.
  3. ^ "TGHA Update". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-02-05.
  4. ^ "CBS Sports - News, Live Scores, Schedules, Fantasy Games, Video and more". Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  5. ^ "USA Hockey - Features, Events, Results - Team USA". Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Sports News, Scores, Schedules, Stats, Photos and Videos - MSN Sports". Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2018.