Press Release

Hockey Commissioners Association Releases National Women's Rookie of the Year 'Watch List'

Thursday, February 1, 2024

A “Watch List” of 24 first-year NCAA women’s hockey players was announced today by the Hockey Commissioners Association. One of these talented rookies will likely be voted National Rookie of the Year by the nation’s assistant coaches. At season’s end, a ballot consisting of each Division I conference’s Rookie of the Year will be presented to the assistant coaches and they will vote, one vote per school, to identify the winner. This year’s National Rookie of the Year will be announced during the Frozen Four in Durham, NH, in March.

2023-24 Women’s Rookie of the Year Award “Watch List”

College Hockey America
Alaina Giampietro, F, Robert Morris (26 GP, 11-9-20)
(Strongsville, OH)
Sofia Nuutinen, F, Mercyhurst (26 GP, 9-15-24)
(Vantaa, Finland)
Stella Retrum, F, Penn State (28 GP, 11-10-21)
(Maple Grove, MN)

ECAC Hockey
Annelies Bergmann, G, Cornell (13-4-1, 2.03, .913)
(Detroit, MI)
Uma Corniea, G, Princeton (6-5-1, 2.41, .908)
(Edina, MN)
Kahlen Lamarche, F, Quinnipiac (29 GP, 8-19-27)
(Sudbury, ON)
Maddie Leaney, F, Union (26 GP, 9-7-16)
(Maple Ridge, BC)
Kaia Malachino, F, Colgate (28 GP, 7-11-18)
(Brighton, MI)
Emma Pais, F, Colgate (28 GP, 13-13-26)
(London, ON)
Madeline Palumbo, F, Colgate (28 GP, 6-13-19)
(Courtice, ON)
Karel Prefontaine, F, Cornell (23 GP, 8-10-18)
(Gatineau, PQ)
Stephanie Stainton, F, Yale (21 GP, 7-8-15)
(Oakville, ON)
Andrea Trnkova, D, RPI (25 GP, 4-10-14)
(Ustí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic)

Hockey East
Sedona Blair, G, UNH (12-12-2, 2.35, .917)
(Eden Prairie, MN)
Allie Lalonde, F, Northeastern (28 GP, 7-8-15)
(Irvine, CA)
Sammy Taber, F, Boston College (27 GP, 10-17-27)
(Tewksbury, MA)

Jenna Chaplain, F, Assumption (28 GP, 6-13-19)
(Peabody, MA)
Isabel Chaput, F, Sacred Heart (29 GP, 10-5-15)
(Wixom, MI)
Juliana Herman, D, Saint Anselm (25 GP, 2-5-7)
(The Pas, MB)

Ella Boerger, F, St. Thomas (27 GP, 9-10-19)
(Andover, MN)
Joy Dunne, F. Ohio State (24 GP, 13-9-22)
(O’Fallon, MO)
Eve Gascon, G, Minnesota Duluth (6-7-1, 1.71, .945)
(Mascouche, PQ)
Cassie Hall, F, Wisconsin (26 GP, 17-5-22)
(South Lyon, MI)
Emma Kreisz, F, Minnesota (26 GP, 4-16-20)
(Budapest, Hungary)
Ava Lindsay, F, Minnesota (26 GP, 8-9-17)
(Minnetonka, MN)
Ava McNaughton, G, Wisconsin (11-2-0, 1.58, .928)
(Seven Fields, PA)

Winners of the Women’s College Hockey Rookie of the Year Award