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    Michelle Binning
    97 Michelle Binning
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Oshawa, Ont.

    High School:
    Eastdale C.V.I.

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    Forward

    Last Team:
    Toronto Jr. Aeros Inter. AA

    AS A SENIOR • 2009-10 Awarded the Unsung Hero award at the team banquet...led the team in scoring with 30 points and a team-best 20 goals...scored a team-best seven power-play goals...sixth in the nation and led the team with five gamewinners...named to the Hockey East All-Tournament Team...assisted the gamewinner at No. 5 St. Lawrence (10/9)...scored her first of the season against Syracuse (10/16)...recorded career-high four points (2G, 2A) at Brown (10/24), earning conference player of the week honors...scored the first goal of the game at No. 4 New Hampshire (10/31)...responsible for the eventual gamewinner, a shorthanded mark at Maine (11/8)...recorded a team-high six shots on goal (11/15)...named the Nutmeg Classic Tournament MVP after a one goal, one assist and plus-one performance against Quinnipiac (11/27) and at Yale (11/28)...tallied her first power-play goal of the season in 4-3 win over No. 10 Boston University (12/4)...had an assist on the UConn power-play goal at Harvard (12/8)...named the Pure Hockey Player of the Week after contributing the gamewinner against Dartmouth (1/2) and following it up with a pair of power-play goals with an assist vs. the Big Green (1/3)...scored in each game at Vermont (1/16 & 17)...seven-game goal scoring streak was snapped after scoring a power-play goal against Maine (1/22)...had an assist against Boston College (2/6)...finished the two-game Providence series with three points, including a pair of goals (2/12-13)...scored the gamewinner and had an assist in the Hockey East tournament Semifinal Game against Providence (3/6)...responsible for the game-tying goal in the Hockey East Championship Game (3/7).

    AS A JUNIOR • 2008-09 Recorded 30 points in 35 games...exceeded career-best scoring outputs with 17 goals and 13 assists...led the team in power-play goals (10) and gamewinners (seven)...was sixth in the nation in power-play goals and tied for seventh in gamewinners...one of three players to record 15 points in conference contests...tied a program record with goals in seven-consecutive games (1/2-1/22)...finished with one goal and two assists against Sacred Heart (9/27)...scored twice at Minnesota State-Mankato (10/3)...had a pair of goals against Colgate (10/10)...assisted two goals against No. 7/6 St. Lawrence (10/11)...assisted one goal against No. 4/5 New Hampshire (10/15)...scored twice at Princeton (10/24-25) with a goal in each game, including one on the power play...had a goal and an assist against Maine (11/8)...had a goal and an assist at No. 5/6 Boston College (11/13) for her second-consecutive multiple-point game...assisted one goal against Brown (11/24)...scored her fourth game-winning goal against Yale (11/29) in the Nutmeg Classic championship game...added to game-winning goal total with power-play mark against No. 7/8 Boston College (12/5)...recorded four points against Vermont (1/3-4), scoring a goal and two assists to earn her first ever TPS Hockey Player of the Week award...scored a power-play goal in each game vs. No. 4/4 Mercyhurst (1/16 & 17)...capped off second four-game scoring streak with a pair of assists against Northeastern (1/23 & 24)...fired 12 shots on goal against Providence (1/31 & 2/1) over the two-game set...scored once to tie the game against Boston University (2/6)...netted her 17th of the season at No. 5/5 New Hampshire (2/22)...named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

    AS A SOPHOMORE • 2007-08 Played in all 35 games...recorded nine points, including five goals and four assists...scored two power-play goals...had two points against Maine (11/16) and against Ohio State (10/6)...recorded two unassisted goals.

    AS A FRESHMAN • 2006-07 Saw action in all 35 games as a freshman...had four goals and four assists for eight points...all four of her goals came in Hockey East play, including the game-winning strike at Providence (10/22) and a power play goal against the Friars (2/24)...first career point was an assist against Vermont (10/7)...picked up an assist in 3-3 tie at No. 1 Mercyhurst (1/19) and in 3-2 win at No. 9 Boston College (2/10).

    BEFORE UConn Graduated from Eastdale C.V.I...played club hockey for the Toronto Junior Aeros Intermediate AA...part of provincial championship teams in 2005 and 2006...also lettered in volleyball and was named team captain.

    PERSONAL Michelle Courtney...daughter of John and Linda Binning...has one brother, Shaun...born on March 21, 1988...an exercise science major with a concentration in strength and conditioning.

    Season GP G A Pts PPG SH GW P-PIM +/-
    2006-07 35 4 4 8 1 0 1 9-18 -7
    2007-08 35 5 4 9 2 0 0 16-32 -2
    2008-09 35 17 13 30 10 0 7 13-26 +14
    2009-10 37 20 10 30 7 1 5 18-36 +12
    Career 142 46 31 77 20 1 13 56-112 +17

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